Cape Town Hackathon – March 1st
Join us as we work together to solve some of the worlds most pressing challenges, connect with social innovators, and learn about what can be done to solve the Water Crisis, Ocean Pollution, and Urban Transportation issues in your community.
Who: Calling all students and professionals interested in making an impact in the Water Crisis, Ocean Pollution, and Urban Transportation. Everyone is welcome and needed – Subject matter experts, coding, design, marketing, and business types.
What: Create an impact focused solution in just 36 hours with the opportunity to pitch to an impressive team of judges
How: Leverage the background and experiences of your teammates and receive outstanding advice and mentorship from our group of all-star coaches
When: Friday, March 1st 8:00 am – Saturday, March 2nd 6:30 pm
Where: RCS Headquarters, Golf Park, Raapenberg Rd, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700
Why: Gain real experience building a solution that addresses real-world problems from scratch, discover your passion by continuing to work on your project after the weekend is over, make a difference in the Cape Town sustainability community, and meet local makers and do-ers
Startupbootcamp AfriTech (SBC) is sponsored by some of the most innovative corporate partners in Africa and the accelerator programme has proven to be a successful channel to scout, skill, and scale disruptive startups. We are now applying this powerful Corporate Startup Collaboration approach to solve municipal challenges that affect us all. Using Cape Town as a lab, we have chosen 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as themes for an impact-orientated Hackathon.
Sponsored by Old Mutual, Nedbank, BNP Paribas, and PWC, and generously hosted by RCS, the event will promote thought leaders for the daunting challenges brought about through pollution, water access, and urbanization. The hackathon is open to citizen innovators who will form ad-hoc teams and crowdsource solutions, talent, and business models from the Cape Town innovation and resilience enablement ecosystem.
Over the course of 2 full days, the goal is for 5-10 teams to form tackling different challenges. These teams will focus on practical solutions that could be further developed and implemented with the support of the sponsors and their partners.