Social Storm 2020

Date: 20/11/2020
Start Time: 4:00 pm
End Time:
Location: Online

Social Storm is the world’s leading and longest running international hackathon.

It’s all about connecting passionate people, to allow them to collaborate on finding innovative solutions to global issues.

We’re looking for a team of creative and intuitive students to take part and represent Bloomsbury Institute in this year’s hackathon, taking place 20 – 22 November.

You’ll be working in teams with students from around the world to develop a viable product that will tackle one of the world’s big two challenges in either health or gender equality.

Read more below about how you could be in with a chance of winning £500 and to sign up, click here.

How does it work?

Due to on-going coronavirus restrictions, this year’s event is going online and will take place 20 – 22 November.

Over 48 hours, you’ll work in mixed teams with students from other universities, such as the University of East Anglia and Strathmore University in Kenya.

You will create, research and build a minimal viable product which tackles the problems being faced in health and wellbeing or gender equality.

We’re looking for ideas and solutions that are creative, sustainable and financially viable, and by the end, each team will submit an action plan and video pitch.

Your idea will be judged by a panel of industry experts and entrepreneurs and one team will be announced the winner of Social Storm 2020.

There is a £500 team prize for the winning team with access to support to take the idea forward.

For more information, take a look at Social Storm’s video.

When does it take place?

Social Storm 2020 will take place at the climax of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

It starts at 4pm on Friday 20th November until 8pm that night. It then resumes 9.45am – 8pm on Saturday, followed by 10.45am – 4pm on Sunday 21 November.

How do I sign up?

To sign up, simply fill out the form here by Thursday 19 November. We’ll get in touch with you about the next steps.

Good luck to all that take part!