The Social Impact Create-A-Thon

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

The Social Impact Create-A-Thon

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

What are the biggest social challenges in Austin today and how might you go about tackling those with the latest in design and technology? Come explore these ideas at our free 4 hour event: The Social Impact Create-a-thon.

Here you’ll be guided by Design Thinking experts to uncover critical social problems in Austin, then bring to life new ideas to help us truly become a Smart City. Envision a future for Austin that leverages the latest technologies to bring about the biggest social impact.

What is Design Thinking you ask? After this free workshop, you’ll learn why it’s become the driving force behind so many successful technology companies and startups today - Like Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and so so many more.

Join a group of like minded thinkers and creators in the heart of Austin’s Downtown technology district at General Assembly. Facilitated by the the Austin Spark League team and mentored + judged by the amazing team at Verb. You'll work in teams of 4 or less to come up with real solutions for real problems. The best creative solution wins mentorship with Verb, a free GA class credit, and $300 for dinner at Juniper with your team!

Takeaways

  • Identify pain points & align on solutions
  • Learn Design Thinking principles & activities
  • Package up a compelling story
  • Pitch your idea to a panel of judges
  • Win awesome prizes: Dinner for 4 at Juniper ($300) + face-to-face mentorship from members of the Verb team.

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