9-12 April, 2020

Fighting a Global Crisis

3 billion people in lockdown. Let's hack the future and never go through this again.


The Global Hack is a global initiative which unites the Hack the Crisis movement and the 40+ hackathons organized in the frames of this movement. This is truly a global effort and movement involving communities and organizers from all over the world. The Global Hack happened 9-12 April and was created battle the problems we are facing globally in the midst of the crisis as well as creating solutions for the post-crisis world.

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Crisis is far from over

How will we deal with the changing relationships in the economy, the future of work, healthcare and a world transformed, perhaps, beyond recognition? We need to come up with solutions that will help us fight future pandemics, and all crises for that matter, more effectively.

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Global tech community leads the movement gathering over 53 countries, over 5000 ideas and hundreds of professionals over the world. We fight against coronavirus. We work on solutions. We do it to change the world.

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Track leads

Achim Steiner

Administrator, UNDP


Ami Hasan

ADCE President, Chairman of hasan & partners Group


Anab Jain

Designer, filmmaker, and co-founder of Superflux


Anne-Marie Slaughter

CEO, New America


Billi Tai

Venture Capitalist & Chair of ACTAI Global


Brad Feld

VC at Foundry Group & co-founder of Techstars.


Carmen Kass



Charles Nader

CEO of Doc.com


Christopher M. Schroeder

Global Investor, Internet/Media entrepreneur


Dr. Noah Raford

Futurist in Chief @Dubai Future Foundation


Enrico Giovannini

Director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development


Garry Kasparov

Former World Chess Champion, Avast Security Ambassador and Author of Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins


John Robb

Musician, writer, activist, author of 9 books on pop culture, founder of Louder Than War website


Karen Kornbluh

Director GMF digital


Khaliya ´

Public health specialist, neurotechnologist and humanitarian


Leslie Goh

Senior Technology Advisor


Manal Rostom

Nike ambassador, marathoner & Surviving Hijab community leader


Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Former President of Estonia


Mitch Sinclair

Executive Design Director, IDEO


Mona Hamdy

Director, Harvard Arab Covid Response fund


Nicole Patrice De Member

Founder INDAIS


Paul Bennett

Chief Creative Officer IDEO


Payal Manan

Head Hack the Crisis - India, South Asia Head Robotex International


Reid Hoffman

Co-Founder of LinkedIn


Robert C. Wolcott

Professor of innovation Northwestern University, University of Chicago


Sam Altman

CEO of OpenAI


Samantha Cristoforetti

Italian European Space Agency astronaut


Sebastian Thurn

Stanford Professor, Google X founder, CEO of Udacity


Stephanie Hannon

Core team US Digital Response


Sophia Bush

Actress, Activist, Podcast Host


Steve Jurvetson

Co-founder of Future Ventures. Board Member of SpaceX and Tesla


Thomas Ermacora

Futurist & Founder of Recode Institute, Board Member of LA Cleantech incubator


Organising partners

Global partners

Supporting organisations