TRACK

Education

Classrooms around the world have suddenly been locked shut and teachers are urgently rethinking how to teach effectively.
TRACK LEAD

Reid Hoffman

Co-Founder of LinkedIn
“It’s almost a cliché to say ‘talent is everywhere’, but the fact is — people like You are changing the world with your ideas — And taking action! I joined The Global Hack knowing that this will help unleash your ideas during this time of unprecedented crisis.

Why Education?

Few things have had a more powerfully positive impact on our planet than improved access to education. However, classrooms around the world have suddenly been locked shut and teachers are urgently rethinking how to teach effectively.

The impact of this ranges from slight inconvenience in digitally connected countries to complete interruption of education in many other parts of the world. There are also many challenging consequences, including an increase in hunger among pupils who depended on school meals and an added burden on parents.

Work track of The Global Hack is led by the Team who were behind “Hack for Italy”, a crisis response online hackathon in Italy that took place between March 27 and 29.
Thanks to the international appeal, the team has now joined the forces with international communities from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Italy.

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Challenges set by our partners

by The European Commisision

New forms of education

In the education field, what is the best way to help schools, teachers and pupils to continue their studies, and benefit from the latest EdTech innovations.

by National Centre for Education, Latvia

Tools for Making Learning Visible

Starting next school year, Latvian schools will be implementing a newly developed curriculum, emphasizing meaningful learning, lifelong learning skills. This means greater emphasis on clear learning goals for students, timely and developmental feedback, self-monitoring and reflection on what is being learned and what must be improved. Latvian schools - pupils and teachers - need a set of integrated tools, where teachers can monitor student progress against clear learning goals, students can follow their own growth and submit evidence of learning, students of different ages and stages can create portfolios of their work, reflect on it, select their best pieces, choose to make them visible to peers and teachers for feedback, in other words - simple, straightforward tools that help make learning visible to everyone involved.

Full Brief >

Challenge by Pipedrive

Tools to support home-schooling

Shutting down schools has caused an enormous burden on teachers, students, and schools, as well as parents who have to find means to support home-schooling. Parents with full-time jobs need to find solutions to stay professional and focus on their job, while at the same time supporting and explaining homework for their children. Teachers don’t have a unified system to which they can all be easily on-boarded, many of them using Zoom or other video tools for the first time in their lives. Students struggle with lack of explanations and unified platforms to submit all their homework in one place. There are families who lack the technology or equipment to support all their children at once, and there is no risk-free environment to manage the supply for the demand. Let’s join forces to develop tools for teachers and students that are effective and easy to use during this new normal.

Learn more about Pipedrive

by PAXFUL

Mobile-first education

In light of the current pandemic, the main challenge students and parents are facing is being able to effectively access educational material on the internet. This is an issue due to expensive internet subscription costs paired with a loss of jobs and/or pay cuts.\ Most parents are more concerned about feeding their families as a priority - meaning amenities like internet access is dropped. With mobile adoption still high, how are we able to leverage mobile-first education so that more children can continue their education remotely?

We have the winners!

Top 3 teams

Top 3 teams

InsideScoop
10 000€

As of March 16th, fifty percent of the world's kids are now in online school, where students are reluctant to participate and are often confused in class. The transition is just as hard for teachers, who struggle to understand if their lessons are absorbed by their students as they can barely see their faces and reactions. To solve this, we built InsideScoop—a platform that uses cutting-edge tools to personalize every student’s education by providing their teachers with real-time actionable reports on each student.

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Outside
5000€

In these unprecedented times, and moving forward after this, we hope that our product can significantly enhance the learning experience. Making learning more immersive, interactive, and bring what people learn to life. This will be the school of the future.

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European Device Donation Network
5000€

With the majority of schools switching to remote learning, many families do not have a tablet or PC at home, or need to share one, thus making it harder to follow remote lectures. Furthermore, many households have a poor landline internet connection.

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Finalists

Finalists

#WalkMeThroughIt

We've solving the problem of non-interactivity in online DIY tutorials. Things like cooking, fixing things around the house or on your car, are easier to learn when you have someone guiding you through it and giving you feedback live. Rather than a static guide.

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Jop

An AI assistant (and friend) for teachers, parents and most of all kids!

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EduData

EduData is an online educational database built with the vision to support individuals around the world who are seeking help and guidance to restart their life. Our mission is to create a global community connecting students and mentors all around the world to help further enhance their knowledge and skills as they face this global pandemic.

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Marble

Our mission is to support SMB on their way to innovation by empowering their talents. Understanding of skillsets existing and required will bring innovation and better processes management in SMB.

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Mentors

These experts will be available to you throughout the event to mentor you in case you're stuck or need a second opinion.

Alex Bricov

Hack for Italy team member

#education

Andrew Sorohan

Field expert, Product management u.ventures

#education

Giovanni Gentile

Tech hardware - electronics, Goodhabitz

#education

Jerome Adzah

DEED Consulting Limited

#education

Jorim Holtey-Weber

Coach - Emerge to Prosper

#education

Larry Goodin

Global Youth Development l GENz Influencer

#education

Lisa Short

Change Strategist & Influencer

#education

Luigi Dilauro

Sales & Marketing CNH

#education

Luis Caldas de Oliveira

Adjunct Director of iStartLab

#education

Mansur Ongarbayev

IT Manager at Tele2 Eesti

#education

Marina Shutova

Customer Success Manager at Lingvist

#education

Michael Weinstock

Educator in Digital Transformation

#education

Saffin Mathew

Head of Youth Program 1M1B

#education

Sergei Anikin

Tech full stack software Pipedrive

#education

We have plenty more fish.

  • birgit lao

    Public sector innovator

  • tiit elenurm

    Business development, education solutions

  • tamara gavrilovic

    Scientist

  • laura bellorini

    Sales & Marketing, Hackathon facilitator/organizer/helper

  • pramod paratabadi

    Tech - mobile apps, Tech - software back-end, Tech - devops or cloud, Data Scientist

  • felipe matos

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management

  • mihkel rembel

    Sales & Marketing, Business development

  • sanmitra chitte

    Product management, Design, Design Strategy

  • vishal singh

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management

  • mutia lawdy firman

    Legal

  • diego arroyo

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Design

  • joseph demeyer

    Psychologist

  • margaret price

    Tech - mobile apps, Tech - software front end, Tech - devops or cloud, Product management, Design, Public sector innovator

  • bethany davies

    Education

  • ojumu olalekan

    Product management, Public sector innovator

  • silvia baroni

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Strategy

  • rishabh banga

    Tech - mobile apps, Tech hardware - electronics, Product management

  • yunusa mohammed kala

    Sales & Marketing, Business development

  • ena peeva

    Business development

  • athanasios dimou

    Design, GIS analysis, Spatial Analysis, Open Data , Geoinformatics

  • routouang mohamed ndonga christian

    Business development

  • larry

    Business development, Public sector innovator

  • victor freundt

    Tech hardware - mechanics, Sales & Marketing, Product management, Design, Public sector innovator

  • francois taddei

    Public sector innovator, Scientist, Dreamer & Social scientific entrepreneur

  • vivek tuteja

    Product management

  • kristjan raude

    Sales & Marketing, Business development

  • riaz ahmed

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management, Startup Funding and Investments

  • bian li

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Public sector innovator, Scientist, Investment, Finance, Economics, Strategic partnerships and social innovation

  • pasi joronen

    Business development

  • arjan de jong

    Business development, Sourcing & Procurement, Supply chains, Finance, Operations

  • ion- gheorghe petrovai

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Public sector innovator, University professor and trainer

  • kushtrim shala

    Business development, Product management, Marketing & PR

  • waleed ahmed

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management, Design, Public sector innovator

  • saffin mathew

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management

  • mansur ongarbayev

    Tech - devops or cloud, Business development, Product management

  • luis caldas de oliveira

    Business development, Product management, Public sector innovator

  • michael weinstock

    Sales & Marketing, Business development

  • jorim holtey-weber

    Scientist, Leadership, Mindset, Psychology

  • jerome adzah

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management

  • rafiullah

    Tech - mobile apps, Tech - software front end, Tech - software back-end, Design

  • jarrod ormiston

    Design, Education

  • jana kukk

    Business development, Design

  • jan graf

    Business development, Product management

  • andres kivi

    Legal

  • mohamed gomaa elmorsy agwa

    Data Scientist, Robotics and AI

  • maria de pena

    Tech - mobile apps, Tech - software front end, Tech hardware - mechanics, Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management, Design, Public sector innovator, Scientist

  • lisa short

    Business development, Product management, Design, Public sector innovator, Strategy & Go To Market

  • heikki visnapuu

    Business development, Product management, several startup founder

  • elina kallas

    Business development, Product management, Scientist

  • ionel lehari

    Design

  • hanisha vaswani

    Sales & Marketing, Product management, Public sector innovator

  • kanagat alyshbaev

    Business development, Product management

  • emmanuel crown

    Tech - full stack software

  • adeniyi adebayo

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management

  • ilja lebedev

    Business development, Product management, Design, Public sector innovator

  • sebastian pikand

    Tech - full stack software, Tech - software front end, Tech - software back-end, Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management, Design

  • robin weninger

    Sales & Marketing, Business development, Product management

  • marko klopets

    Tech - full stack software, Product management

  • martín moscosa

    Tech - software front end, Tech - software back-end, Tech - devops or cloud, Product management

  • joanna

    Business development, Design, Scientist

  • meghdut roy chowdhury

    Sales & Marketing, Business development

  • manuel lang

    Tech - full stack software, Tech - software back-end, Data Scientist

  • paolo de gasperis

    Tech - software front end, Tech hardware - electronics, EdTech educator

Track organisers