Social Impact Panel
Oct
11
4:00 PM16:00

Social Impact Panel

Contrary to popular belief, profitability and social impact are not mutually exclusive. In fact, often times when social good is baked into the business model, the business is more profitable IE Alibaba, TOMS, and Pigeonly.

We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice social good or community impact to do good business. Building your business to solve a social and economic need is really the wave, so this panel is for those looking to make a business case for social impact. 

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Pitch Competition
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Pitch Competition

  • Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A pitch competition created for underrepresented entrepreneurs by underrepresented entrepreneurs. It has all of the elements of a traditional pitch competition, plus a few twists! Performing art elements, a live DJ and a few surprises to bring Showtime at the Apollo vibes to this Shark Tank-like event. Prize packages include cash,  mentor matching, tech swag and more!

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Investor Speed Dating
Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

Investor Speed Dating

An event dedicated to introducing underrepresented entrepreneurs to early stage investors, Investor Speed Dating creates space for investors to engage with entrepreneurs who are often overlooked in a direct and personal way. Like traditional speed-dating, businesses will have five minutes to present their business and swap business cards with each investor.

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Investor Speed Dating
Oct
3
4:00 PM16:00

Investor Speed Dating

An event dedicated to introducing underrepresented entrepreneurs to early stage investors, Investor Speed Dating creates space for investors to engage with entrepreneurs who are often overlooked in a direct and personal way. Like traditional speed-dating, businesses will have three minutes to present their business and swap business cards with each investor.

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Get your GEEK on!
Oct
2
3:00 PM15:00

Get your GEEK on!

A day of play/nerd fest for those of us old enough to order a beer and young [in spirit] enough to appreciate an event entirely dedicated to geeking out and having fun. Because, duh! Come ready to toy around with some classics as well as emerging tech. We'll have 3D printing, robotics, a silent disco, VR games and more. Plus, beer and wine. Plenty of beer and wine.

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Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Network and Chill

Yo! Hack the CD has rebranded and grown into Hack Nation and we're having a party to celebrate our growth and rebrand over the past year. 

We're still doing hackathons and pitch competitions, but we've expanded our offerings and partnerships to better plug underrepresented entrepreneurs with resources to aid in their success.

What does this mean for you? All of the free drinks your heart desires, good vibes provided by DJs Stas and Moni, and a room full of people waiting to hear about your next big idea or help you make that idea a reality. 

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