As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Acorn Aspirations in partnership with Youth Business International, Prince’s Trust and Generating Genius is running a 2-day hackathon/start-up style event where 100 young people aged 12-19 will collaborate with mentors from the TechCity community to develop tech start-ups that solve social problems in their local communities and worldwide.
#AcornHack2016 will unlock young people’s entrepreneurial potential by inspiring them to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology, as well as attend masterclass workshops in digital marketing, branding, APIs, lean UX and Business Model Canvas.
The purpose of this event is to equip young people with the tools that will enable them to become change-makers and entrepreneurs of their own lives.
What is Global Entrepreneurship Week?
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare.
No hacking experience required, just passion to get up and go for it.
#AcornHack2016 will show you how your favourite mobile apps are built, you will then build your own as part of a team with the help of people who do this everyday.
You will learn how to turn your ideas into a basic working version. Things you'll learn:
How to decide which of your ideas are worth working on
How to decide what features the user needs to get them from A to B
How to sketch your ideas
How to build your idea using rapid prototyping tools
How to pitch your idea
Basic coding skills & UX - HTML, CSS and Android studio
Day 1: 19 November
9:45am – 10:00am Registration
10.00am - 10.10am Welcome and Introduction
10:10am – 11:00am Ice-breaker and team formation
11:00am – 11:30am Teams pitch and mentor allocation
11:30am – 12:30pm Ideation workshop
12:30pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm – 2:00pm HTML/CSS workshop
2:00pm - 3:00pm SPRINT 1 - Problem
3:00pm - 4:00pm SPRINT 2 - Solution
4:00pm - 5:00pm SPRINT 3 - Testing
End of day 1
Day 2: 20 November
10.00am - 11.00am SPRINT 4 – hacking/testing
11.00am - 12.00pm SPRINT 5 - hacking/testing
12:00am – 1:00pm Pitch training
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm SPRINT 6 – finishing the prototype/product
3:00pm - 4:00pm SPRINT 7 – preparing the pitch
4:00pm - 5:00pm PITCH
5:00pm - 5:30pm Judging
5:30pm - 6:00pm Winners announced/closing
To learn about the #AcornHackWOW, please visit: http://acornhack2016.co.uk/
To learn about Acorn Aspirations, please visit: www.acornaspirations.co.uk