19-20 Nov, GEW2016: #AcornHack2016 - Inspiring The Next Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs
19-20 Nov, GEW2016: #AcornHack2016 - Inspiring The Next Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs

19-20 Nov, GEW2016: #AcornHack2016 - Inspiring The Next Generation of Tech...

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As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Acorn Aspirations in partnership with Youth Business InternationalPrince’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

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