12 Days, 89 Submitted Projects, 14 Prizes, All Winners
Thanks to the 600+ amazing USC- and UCLA-affiliated individuals across Los Angeles (and the world) who joined us to Hack for Hope. The organizing team feels so privileged to have been part of this event.
Masks for Hope (USC & UCLA together)
Adoptimize (USC) • Harbor Health (USC)
Bridge (USC) • DalyTally (USC & UCLA) • Corevent (UCLA) • ShieldLA (UCLA) • HaveNeed (USC)
JUDGES’ CHOICE WINNERS
Local (USC) • Moson Ventilators (USC) • T.AI (USC) • BodeGo (USC) • Grocery Guide (USC) • FXT (USC)
Hack for Hope offerED technical and non-technical, USC- and UCLA-affiliated students, faculty, staff, and alumni (and friends and family members with an interest) the opportunity to address critical challenges created by COVID-19.
With Hack for Hope, we Created an online space that can bring problem-solvers, creators, developers, and great minds together, even if apart. Social distancing and work-from-home policies may help to “flatten the curve,” but they can only go so far. There are heroes in our midst – those who, by choice or necessity, continue to heal, to help, to deliver, to care-take, to be out in a world where they might feel vulnerable. Let’s help them. And let’s also acknowledge that social isolation is, in itself, a challenge. Let’s think, experiment, and build solutions to help.
Participants SELECTED one of two tracks:
Track 1 – Hack For Now: A solving sprint for those interested in delivering hope immediately. Choose a problem to solve – one that you identify or one brought to us by someone in the community. Then, build a prototype, iterating over two weeks to get quickly from idea to useful function. Track 1 teams can choose to be assigned a PMA.LA product manager with real-world experience – here to help you help others.
Final deliverable: a 2-minute video that shows and explains a team-built solution ready for immediate production or deployment
Track 2 – Hack For The Future: A fast walk into the future for those interested in building solutions and providing hope for the post-COVID-19 world. Envision what our society and economy will look like as we emerge from our current reality into a new normal, identifying a startup opportunity that addresses new needs.