Hack for a Cause

Hack for a Cause

09:00-09:50: Impulse Session: Leveraging the potential of technology and entrepreneurship – Best practices in collaboration between startups and corporates unraveled:

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Hack for a cause is a series of inspirational talks, panel discussions and design dashes with the objective of providing new perspectives on the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 13: Climate Action

In this session, Robin Weninger will talk about how startups and corporates can collaborate together and create win-win partnerships through the use of entrepreneurial methodologies and frameworks. Additionally, he will cover best practices for collaboration and portrait how to avoid the innovation trap.

Hack for a Cause is organized by the Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. An Initiative of the World Economic Forum.

10:00-10:50:Impulse session: Youth unemployment in the MENA Region – trends and opportunities:

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In this session, Laura Leun and Emmanuel Lubanzadio will address the elephant in the room: youth unemployment. The following questions will be addressed: What is the status quo of youth unemployment in the MENA region? What are the causes and opportunities?

Hack for a Cause is organized by the Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. An Initiative of the World Economic Forum.

11:00-11:50:Design Dash: SDG 4 – Quality Education:

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In this session, the audience will brainstorm and co-create solutions to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.".

A design dash is a quick introductory design thinking exercise that stimulates creativity and the generation of new ideas. You can think of it as a co-creation sprint!

Hack for a Cause is organized by the Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. An Initiative of the World Economic Forum.

12:00-12:50: Impulse Session: Industry Innovation – A perspective from the world of finance:

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Hack for a cause is a series of inspirational talks, panel discussions and design dashes with the objective of providing new perspectives on the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 13: Climate Action

In this session, Damian Polok will explore ways of how finance can foster innovation and be a driver for positive change.

Hack for a Cause is organized by the Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. An Initiative of the World Economic Forum.

14:30-15:20:Panel:There is no competition in making the world a better place – how entrepreneurs, corporates and policy makers prove to change the world together!

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This panel will explore how different stakeholders (entrepreneurs, corporates, policy makers) are collaborating to create positive impact. The panellists will share best practices and lighthouse projects, discussing how policy can nurture innovation ecosystems and cross-fertilisation of ideas. The session will inspire you to collaborate and it will provide insights on how to build fruitful relationships with other stakeholders to change the world for the better, together.

Panellists: Damian Polok, Robin Weninger, Emmanuel Lubanzadio; Moderator: Nora Lambrecht.

Hack for a Cause is organized by the Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. An Initiative of the World Economic Forum.

15:30-16:20: Closing session:

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In this closing session, the organisers will wrap up the Hack for a cause sessions and present the major insights and takeaways.