Hack for a Cause

16 Apr 2019
11:00 - 16:20
PLENARY

Hack for a Cause

By Global Shapers – Manama Hub.

Empowering a new generation of social tech entrepreneurs.

Social entrepreneurship is about “changing mindsets, patterns, the way things are done.” – Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka

Creating, empowering and supporting innovative, technological and socially conscious startups in Bahrain and the region in order to solve social challenges facing Bahrain and the wider region, while simultaneously contributing to job creation and economic development.

Technology allows social entrepreneurship to create smart citizens and businesses to solve local and regional challenges. Hacking the citizen experience is a design problem requiring thinking about processes and interactions.

The competition will explore social venture ideas that will solve social issues based on the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
* 4: Quality Education
* 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
* 11: Sustainable cities and communities
* 13: Climate Action
The competition will be open to individuals, groups and organizations from Bahrain and the wider MENA region, and possibly globally. The participants must submit ideas that will address the above mentioned SDGs.

SHAPING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS is by the Manama Hub of the Global Shapers Community, in partnership with Tamkeen. 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.