NOVEMBER

7-21

2020 VIRTUAL HACKATHON

PRODUCED BY

ROCKY HILL
COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

NOVEMBER

7-21

2020 VIRTUAL HACKATHON

PRODUCED BY

ROCKY HILL
COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

2020 TOPIC: FOOD

We are excited to announce that H4GG 2020 is going virtual this November! Join us as Hack For Global Good, RI’s statewide social impact high school hackathon, returns for its third consecutive year.

How does FOOD affect People, Production, and Policy?

High school teams will explore FOOD under 3 key areas

People

Farmers, agricultural technologists, vendors, food pantries, growers and vulnerable populations.

The the overall goal:
zero-hunger!

Production

Vertical farming, hydroponic techniques, robotics, GMO, seed saving/genetic ownership, innovative farming techniques, clean food, etc.

The the overall goal:
zero-waste!

Policy

Around sustainable food systems, access, transportation, health, affordability, and safety.

The the overall goal:
food equity!

We are excited to announce that H4GG 2020 is going virtual this November! Join us this November 2020 as Hack For Global Good, RI’s statewide social impact high school hackathon returns for its third consecutive year.

How does FOOD affect People, Production, and Policy?

High school teams will explore FOOD under 3 key areas

People

Farmers, agricultural technologists, vendors, food pantries, growers and vulnerable populations.

The the overall goal:
zero-hunger!

Production

Vertical farming, hydroponic techniques, robotics, GMO, seed saving/genetic ownership, innovative farming techniques, clean food, etc.

The the overall goal:
zero-waste!

Policy

Around sustainable food systems, access, transportation, health, affordability, and safety.

The the overall goal:
food equity!

40%

of all food on
planet goes to waste

THE PITCH

Teams have just 5 minutes to present and share on stage using powerpoint, video, posters, art, music, a physical prototype, a working model, 3D rendering, or any other method to explain their idea/solution.

Teams must be ready to clearly articulate the following before a panel of industry Judges:

1) The problem, the solution, and the impact (local/global reach)

2) A solution that qualifies as one of the Awards’ Categories.

3 Winning Categories

Moonshot Idea

The “Moonshot Idea” award is given to the team with the most audacious and groundbreaking idea, impacting RI and the world (does not have to be possible in the immediate present). This teams shoots for the moon!

Global Impact

The “Global Impact” award is given to the team that presents a bold and broad solution, capable of impacting the most amount of people on planet earth.

Best Pitch

The “Best Pitch” award goes to the team that best articulates the problem, identifies a clear solution, and delivers a powerful presentation or “pitch” to the Judges.

Moonshot Idea

The “Moonshot Idea” award is given to the team with the most audacious and groundbreaking idea, impacting RI and the world (does not have to be possible in the immediate present). This teams shoots for the moon!

Winners

Peter Muhitch
Exeter-West Greenwich
Ellie Rusk
Exeter-West Greenwich
Dana Allababidi
Exeter-West Greenwich
Samantha Canvel
Exeter – West Greenwich
Santino Izzy-
RHCD

Global Impact

The “Global Impact” award is given to the team that presents a bold and broad solution, capable of impacting the most amount of people on planet earth.

Winners

Ben Liebermensch
RHCD
Jacob Snyder
RHCD
Lily Kutcher
RHCD
Troy Johnson
RHCD

Best Pitch

The “Best Pitch” award goes to the team that best articulates the problem, identifies a clear solution, and delivers a powerful presentation or “pitch” to the Judges.

Winners

Chris Teng
East Greenwich HS
Andrew Yang
East Greenwnich HS
Andy Babb
East Greenwich HS
Alan Zhang
East Greenwich HS
Matt Tactacan
East Greenwich HS
Omayra Corporan
Hope High School
Lydia Osagie
Hope High School

How does FOOD affect
People, Production,
and Policy?

THE AGENDA

REGISTER

After you register, you must download the *FREE* Whova App. This will allow you to network with VIP’s, Mentors, Peers, and Industry Experts. You can check the app for regular updates from the Hack for Global Good community. News, questions, speakers, and workshops are accessed digitally and frequently to keep you informed and allow you to connect throughout the hackathon. Teams can connect on a videoconference meeting within the Whova app!

By 2050, the world must feed
9 billion people. Yet the demand
for food will be 60% greater
than it is today.

“Hack for Global Good is a powerful opportunity to engage young, motivated individuals to assess and address real, global environmental challenges. Equal parts science project, policy development, and business proposal, the Hack provides participants with an intensive team-building opportunity to collaborate on creative, inspirational solutions with real potential to benefit humanity.”
Hank Webster, Acadia
"I had been looking for this type of opportunity and it was such an amazing experience! Seeing all the creative problem solving in such a short amount of time was very impressive and it was a privilege to be able to lend my support to the groups as a mentor. "
Owen, Mentor 2019
"Volunteering as a mentor for the Global Good Hackathon was one of the best decisions I have made. This was such an enriching experience for me and the other mentors. This event was well organized and brought together such a wide variety of voices and perspectives. Thanks again for hosting this important, collaborative, creative event! As a very eco-conscious individual, I deeply appreciated seeing high schoolers addressing local and global issues about our planet's health. It gave me some hope for our future!"
Ailsa, Mentor 2019
"I think the students learned how to scope a problem and be comfortable with solving a grand problem. I think they learned how to communicate with each other and how to listen to each other. Having such a focused time period to work on an idea in an environment where there are no grades, no assignments but instead mentors, whiteboards, and the mission to think big is the ideal seeding ground for great ideas to come."
Mentor, 2019
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“Hack for Global Good is a powerful opportunity to engage young, motivated individuals to assess and address real, global environmental challenges. Equal parts science project, policy development, and business proposal, the Hack provides participants with an intensive team-building opportunity to collaborate on creative, inspirational solutions with real potential to benefit humanity.”
Hank Webster, Acadia
"I had been looking for this type of opportunity and it was such an amazing experience! Seeing all the creative problem solving in such a short amount of time was very impressive and it was a privilege to be able to lend my support to the groups as a mentor. "
Owen, Mentor 2019
"Volunteering as a mentor for the Global Good Hackathon was one of the best decisions I have made. This was such an enriching experience for me and the other mentors. This event was well organized and brought together such a wide variety of voices and perspectives. Thanks again for hosting this important, collaborative, creative event! As a very eco-conscious individual, I deeply appreciated seeing high schoolers addressing local and global issues about our planet's health. It gave me some hope for our future!"
Ailsa, Mentor 2019
"I think the students learned how to scope a problem and be comfortable with solving a grand problem. I think they learned how to communicate with each other and how to listen to each other. Having such a focused time period to work on an idea in an environment where there are no grades, no assignments but instead mentors, whiteboards, and the mission to think big is the ideal seeding ground for great ideas to come."
Mentor, 2019
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HACK ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Lucia Caito

Co-Chair H4GG 2020

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Drew Tamourini

Co-Chair H4GG 2020

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Brandon Feliz

Co-Chair Ambassadors Program

The Met School

Giselle Virga

Co-Chair Ambassadors Program

The Wheeler School

Garett Corsi

Co-Chair, Business Development

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Alex Greim

Co-Chair, Business Development

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Jordan Lanowy

Co-Chair, Business Development

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Lexi Cote

Co-Chair Marketing

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Jayci Izzi

Co-Chair, Marketing

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Troy Johnson

Co-Chair, Production

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Lily Kutcher

Co-Chair, Production

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Chase Schulte

Co-Chair Sustainability

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Alejandro Wu

Co-Chair, Tech & UX

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Jasper Summers

Marketing

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Cole Brown

Production

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Skye Connell

Production

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Thomas Fitzgerald

Production

Rocky Hill Country Day School

George Gabro

Production

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Santino Izzi

Production

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Alex Lehouiller

Production

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Ben Liebermensch

Production

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Jiaya Bessie Yang

Tech & Ux

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Diane Rich

Head of School

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Susan Fonseca-Lanham

Global Impact Adviser

Rocky Hill Country Day School

Meg Stowe

Director of Innovation

Rocky Hill Country Day School

2020 JUDGES

Michael Allio

Founder / Owner
Food Innovation Nexus (FIX)

Kim Anderson

Founder / Managing Partner
Plant City / Everhope Capital

Chef Eli Dunn

Founder / Owner
Eli's Kitchen

Marta Gomez-Chiarri

College of Environmental
and Life Sciences
University of Rhode Island

Rebeca Hwang

Partner, Kalei Ventures
Professor of Practice,
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Diane Lynch

Board Chair
RI Food Policy Council

Owen Lynch

Co-Founder and
Executive Director
Restorative Farms

Joshua Neubert

Chief Executive Officer,
Institute of Competition Sciences

Tuni Schartner

Executive Director
Venture Cafe

Andrew Schiff

Executive Director /
Chief Executive Officer,
Rhode Island Community
Food Bank

Jeff Wilhelm

Founder / CEO
Infused Innovations

2020 MENTORS

Eva Agudelo

Founder
Hope's Harvest

Jeff Ellis

Marine Geologist / Surveyor
Retired

Terry Gold

Founder
D6 Research

Jessica Hanley

Foreperson
Natureworks

Alesha Hartley

Food Systems Research Fellow
RI Food Policy Council

Steve Heath

Founder
Fab Newport

Matt Hird

Brand Director
Impact Snacks

Igor Kharitonenkov

Co-Founder
Bootstrap Compost

Teagan Lehrmann

Program Development
DesignxRI

Ailsa Petrie

Design Researcher
People Rocket

Kaitlyn Reed

Zero Waste Coordinator
Clean Ocean Access

Keith Renaldi

Chief Innovation Officer
Fab Newport

Nicky Roberts

Graduate Student
URI - Humphries Lab
for Coastal Sustainability

Lauren Savoia

Art Director / Artist, Educator, Creative Strategist
Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford & Cardinal Spellman High School

Tara Stanley

Org. Management &
Talent Development
Formerly Kraft Foods

Kristie Stark

Graphic Designer
Stark Group

Julia Vierira

Coastal Fellow -
Native Pollinators
URI

Tara Stanley

Org. Management & Talent Development
Formerly Kraft Foods

Kristie Stark

Graphic Designer
Stark Group

Julia Vierira

Coastal Fellow -
Native Pollinators
URI

2020 PARTNERS

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

Join us to highlight your work in the FOOD space. Join us as an impact partner to share your expertise, your organization, or your non-profit working to eliminate hunger, achieve food justice and access, improve production, eliminate food waste, or create innovative solutions to Food-Related challenges. Elevate your brand visibility in our Event App. Be an exhibitor to share the story of your brand or organization. Propose a specifc challenge you are facing to the participating teams to address in their pitch and more!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

GenZ says you’re the key! Our mentoring model is one of the highest rated elements of Hack for Global Good. We need your expertise!

What: Mentor MeetUps –  :30 min. virtual session
Student teams will join your meetup to get mentoring and feedback
When: Tuesdays & Thursday Options! 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Nov. 10, 12, 17, & 19. Mentor when it works for you!
Who: You, student teams, a H4GG student committee member and a H4GG tech facilitator.
Where: Virtual Event using the event platform, Whova! 

Join us also for:

  • Live Kickoff Event & Meet the Mentors: Saturday Nov. 7th @ 7:00 pm
  • Live pitch event:  Saturday Nov. 21st @ 6:00 pm