Golden Hack: Impact Weekend

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovations'a Golden Hack: Impact Weekend. Oct. 20-22. Entrepreneurship.charlotte.edu.

Golden Hack: Impact Weekend recap

“My Experience with Golden Hack was very transformative. It gave me a good understanding of what it takes to build something from scratch and turn it into a pitchable product. I feel more inspired to pursue my entrepreneurial goal.”

Owen Mitchell, Belk College of Business

For the inaugural Golden Hack: Impact Weekend, 40 students representing 4 Colleges and 2 Schools, came together for a common focus over the weekend of Oct. 20-22 to share ideas and creations. 14 teams were formed, with 72% being multi-disciplinary, to submit final projects tacking real-world issues ranging from ‘wishcycling’ to gamifying personalized learning. Click here for a full recap.

Awards

Big Green Sky Track: Conceptual (Tie)

NoteIT: Owen Mitchell (Belk College of Business), RJ Wright (College of Computing and Informatics) and Eli Elk (College of Computing and Informatics)

KaiZen: Will Papathanassiou (Belk College of Business & College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences), Ketan Kumar Behera (College of Computing and Informatics) and Jainesh Lad (College of Computing and Informatics)

Prototype: Non-functional

Wanderer: Tristan Hall (College of Computing and Informatics) , Sai Aung Kyaw Maw (School of Bioinformatics) and Isaac Mylabathula (College of Computing and Informatics)

Prototype: Functional

DreamCycle: Will Read (School of Data Science), Jane Ng (William States Lee College of Engineering), Silvia Diaz (William States Lee College of Engineering) and Stephanie Alvarez (William States Lee College of Engineering)

S.T.A.R was given and Honorary Award for their Functional Prototype. Nitin Chandrasekhar (William States Lee College of Engineering), Jeffery Wang (College of Computing and Informatics) and Devin Coburn (William States Lee College of Engineering)

All projects can be found on Golden Hack: Impact Weekend’s Devpost site.

“Engaging with fellow participants enriched my team’s brainstorming process leading to innovative solutions.”

Sireesha Ponnaganti, School of Data Science

Throughout the weekend students interacted with industry leaders and faculty to gain experience in creative thinking, problem-solving, networking, resilience and teamwork, which culminated in each participant receiving an Entrepreneurial Thinking Micro-Credential.