Hack the sharing economy to close the wealth gap
Please join Uptima Business Bootcamp on July 11-12 to design a sharing economy that can close the wealth gap.
This challenge is open to anyone, including business leaders, community organizers, designers, technologists and students, interested in developing a more inclusive and equitable sharing economy. Come learn more the sharing economy, meet sharing economy leaders and investors, network with others interested in the sharing economy and design solutions. Bring your ideas for using technology and/or business models to create sharing economy solutions to close the wealth gap. For more information, please visit: http://www.sharechallenge.com.
Why the Sharing Economy?
Numerous studies have shown that the current economic system has created a tremendous wealth gap. In order to create a more sustainable economic system, we need to better align value generated with value received. The sharing economy is a movement toward better aligning value. Within this movement, there continues to be much discussion about the access and equality of sharing economy platforms and business models.
During the course of the weekend, we encourage participants to think about how the sharing economy can be truly transformative in the way we align value. We challenge participants to conceptualize, test and rapid prototype sharing economy platforms, online or offline, that align value in a way that significantly addresses the wealth gap.
Our two-day challenge includes:
- Innovation talks from leaders in the sharing economy
- Collaborative problems solving and team presentations
- Prizes and other giveaways
- Food from local vendors
Friday, July 11:
6:30pm - Doors Open & Registration
7:00pm - Dinner & Networking
7:30pm - Welcome & Speakers
8:00pm - Pitches Start (Bring Your Ideas)
8:30pm - Teams Form & Begin Working on Solutions
11:00pm - Doors Close
Saturday, July 12:
8:00am - Doors Open & Breakfast
10:00am - Call for Help (Mentors Available)
12:00pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Final Pitch Preparation
4:00pm - Team Presentations
5:30pm - Dinner & Judging
6:00pm - Awards, Networking & Wrap-up
7:00pm - Doors Close
$6,500 in prizes
Business incubation - full scholarship to Uptima Business Bootcamp's innovative member-owned business accelerator program; Co-working - co-working membership to Impact HUB Berkeley; Other prizes to be announced
Business incubation - partial scholarship to Uptima Business Bootcamp's innovative member-owned business accelerator program; Co-working - co-working membership to Impact HUB Berkeley; Other prizes to be announced
Best Worker Ownership Model
Business incubation - admission and incubation by first-ever Worker Coop Academy
Business consulting - 2 hours of business consulting services by Uptima Business Bootcamp; Co-working - co-working passes to Impact HUB Berkeley; Other prizes to be announced
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Bring your ideas for using technology and/or business models to create sharing economy solutions to close the wealth gap. Form teams to hack on ideas over the weekend.
Anyone can bring an idea.
Solution that closes the wealth gap
Solution that is accessible to diverse populations
Solution that enables ownership in the economy / creates an inclusive economy