George Hacks attends CONNECTpreneur Forum

This past Thursday, three of the George Hacks leaders attended the CONNECTpreneur Forum in Columbia, MD. Caitlyn, Konstantin, and Michael enjoyed meeting with some incredible entrepreneurs and business leaders. The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a Community of over 8000 CEOs, Entrepreneurs, VCs and angels, CXOs and other business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Some event highlights:

  • Fireside chat with Andrew Hermalyn, President at 2U, Inc., one of the world’s leading education technology companies
  • VIP Investor and Innovator Panel: “Innovation and Investment Trends”
  • 250 business leaders, including 100+ CEOs & Founders, as well as 50+ angels & VCs
  • Showcase of 10 emerging tech companies

George Hacks is excited to further our outreach and create these new partnerships.

George Hacks presents “Promoting Social Change Through Innovation” at AAAS Annual Meeting

This past weekend in Washington, D.C. at the AAAS Annual Meeting, the George Hacks team had the opportunity to share their organization with a community of scientists dedicated to improving society both environmentally and socially.

Our presentation, titled “Promoting Social Change Through Innovation with GWU’s George Hacks” covered our achievements in engaging students in social impact innovation at our hackathons. We discussed the intersection of innovation & entrepreneurship, the hackathon lifestyle, and the GWU startup ecosystem.

Our student-led organization promotes a problem-based interdisciplinary approach to solving current social and technological healthcare issues through the competitive, project-based events we organize. We successfully hosted our second annual 24-hour medical solutions hackathon this past January to solve issues raised by local and national healthcare organizations. In partnership with the Veterans Health Administration, we presented students with current challenges ranging from veteran health care, to on-campus food insecurity, prosthetic modification, and much more.

We showed attendees the applicable solutions students have created at their events and provided information for both undergraduate and graduate students who may want to get involved through competition or expansion of the organization. George Hacks is excited to further our outreach and create these new partnerships.