April 30, 2016 at Sutardja Dai Hall in Berkeley.
MAXIMUM TEAM SIZE: 4
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REGISTRATION CLOSES ON APRIL 22ND!
Join Cal’s Project RISHI, ASUC, Hackers@Berkeley, and EnableTech on April 30th – May 1st at Berkeley Builds, a social-impact designathon that invites technical and non-technical students to create products for world-renowned nonprofit organizations. Get an incredible opportunity to network with startups, companies, and nonprofit organizations that are all coming together to build meaningful solutions to social problems all over the world.
Partners: Intuit, Indiegogo, Teach for America, CITRIS@Berkeley, PriceSpider, and Kapor Center for Social Impact.
DESIGN PRODUCTS FOR THE FOLLOWING NONPROFITS:
Fair Trade USA
Ever walk into a store and see products labeled “Fair Trade Certified”? Design for the international organization responsible for certifying and labeling products that impacts 1.5 million farmers worldwide and the dollars you spend as a consumer.
Project RISHI (Rural India Social & Health Improvement)
Have you ever wanted to make a sustainable international impact or work on a global development project? Project RISHI works in a village called Bharog Baneri, India to implement a variety of projects from educational empowerment to health. Design for Project RISHI to make an impact on a community over 7500 miles away from Berkeley, CA.
Root and Rebound
Racial and ethnic minorities comprise more than 60% of the incarcerated population in the United States. Root and Rebound provides technical assistance, educational programs, and policy reform strategies for incarcerated individuals to Help Root and Rebound fundamentally strengthen the reentry infrastructure in California to fix the humanitarian issue of formerly incarcerated rights.
Easy Does It
While nearly 7,000 residents in the Berkeley area classify with either a physical or mental disability, only 2,000 of these residents have access to clinical services that are necessary to stay healthy. Easy Does It is tackling this problem by providing free emergency transportation services to hospitals anywhere, anytime, and anyone with a registered disability in the Bay Area. Work with Easy Does to create an outreach system that can service the remaining 5,000 Berkeley residents that go untreated every year.
BAWAR (Bay Area Women Against Rape)
Every 2 minutes, somebody in the United States is a victim of sexual assault. Specifically, college age women are 4 times more likely to be targets of sexual assault than anybody else. Design for BAWAR to join their mission of increasing access to education, counseling, and advocacy for Bay Area victims of all ages.