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Hack4 dv prospectus 2017


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Hack4 dv prospectus 2017

  2. 2. 1 HACKING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EVENT PROSPECTUS: 8-10 DECEMBER 2017 WILL YOU BE PART OF THE CHANGE? Vibewire in association with NCOSS, Jewish House, Exodus Foundation and Minerva Collective will be hosting the Hacking Domestic Violence hackathon in Ultimo during the weekend of 8, 9 and 10 December 2017. Hackathon events are the lifeblood of the Australian innovation ecosystem - building capability, providing vital experience and generating networks, connections and showcasing the work of innovative young Australians. But hackathons aren’t just about startups and technology – when we can add a social impact layer, they become a vital way of addressing intractable problems. Our SOCIAL IMPACT hackathon will feature access to: • Leading experts in the field of domestic and family violence • People with the shared or lived experience of domestic and family violence • Local and international leaders seeking to address the myriad challenges that face those dealing with domestic and family violence. Our event will attract Australia's leading social, community, technology and engineering students, social entrepreneurs and startups. We are collaborating with one of Australia's leading hackathon teams to create a memorable, innovative and social impact event. OUR HACK This social impact hackathon will source ideas to help solve the social, technical, cultural and behavioural challenges of family and domestic violence.
  3. 3. 2 The event will be featured through our media releases, live streaming of parts of the proceedings and in our newsletters and social media. WHY HOLD A SOCIAL IMPACT HACKATHON? By bringing together those with the lived experience of a social challenge, with stakeholders, individuals and corporations invested in solving it, our high impact social hackathon generates new business models, prototypes and validated solutions from teams over a single weekend. Our recent “Hack4Homelessness” attracted more than 80 participants working together to address the technical, social and behavioural challenges of homelessness. Over 80 percent of attendees had never been to a hackathon before – and yet two days later, 9 cohesive teams pitched powerful solutions to a panel of homeless people and social service sector stakeholders. Three of these teams went on to immediately pitch for funding through the NSW Office of Social Impact – with the support of NCOSS, Jewish House and the Exodus Foundation. These are now under review. Our social impact hackathons are not just another “talk fest” – we create teams that wrestle with the realities, roadblocks and opportunities that only come with intense collaboration. We expertly manage this event to show “what is possible” and drive teams to develop validated solutions. Our event - will run for 2 days and one evening from Friday night to Sunday – 8-10 December 2017. With this in mind, hackathons are a perfect vehicle to connect disparate groups including: • Socially-aware businesses: Companies that understand the importance of a “social license” can bring resources to support hackathon challenges, including expertise, data and financial support • Governments and agencies: Deep understanding of the policy levers available can help participants create sustainable solutions • Individuals: We believe in the power of co-design and will actively engage individuals with the lived experience of family and domestic violence in the development of the hackathon • Social, creative and tech entrepreneurs: We need to rethink the way that we tackle this challenge. This means tapping networks of those who are able to quickly imagine, create and prototype solutions to family and domestic violence. WHO IS BEHIND THE HACKATHON? This event is run by Vibewire, the launchpad for young change makers. We are supported by our Board members, Anne-Marie Elias and Gavin Heaton who are providing services and support on a probono basis. Susan Shi is the Executive Director of Vibewire driving and curating the program of events, workshops and opportunities. By day Susan works in product strategy in corporate banking. Anne-Marie Elias is co-founder of TechFugees Australia. She is passionate about social design hackathons that include end users or people with the shared or lived experience of the problem they are solving. She has advised government, ministers, NGOs and business on social impact.
  4. 4. 3 Gavin Heaton is the founder of Disruptor’s Handbook, the strategy and innovation firm behind Australia’s most successful commercial hackathons such as the Qantas Codeshare Hackathon and the Johnson & Johnson HaTCHathon. Why are we doing this? Despite billions of dollars of investment and long term commitment to addressing family and domestic violence, we continue to see rates and costs rise. Domestic violence: • Costs the Australian economy $13.6 billion a year • Costs the NSW economy $4.5 billion a year • Is massive in scale with NSW Police reporting over 27,000 domestic violence assaults in 2014 • Poses a bigger health risk to women aged 18-44 than smoking, diabetes and obesity • Is 10 times higher in rural, regional and remote NSW • Affects 1 million children and is present in 50% of households where children are abused. Moreover: • Aboriginal women are 35 times more likely to be hospitalised as a result of family and domestic violence. According to the Department of Human Services, family and domestic violence is conduct that is violent, threatening, coercive, controlling or intended to cause the family or household member to be fearful. It can include: • Physical, verbal, emotional, sexual or psychological abuse • Neglect • Financial abuse • Stalking • Harm to an animal or property • Restricting your spiritual or cultural participation, or • Exposing children to the effects of these behaviours. We are working with stakeholders to identify key themes in family and domestic violence. These will form the basis of our “Challenge Statements” which will be used to help focus hackathon participants. The themes include: • Women, children and young people • Perpetrators • Prevention and early intervention • Financial inclusion • Accommodation (transitional, temporary and long term).
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  6. 6. 5 HOW YOU CAN BECOME INVOLVED We are actively seeking involvement from the community, business and technology industries and across the social service sector. We believe that innovation is a collaborative process, and hackathons provide a unique, low impact opportunity to constructively engage across sectors.
  7. 7. 6 We would welcome the chance to work with you to develop a sponsorship package that is tailored to your needs. As a sponsor you will be included in our extensive communications campaigns pre- during and post- event. You will also have an opportunity to work closely with participating teams throughout the hackathon as well as beyond the event, posing “challenge statements”, participating in the judging panel and more. As an indicator, the following levels of investment could be considered: • Naming rights partner $15,000 • Gold sponsor $10,000 • Silver sponsor $5,000 We are also accepting in-kind sponsorship for access to technology, data and catering. IN-KIND SUPPORT We are also accepting in-kind sponsorship for access to technology, data and catering. If you have expertise, insights or interest in mentoring teams during the event, we’d also welcome your participation. CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION Sophie Saville, Partnerships Manager, Anne-Marie Elias, Gavin Heaton, Susan Shi, Executive Director