10-11 Nov: Natwest/DMU Climate Hackathon (2-day)
November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
A 2-day interactive event open to all – a chance to develop entrepreneurial skills and work together in teams of 5 to come up with solutions for businesses engaging with the climate crisis. Weds 10 November (10am to 12.30pm) and Thurs 11 November (10am to 3pm).
Intended for: DMU Students, Staff and General Public
Registration: via Leicester Business Festival website
Full description: It’s the defining battle of our generation and the next. Whilst Climate Change and terms like ‘climate crisis’ are nothing new, our fight for the planet is in a crucial phase and it’s important that everyone’s thoughts, ideas and efforts are considered. That’s why NatWest are delighted to be hosting our Climate Hackathon in collaboration with DMU.
Calling on material from the bank’s Business Builder programme, this 2-day, interactive event will deal with real world climate challenges and you, in teams of 5 will create, develop and pitch viable business solutions to these challenges. Not only will you be working at the coal-face of climate innovation, you’ll also go through key entrepreneurial skills like business modelling, pitching, team building and leadership.
As a participant you will learn:
How to effectively construct creative, realistic solutions to complex problems
How to create robust, validated, customer-led business models
How to commercialise new innovations and take them to market
How to construct, write and deliver a great 60-second pitch