Pakathon is a global organization aimed at empowering Pakistanis to be change-agents around the world. With over 15 city and university chapters, our programming includes events, webinars, hackathons and online forums. The programs are designed to help you launch your business, and collaborate with a global Pakistani network.
PakathonDC aims to bring together some of the smartest minds in DC to tackle issues in Pakistan and provide them with a platform to become change-makers in our community. The hackathon is our biggest event but we also host other events such as speakers series, webinars, trivia night and much more and we needs your help and all this a reality with our fundraising!
Pakathon Global Hackathon Event:
Our global flagship event is a three-day hackathon that takes place across all of our chapters and university locations at the same time! A hackathon is an event where individuals from a wide range of professional backgrounds intensively collaborate to launch a venture. This year the event will take place on the weekend of October 2nd 2015.
The winner from each city or university will be invited to compete against the winners from other chapters in the final global round. Winning teams have the option to pitch in person or send a video for our judges. Our all star judging panel is a mix of venture capitalists, investors and entrepreneurs and they will select the global winners that will be awarded prize money. This year the global finals will be held in second week of November in Toronto.
The winning team will be provided with subsidized travel to the global judging event, in-person access to our global community mentorship from renowned business leaders in both North America and Pakistan and much more.
If you have a great idea, or a skill that can help bring an idea to life, the hackathon event is the perfect way for you to spend your weekend. It’s a great way to learn about social issues in Pakistan, exchange ideas on how to make a change, create a product that can actually make an impact and network with the DC tech community.
How Can You Help?
We’re asking for your support and donation to help PakathonDC fund the DC chapter’s hackathon event on the weekend of October 2nd 2015. All donations will be used to host the three-day event and serve as prize money for the winning DC team. More specifically your support will help us cover the cost of food for participants during the event, renting a venue space for three days, event supplies like name tags, paper, pens etc., and prize money (we are still discussing what form this will take). Since we want each dollar to go as far as possible we are working with venues and vendors to make sure we get the best deal. to the organizing the event, funding the venues, supplies and prize money for the winning team.
Don’t Have the Means to Donate but Still Want to Help?
Here’s what you can do:
1. Spread the word and encourage others to donate
2. Be part of a global collaboration, make an impact in an emerging economy. Sign up to attend the event, be a speaker, mentor, participant or volunteer! For more information contact us at: [email protected]