The Geeks Without Bounds Accelerator program is currently accepting applications from humanitarian projects that need time and mentorship to go beyond the realm of a weekend hackathon project. The deadline is fast approaching, so gather your information and fill out the application by December 15th!
The GWOB accelerator gives you access to mentors who will explain the steps for you to bring your humanitarian hack from weekend project to full product over a six month period. Get field experience and connect with existing organizations right from the very start. In the second and third month you’ll get support to help with development, ensure that your project is as secure as possible, and guidance in the area of human rights as it relates to your project. In the third and fourth months you work with mentors on business development, forming a legal container for your project and refining your pitch so that you can meet with investors or appropriate partners in the fifth month. At the six month point, your project is graduated out into the world as a product, an organization, or a team within an existing organization.
So gather together your project explanation, build a project plan (here’s a great template to start from!), and assign someone on your project to be the advocate who will be available to answer the GWOB team’s questions during the application process.
We strongly suggest you start filling out the form as soon as possible so that you have time to make edits before the final deadline.