Apply for the July 2014 Accelerator!

Jul 2, 2014

GWOBites, technologists, and humanitarians, We are exceptionally pleased to announce that our 6 month Accelerator for Humanitarian Projects is now accepting applications for the next round! Make sure to have your application in by July 31st 2014 to qualify. APPLY TO THE ACCELERATOR What is the Accelerator for Humanitarian Projects? Geeks Without Bounds takes teams […]

Updates from the Field – Taarifa in Iringa

Jun 4, 2014

I am utterly exhausted as I write this, but I wanted to get info out sooner rather than later. I’ll likely come back through in a few days for cleanup. We picked back up with Taarifa in London in, amazingly, the building it was birthed out of. Note I didn’t say conceived in. It’s a […]

Bachchao’s Indiegogo Campaign

Oct 11, 2013

Note: Trigger warning for victims of assault. _____________________________________________ One of our January 2013 accelerator teams, The Bachchao Project, is hosting their first crowdfunding campaign! CONTRIBUTE NOW The team has released a mobile distress app that aids crime victims in the event of an attack by alerting trusted contacts of the victim’s location and recording a […]

Support Bachchao Through Indiegogo

Aug 31, 2013

GWOB Accelerator alumnae Bachchao are currently running Click Here to Donate

Welcoming the June 2013 Teams!

Jul 1, 2013

6 months of mentorship. There is a disconnect between technologists with the skills to effect humanitarian change and the organizations with the resources, networks, and know-how to put those changes into effect. This is where we come in. Geeks Without Bounds’ six month mentorship program provides agile, project-based teams with the guidance they need to […]

June 2013 Accelerator is now open to applicants!

June 2013 Accelerator is now open to applicants!

Jun 10, 2013

Geeks Without Bounds is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the June 2013 round of the Accelerator for Humanitarian Projects. Submit your project by June 20th, 2013 to be eligible. How It Works Submit a five minute video about your intended project, a business plan, and any other relevant contextual information. […]

May Accelerator Team Updates

May 24, 2013

As our teams near the end of their time with our accelerator, they are focusing on logistical considerations, building business relationships and networks, and data analysis. They most recently met with Kate Chapman of OpenStreetMap and discussed data and user needs for their applications. Agrodomestics Agrodomestics is developing a model of developer-user interaction with both […]

March 2013 Team Updates

Mar 31, 2013

Here’s a quick update on what our current accelerator teams are up to! Our teams completed their most recent mentorship sessions with Christy Wilson of Splunk and talked about business plans, big data, and how to form partnerships. The teams may take advantage of Splunk4Good’s software offerings, a program of Splunk that works with non-profits […]

Get to Know the Teams: The Pineapple Project!

Feb 13, 2013

The Pineapple Project, our US-based team, is developing a SMS application for subsistence farmers in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The goal of their application is to provide farmers with information on markets, growing conditions, and resources to make their yields as profitable and efficient as possible. The team hopes that through this distribution of information, […]

Get to Know the Teams: Bachchao!

Feb 4, 2013

Trigger warning for victims of assault. Bachchao, our team from Bangalore, is putting the finishing touches on a prototype of their mobile distress app. We profiled Bachchao as RHoK participants before they applied and were accepted to the Geeks Without Bounds Accelerator, and are deeply pleased with the approach the team is taking to address […]