An Impactathon® is an interactive social impact experience that incorporates engaging parts of expert talks, workshop, and hackathon to empower participants to be problem solvers and adopt a social entrepreneurship mindset.
We believe that to catalyze the change we wish to see, the social impact sector must be more inclusive of diverse voices, communities, problems, and solutions. We do this by partnering to serve, collaborating to build, and scaling to impact.
Innov8social partners with mission-driven companies, institutions, and foundations to co-create customized, meaningful experiences for leadership teams, constituents, students, and the general public to think critically about gaps and opportunities in social impact. We provide post-Impactathon support to keep the momentum going, and can offer a deeper systems-based approach to changemaking.
“Impactathon embodies the spirit of social innovation in an organic, authentic way through programmed problem solving, real collaboration, and action-oriented ideation.”
“Reflecting back on it, all of our business pitches would not have been delivered so smoothly without your guidance. To draw on a sports analogy, a team is only as good as its coach. I particularly enjoyed the creative exercise you taught us where individuals role play spontaneously. I appreciate everything you did for all us.”
“Before the [Impactathon], I had no idea what [social] entrepreneurship was and had not even thought I would dive into [a] startup in the future. But now, I’m feeling it can be exciting to create my own business!”
“What really impressed me about the Impactathon was how it offered its participants different outlets to generate ideas or simply get the creative juices flowing. For example, in one exercise, we all were placed in a role-play situation.”
“I had so much fun during the Impactathon!”
“Thank you so much for giving us useful advice and heartwarming encouragement throughout [Impactathon]. At the beginning , I was so nervous about the pitch because I do not like public speaking and had avoided it for long. However, I gradually felt the joy of working as a team and innovating the best idea through trial and error. When I did my presentation, I was still nervous, but I felt the accomplishment of giving a pitch, which I had never done before.”
“Thank you for teaching us the 10 important points to pitch. That helps me construct my business ideas such as defining problems, solutions, and so on.”