Empowering the youth to design the future

Unleash your creativity! This 2.5-day hackathon challenges students (ages 13-18) to design innovative solutions for a circular economy.

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About GHACK 2024

Unleash your creativity and design the future at GHACK 2024! This exciting 2.5-day hackathon is your chance to join a community of passionate young innovators (ages 13-18) and tackle the challenges of a circular economy.  Through workshops, mentorship, and collaborative brainstorming, you'll develop innovative solutions that promote sustainability and a more responsible future.  Get ready to network with industry experts, refine your ideas, and showcase your talent at Demo Day! GHACK 2024 is the perfect platform to turn your passion into action and make a real difference.  Are you up for the challenge?

Pre-hack Day
July 27
Hack Day 1
August 3
hack Day 2
August 4
VENUE
Co-operative learning center, thammasat rangsit campus
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GHACK 2023 Winning Squads!

2nd runner up

Eco tracker

Eco Tracker is your go-to app for a greener world. It monitors carbon emissions at various locations, making it easy to compare air quality across parks and places to help users choose the best spots. Not only can users access stats on carbon emissions for each company, but businesses can also use Eco Tracker to pinpoint areas for reducing their factory emissions, fostering transparency in environmental efforts.

1st runner up

Pak Gor Mee Huajai

Pak Gor Mee Huajai is a business that operates as an intermediary between farmers and sellers. They facilitate the purchase of products on behalf of farmers and sellers who wish to buy these goods. Additionally, the company provides services to assist sellers in selling their food products on various online platforms.

champion

Fithug

FitHug is a transformative business focused on advancing both mental and physical well-being. Through a multifaceted approach involving personalized coaching, access to mental health experts, and state-of-the-art artificial intelligence. This platform offers a range of resources and support to help users enhance their overall well-being, making it an invaluable tool for those seeking a brighter, more balanced future.

Hackathon Program

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pre-hack

JULY
27

HACK Day 1

August
3

HACK Day 3

August
4

REGISTRATION

8:30 - 9:30

All participants are required to register to confirm their attendance. Registration will strictly end at 9:30am.

assembly

welcome & agenda announcement

9:00 - 9:15

The event will commence at 9:00am.

assembly

GHACK 2024 Program details

9:15 - 9:30

The subject of the hackathon will be discussed during this part of the program.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Navigating Sustainability in a Globalized Economy: The Future of Work in Social Innopreneurship in SEA

9:30 - 10:30

Experts will explore the evolving landscape of sustainability, the role of social innovation and entrepreneurship in addressing regional challenges, and the future of work in this dynamic sector. Engage with thought leaders as they share insights, strategies, and experiences to drive sustainable growth and positive social impact in the Southeast Asian economy.

Break

10:30 - 10:45

ACtivity

Ice breakers

10:45 - 11:00

This interactive session will help you connect with others, sparking new ideas and collaborations throughout the event.

Team formation

11:00 - 11:45

talk & workshop

prospect of a circular economy & introduction of how might we (HMW) questions

11:45 - 12:00

This session dives into the exciting potential of the circular economy, a system designed to eliminate waste and keep resources in use. Following this exploration, we'll introduce the "How Might We" or HMWF framework, equipping you to brainstorm innovative solutions and tackle real-world challenges within the circular economy.

REGISTRATION

8:30 - 9:30

All participants are required to register to confirm their attendance. Registration will strictly end at 9:30am.

assembly

kick-off

9:00 - 9:30

An assembly to start the day right.

talk & workshop

Why startups and problem identification

9:30 - 11:00

In this activity, participants will understand the unique characteristics of startups and their significance in fostering a circular economy. They will begin pinpointing problems to address by identifying stakeholders and empathizing with their perspectives, ultimately reframing problems as innovation opportunities through a user-centric approach.

solution ideation

9:30 - 11:00

Lunch

12:00 - 13:00

prototyping

13:00 - 14:30

ACtivity

Focus time / mentor mock pitch: problem-solution fit

14:30 - 16:30

At this time, teams will consult their mentors through a mock pitch in order to determine the problem-solution fit progress of the team.

assembly

day 1 debrief

16:30 - 17:00

All teams come to the main area in order to debrief and prepare for the Day 2.

assembly

kick-off

9:00 - 9:30

An assembly to start the day right.

Customer validation

9:30 - 11:00

Unique value proposition

11:00 - 12:00

Lunch

12:00 - 13:00

talk & workshop

pitching

13:00 - 14:00

ACtivity

Focus time / mentor mock pitch: problem-MARKET fit

14:00 - 15:00

At this time, teams will consult their mentors through a mock pitch in order to determine the problem-market fit progress of the team.

assembly

Demo day proper

15:00 17:30

Present your project to a panel of judges and fellow innovators, vying for recognition and exciting prizes.  This is your moment to impress, inspire, and take your circular economy idea to the next level!

Announcement of awards & group photo

17:30 - 18:00

All participants will get their photo taken, together with the judges and organizing team.

The GHACK 2024 Mentors

Business Development & Project Management
Korakoch Rienmek

Ice has strong experience in start-up work environment and is characterized with a passion for entertainment and storytelling. Strong research and analytical skills with great extent of empathy. Eager to explore and leverage creative experience to contribute to company's success and satisfy the desire of clients and colleagues. Thrive in a dynamic and flexible teamwork environment.

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Social Innovation & Food Technology
Built Nipitpon

Built established a startup called Rambler, an impact-driven FoodTech startup tackling supply chains and health problems by providing healthy beverages using local organic produce from farmers in Thailand. The startup is based on his personal interests and strong passion in regenerative agriculture, food security, climate change, nutrition, health, and sustainability.

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Social Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation
Platoo Apitha

Platoo, Apitha is an interdisciplinary designer who specialized in developing instructional media for blended learning courses with two years of experience. Adept at managing the full production pipeline, from camera work and lighting setup to video editing and instructional media design. Practice human centered design in day-to-day work. Has knowledge in multiple conceptual frameworks such as human-centered design, sprint, agile.

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Content Creation & Social Innovation
Minnie Chanikarn

Minnie CK is an energetic and curious digital and social media enthusiast with a versatile background in both online and offline business. She has demonstrated expertise in overseeing campaigns and application interfaces in an e-commerce company, and has experience in the property development field, where she was responsible for creating marketing materials and strategies for diverse product segments, ranging from affordable to luxury.

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ESG & SUSTAINABILITY CORPORATE CONSULTANCY
Tai Warinthorn

Tai has been business analyst in a consulting environment for 2 years with revered clients in the public sector, especially, Innovation agencies and Specialized Financial institutions (SFI). His focus is corporate sustainability , sustainable finance , and ESG development.

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Social Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation
Tem Niha

Tem N. has wide experiences across different industries including initiating a social start-up, non-profit organization, education, and government intervention. His passion revolves in education, business, sustainability, and trying to understand people’s emotions and needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the registration fee for GHACK 2024?

GHACK 2024 has a tier-level registration fee. This may be viewed during registration.

Where will this hackathon take place?

This hackathon will take place in Thammasat University Rangsit Campus.

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What is the registration fee for GHACK 2024?

The registration fee for GHACK 2024 is XX THB.

Is GHACK 2024 an overnight hackathon?

No, this is not an overnight hackathon. After the debrief of Day 1, participants may choose to stay in the venue up to 7:00pm or go home right after the debrief.

Who is eligible to join this hackathon?

This open to any and all Thai students, ages 13 to 18.

Can I attend this hackathon online?

No, GHACK 2024 is completely onsite and will not provide any online participation.

About the Organizers

Thammasat University School of Global Studies

Thammasat University School of Global Studies (SGS) is an internationally recognized, quality-oriented institution; SGS embodies an innovative vision for sustainable development and entrepreneurship.

Our school is committed to providing a dynamic academic environment rooted in values such as respect for diversity, open-mindedness, integrity, and determination. We aim to offer a learning experience that embraces diverse approaches, equipping our students with not only knowledge and skills but also creative capabilities and adaptability, preparing them to become global citizens and future leaders.

Moreover, the School of Global Studies is not just dedicated to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but we do it together. Our successes are a testament to the collaborative efforts of our lecturers, staff, students, and our valued external partners

We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship program, a practical and comprehensive approach to addressing global issues. With an international team of educators from diverse backgrounds, students not only develop and strengthen their 21st-century skills, but also apply them through active learning methods to analyze social problems and generate sustainable solutions. Our graduate programs, including master's and doctoral programs, are tailored to academics, working professionals, and policymakers seeking to expand their knowledge in the fields of Social Innovation and Sustainability. These programs provide advanced education and research opportunities, fostering expertise and leadership in addressing complex global challenges.

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Reactor School

Reactor is not just an organization; Reactor is a dynamic ecosystem committed to nurturing the next generation of global founders under 30. Their innovative approach to entrepreneurship education is designed to empower youths with the skills, mindset, and opportunities to create impactful solutions addressing the world’s biggest challenges.

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Hear from our participants...

How would you encourage your friend or fellow student to join?

I made new friends and faced a challenging problem while working on our innovation idea.

— Worawee T.

How would you encourage your friend or fellow student to join?

If my friend was interested in partaking in courses that involved marketing and understanding the importance of innovation, this workshop would be quite a handful of information to learn from.

— Chinmay D.

What's your group's biggest takeaway?

To respect the time, as our group fails in this, we had a brilliant idea but was managing not so great making us wrote just a few of ours in the presentation.

— Anantawat W.

So, do you have what it takes?

Register for GHACK 2024 now!