Event Details Sat Jul. 7 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm All are welcome! If you like to help people, solve problems, have fun & meet positive people who want to make a positive difference in their community, this event is for you! No previous experience needed! :-) HACKATHON & INCUBATOR HELP: From 9:00 to 5:00 is the Incubator Hackathon. You can just show up to help any time within those hours. Nonprofits & schools have provided us with lots of projects to work on. Find a project pitch that you like and after their pitch is over you may offer to continue to help them with their Startup Idea or Community Project. Mesa Main Library 2nd floor in the Saguaro Room. ***Would you like to create design, coding, web development, software, hardware or other tech solutions to problems nonprofits & schools are having? ***Do you have a Good Idea? Would you like to receive help, make connections & find helpful resources? ***Would you like to mentor or support others' good ideas by offering helpful information & sharing useful resources? You are Invited to Our Pitch Event & Hackathon! Pitch your Idea, Receive Help from the Audience & then use the room for the rest of the day during our Incubator Hackathon. Bring ideas for a specific project to work on & receive community help with for the rest of the day. This is a Startup Idea Incubator & Community Project Accelerator Event! PITCH SCHEDULE: 1:00 to 3:00 are the Featured Pitches. 3:00 to 5:00 is Open Mic Pitches for anyone. Sign up on the day of the pitch event and receive FREE help. HACKATHON & INCUBATOR HELP: From 9:00 to 5:00 is the Incubator Hackathon. You can just show up to help any time within those hours. Nonprofits & schools have provided us with lots of projects to work on. Find a project pitch that you like and after their pitch is over you may offer to continue to help them with their Startup Idea or Community Project. VOLUNTEER FAIR: 1:00 to 3:00 There will also be a Volunteer Fair & a chance to connect with local nonprofits that need help. HOW TO PITCH YOUR IDEA: Each Featured Startup Idea or Community Project Pitch may be presented by Individuals, Nonprofits, Social Entrepreneurs, Startup Founders and other Organizations that have a great idea that makes the world a better place. Each idea gets 8 minutes. You have 3 minutes to pitch your idea, tell the crowd the specific help you need & introduce a Hackathon project you would like to complete today. Live brainstorming and audience assistance follows each pitch. You have 5 minutes to receive crowdsourced ideas & information as well as a confirmation from people willing to help you during the Hackathon. Ideas may be at the beginning stage and brand new or more developed. Audience Members: Please share your time and your talents by attending this event and giving information & creative ideas that help support these Community Projects & Startup Ideas. WHAT IS A HACKATHON INCUBATOR EVENT?: This is a Startup Idea Incubator & Community Project Accelerator Event! Think of it as helping to bring a good idea to life. This is a chance to share your ideas, information, resources or skills to help move a community project forward. Each individual or organization with a good idea to pitch can then meet with people interested in volunteering to help with theirStartup Idea or Community Project for the rest of the day, if they wish. There will be several tables, or "stations", available for each of the projects that need help. You can "visit" and help as many Community Projects or Startup Ideas as you wish. Or, find a project that interests you and help out for a few minutes, a few hours or the entire day! Come learn new skills, share ideas, connect with new people & make a positive impact on your community by helping a Community Project. IMPORTANT: Please plan to have someone video your pitch and we will post it on YouTube. We will also create a Facebook post with your project so that people can volunteer to help from home. If you are participating off site, please send in comments with helpful information or resources that can help each Community Project or Startup Idea. Please Like & Share each project with individuals & organizations that may be able to help make theIR Community Project or Startup Idea a reality. Who do you know that might also be interested? Please share this invitation to be part this event that will have a positive impact on our community. You may also make a Video "Commercial" for your project and write a synopsis of the idea along with what you need to make it happen. There will be "Virtual Volunteers" helping projects online via Twitter & Facebook from home and in other states. Please follow our new Facebook page to get information on how to be a "Virtual Volunteer" even if you cannot be with us in person on the day of the Community Project Accelerator Pitch Event & Hackathon Incubator. Please scroll down to see the Community Projects that have already been proposed. Let's see how much good we can do in a single day! Together we can make a difference! MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 1:00-3:00 Mesa Main Library downtown 2nd floor in the Saguaro Room. Option #1 is Track A: Volunteer Fair--Volunteers can meet local organizations that need your help. Small, Volunteer Run Nonprofits can display their brochures and meet potential volunteers. Nonprofits can just show up on the day but it is best if you contact us before so that we know you are coming. Another benefit for nonprofits is that you may leave your brochures with us and volunteers will bring them to other volunteer fairs to assist you in finding volunteers. Option #2 is Track B: Startups, Social Entrepreneurs, Nonprofits & Individuals with a good idea for a Community Project or Startup Launch pitch their idea and receive brainstorming help and advice from the audience. Please check the schedule closer to the day to know which idea is being presented at which time. Please scroll down to see the tentative schedule. Each idea gets 10 minutes. That is 3 minutes to pitch the idea and the rest of the time to receive crowdsourced ideas from people willing to help. Please share your time and your talents by attending this event and giving information & creative ideas that help support these Community Projects & Startup Ideas. There are 12 Featured Pitches. Option #3 is Track C: Begin working with Community Projects that have been presented. Each organization & individual who brings an idea will also have a specific project that they need help with. Please visit the various tables and share your time & your talents to help move their project forward. You are welcome to visit and help lots of Community Projects or stay with the one that interests you most and assist them in completing their project. 3:00-4:30 Mesa Main Library downtown 2nd floor in the Saguaro Room. Option #1 is Track A: Open Mic Pitches--You are welcome to sign up for a slot of time to pitch your idea. Simply show up on the day of the event, schedule a time to pitch and receive helpful ideas and information that will help your idea become a reality. Option #2 is Track B: "Meet Your Tribe" Meet with your "Tribe" of people interested in promoting the welfare of Veterans, Seniors, Animals, Women, Children/Teens, the Environment, etc. Discuss the major issues that face the group of individuals you are most passionate about helping. Create a list of Community Projects to pursue that would be helpful. What would make their lives easier & better. Where are the Community Resources that help? What organizations & information sources are most helpful? Who should be working together? Where are the gaps in service? Meet with like-minded others who share your passion for helping this group! :-) Brainstorm innovative ways of getting important messages out that affect these populations. Use your combined creativity to increase awareness of your cause. Option #3 is Track C: Continue working with Community Projects that have been presented. Each organization & individual who brings an idea will also have a specific project that they need help with. Please visit the various tables and share your time & your talents. You are welcome to visit and help lots of Community Projects or stay with the one that interests you most and assist them in completing their project. 4:30-5:00 Mesa Main Library downtown 2nd floor in the Saguaro Room. Final pitches about what has been accomplished today. Share what the next steps are for your project and what you need to move forward. Tentative Schedule for Community Project Pitches--Subject to Change. Please Check back closer to the day of the event to view the final schedule. 1:00-3:00 FEATURED PROJECTS--Open Mic Pitches please sign up on the day of the Pitch Event. Speakers Bureau Propose an idea or pitch your own Community Project and receive help from others. Or, find a project that interests you and help out where you can on any of the projects listed below. WHAT TO BRING: Bring any type of Community Project that Makes the World a Better Place. Also bring: Snacks, Drinks in closed containers, paper, pens, colored pencils, markers, white boards, flip charts, scrap paper, laptop computers, extra card tables and anything else that will help you be creative. Nonprofits should bring information & brochures. Please tell your friends! We need all skills, all ideas and all interest in different worthy causes. Please put on your Superhero cape and bring your own unique Superhero skills to help create positive change in your community. We are an online/in person Community Project Accelerator that Offers Create-a-Thons, Hackathons, Make-a-Thons & Social Entrepreneur Startup Events that Create Opportunities for Like-Minded Individuals & Organizations to Support Community Projects that Make the World a Better Place. We Help Individuals & Organizations to Find the Information & Resources They Need to Solve Social & Environmental Problems. Thank you for your help in getting the word out through your social media channels! :-) Who Should Attend: ***Individuals or Organizations with an Idea that Solves a Social or Environmental problem. ***Nonprofit organizations or Social Entrepreneurs that have an idea for a Community Project and would like to seek the support of their community and learn what resources are available to help them with their mission. ***Businesses, Schools, Universities & Faith Communities that would like to partner with or support good ideas. ***Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. We will find a place to utilize your time & talents. Come join us to find out about Community Projects that need your help. Whether you want to help animals, children, seniors, veterans or the environment, local small nonprofit organizations and schools in your community need you! Please share your time and your talents to make the world a better place. At this Volunteer Orientation you will also find out about the Ways Your Business, School, University or Faith Organization Can Support Your Local Nonprofits & Schools. Below are examples of some of the projects that individuals & organizations will be pitching on Saturday: The Community Project Accelerator events where individuals and nonprofits pitch good ideas and Community Projects that help their community and the audience brainstorms idea, connections and resources that can help. Come and meet like minded people. Connect with other volunteers. Share your time and your talents! Make the World a Better Place! If you would like to make the world a better place, come join us! :-) On the day of the event, you may participate from home by following each Community Project and contributing helpful ideas & information via our Facebook page at Community-Project-Accelerator-CPX-1855799894733893 Who do you know that might also be interested? Please share this invitation to be part this event that will have a positive impact on our community.