Apr 5-7 – All Ivy+ Miami Hacks Climate Change by EcoTech Visions Foundation
April 5, 2019 | 12:00 pm till April 7, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Fellow All Ivy alumni:
On April 5-7th our Foundation is hosting our annual outreach event designed to fund free high growth sector training programs through out the year to support economic development in our local community and grow the workforce for the companies utilizing our facility. The Miami Hacks Climate Change seeks out engineers, data scientists, artists, activists and entrepreneurs to come up with unique solutions to address climate change and sea level rise which will then be showcased at Vibez, the closing party on April 7th, to the public with food drink and an interactive walk through a possible bright carbon neutral future .
EcoTech Visions (ETV) is a Maker Manufacturing Incubator Space focused on growing Farmtech, Bluetech, Energy, spaceTech innovation. At ETV, we provide co-working space and advanced manufacturing equipment for product entrepreneurs to scale by removing the 3 largest barriers to market entry:
1. Eliminate the need to raise funds to cover cost of equipment.
2. Access to co-shared machinery and Robotic production lines to reduce time, cost and training for entrepreneurs.
3. As ETV replicates throughout the Southeast and MidWest areas of the United States, our members will decrease their shipping expenses by up to 90% through the use of local manufacturing processes.
Our mission is to be the leading brand in quality scalable products for global distribution. Currently our 52,000 square foot headquarters, located in Miami, Florida houses 26 start ups. By 2020 we plan to open 5 new facilities in Southeast and Midwestern America.
EcoTech Vision is my vehicle to honor and continue the propulsion of my ancestor’s commitment to better humanity through disruption. Every time I look up at the surrounding lights I think of my Grandmother, Mamie Gibson and her sister, my great aunt Evelyn Gaston. They worked on the Manhattan Project that led to the discovery and harnessing of atomic energy. My roots derive from female scientists who believe and prove innovators solve the world’s problems. As Black women scientists in the 1930’s and 40’s I can only image the horrific daily pressures my grandmother and great aunt faced. Though I have accomplished a few things in my life– graduating from MIT, Harvard and CGU Peter Drucker School of Management with a MBA, MA and PhD; founding a Charter Management Organization that scaled to 16 schools under my leadership in post Katrina New Orleans; and scaling several other businesses — I still have a huge legacy that I intend to step into.
Miami Hacks Climate Change is Miami’s second hackathon to create art, augmented reality and technology solutions for local climate issues. This hackathon brings together the creative & tech communities of Greater Miami to connect, create & get involved for our beautiful planet. This inaugural hackathon supports Miami Murals, a grassroots movement led by local artists & technologists to deliver an augmented reality mural series to spur environmental action around Miami-Dade County. Will you join the movement to create a New Miami #beforeitstoolate?
Friday, April 5th, 2019 12 PM – 2 PM: AR 101 Training Workshop
Friday, April 5th, 2019 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: AI 101 Training Workshop
April 5th – 7th, 2019 [5 PM-10 AM] Hackathon
Sunday, April 7th, 2019 12 PM- 4 PM: Group Project Presentations (Free)
Come visit our Green expo, Farmers Symposium, Hackathon Winners Presentation, and announcements.
Hackathon Attendees Info: Plan to sleep over so bring your sleeping bag. Coffee, food, and drinks provided along with meals.