The Global Impact Sprint is a unique experience that brings together outstanding talents from five leading international universities to create ideas for a better tomorrow. The program is designed to tackle pressing global challenges based on one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The program spans for 100 hours and involves 15 talented participants who are divided into interdisciplinary teams of five, comprising one student from each university. The teams are closely coached by experienced mentors throughout the five-day sprint.
The program is based on Jake Knapp's "sprint" logic, which means that all teams work on the same challenge and embark on their entrepreneurial journey. The goal is to generate digital solutions for urgent, global problems.
During the sprint, you outline the problem, select a sprint goal, develop a solution, build a digital prototype, and conduct initial testing. The program encourages the participants to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions to complex problems. The Global Impact Sprint is an excellent opportunity for young minds to showcase their skills, network with other talents, and make a positive difference in the world.
The program starts with a kick-off call on June 5, at 5 p.m. Berlin time where you get to know the other participants as well as the challenge of the course. After the kick-off you will receive some documents to familiarize yourself with the challenge until the Global Impact Sprint week.
From June 26 - June 30 we all meet in New York City at the HPI New York office to work on the challenge in teams of five students - one student from each university - supported by one coach each.
On Friday afternoon, every team will present their idea and their prototype in a final pitch.