Your Planet Needs You
You can solve the climate crisis. Together with one million people from all over the world you will create solutions, nobody thought of before. Less about restrictions, more about innovation. The world’s biggest hack: 42 locations, 42 rounds, 42 topics. The result? 420 fully funded, open-source startups that solve climate crisis.
ONE MILLION PEOPLE
CAN SOLVE ANY PROBLEM, EVEN CLIMATE CHANGE.
WHY JOIN 42HACKS?
Different motivations, superpowers and believes. But one single goal: unleash untapped human potential to solve the climate crisis. Get to know some of the co-founders of 42hacks.
HAVE YOU ASKED YOURSELF
WHY SO FEW PEOPLE ARE ACTIVELY SOLVING
THE CLIMATE CRISIS?
42hacks hopes that the solutaiotns we will be building together might inspire them but we are not actively helping them change their minds.
If you are concerned but just don't know how to contribute to solving the crisis then we are here to support you to create solutions.
Working on Solutions
Our ambition is to increase 10x the amount of people actively working on solutions.
Together we will
MASSIVELY INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WORKING ON CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
MAKE IT HIP TO SOLVE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS.
NO MORE EXCUSES.
Why don't more people work in solving the climate crisis? Not knowing how to contribute. Not wanting to risk job, salary or career opportunities. Not having the time beside job, family and other activities. With 42hacks, we create a fun and risk free trial week. And 420 teams will be funded on the spot for 5+ years
What do we do?
WE BELIEVE THERE IS UNTAPPED HUMAN POTENTIAL WITHIN US AND AROUND US.
ONCE WE ACTIVATE IT AND COMBINE IT IN NEW WAYS, WE CAN SOLVE THE MOST URGENT PROBLEM WE FACE AS HUMANITY: THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
We create dreams and nightmares to attract people to our vision of actually solving the climate crisis.
We organize company pledges so that people get a paid leave and a budget to invest in one of the resulting start-ups.
We make it fun and an exceptional experience to create innovative solutions people like to use.
We organize mass hackathons simultaneously around the world and connect with innovative formats.
We inspire, educate and learn from each other and leading experts. We integrate role models and positive peer activities.
We create first prototypes through massive open collaboration and cutting edge technology.
On the spot, we jointly finance 10 start-up teams per round - with the investment budget everyone brings in from the company pledge.
We create an instant community of ambassadors, early adopters, supporters and promoters as launching pad for every start-up.
Those start-ups are open source, so that everyone and every company can contribute and profit.
MASS-HACKATHONS FOR YOU AND ME.
ON THE SPOT FUNDED, OPEN-SOURCE START-UPS.
It just was not done before. One million people – like you and me – spending one week in a worldwide hackathon. A hackathon is a proven methodology to create working solutions. It’s fun, it’s collective, it’s creating new solutions. 42 times, each time at 42 locations worldwide, 24’000 people gather simultaneously for one week. Massively using our diverse brains and skills instills the creativity of humanity. At the end of each hackathon round, 10 teams are fully funded for 5+ years to start to create - supported by an initial community of 24'000 ambassadors.
IT ALL STARTS WITH 420
CO-FOUNDERS OF 42HACKS.
As a co-founder, you are as intrigued by the idea of 42hacks as we all are. You invite five other co-founders. You co-shape the initial setting (the "Why", "How", and "What") in a four times two hours compact hackathon. You provide time and money as you see fit. You win five companies to make the pledge.
What do co-founders do?
YOU INVEST SOME OF YOUR BRAIN, NETWORK, AND MONEY
YOU TAKE PART IN A FOUR TIMES TWO HOURS COMPACT CO-FOUNDING HACKATHON
Everything you've read on this website is the result of hundreds of discussions - but it's still a work in progress. We want our 420 co-founders to help shape what 42hacks is ultimately about.
Shape our Why
We jointly co-create our mission statement. How do we explain our neighbors what 42hacks is and what we boldly aim to achieve.
Refine our How
We jointly co-create the organizational design of the 42hacks community and of the initial round of hackathons around the world.
Produce our What
We jointly co-create and record dreams and nightmares for the initial round of hackathons. Is it about energy, soil depletion, plastics in the oceans, inclusion ... - and what is it concretely we dream of?
ONE MILLION PEOPLE
SOME INITIAL DOCUMENTS
See what we have shared at the start of 42hacks. It explains some of the basic ideas and origins.
42hacks - introduction April 21.pdf (including the science behind)
A short conversation with a potential collaborator