Techfugees Brisbane Hackathon: 17-19 March 2017

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Date: Friday, 17/03/2017 – Sunday, 19/03/2017 Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Location: RiverCity Labs, Level 2, TCBeirne Building, 315 Brunswick St, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia – View Map To register for the event online go to Eventbrite Following the success of the Techfugees hackathon in Melbourne and Sydney, it’s Brisbane’s turn! TechfugeesBNE Hackathon […]

Techfugees Adelaide Hackathon: 26-28 May 2017

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Date: Friday, 26/05/2017 – Sunday, 28/05/2017 Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Location: TBC, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia To register for the event online go to Eventbrite Following the success of the Techfugees Australia Hackathons in Sydney and Melbourne in 2015 and 2016, it’s finally time for Adelaide to take part in this global initiative! The […]

#HacktheCamp: The creative marathon to find sustainable solutions to refugee issues in Greece

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By Lida Tsene After three intensive days of presentations and cooperation with their #HackTheCamp mentors, ten teams of programmers, refugees, designers, social entrepreneurs, humanitarian workers, educators, and artists competed with their proposals during the final phase of the hackathon creative marathon to find sustainable, scalable solutions for refugee issues in Greece. How can we improve […]

Catching up with promising startups from Techfugees Australia

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By Annie Parker With Techfugees chapters located in dozens of cities around the world, there’s a lot happening. We catch up with three of the most promising startups to grow out of Techfugees Australia. SettleIn SYD 2015 Winners   SettleIn creates psychologically informed goal-setting technology to help newly arrived refugees settle into their new country. Their […]

Techfugees Kenya – Blockchain & Refugee Emergency Response: Can Blockchain technology help save the lives of refugees?

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Date: 22nd of February 2017  Time:  4:30pm – 7:00pm, East Africa Time. Location: iLab Nairobi, Strath­more University, 4th Floor Stu­dent Centre Build­ing, Keri Road, Madaraka Estate, Nairobi, Kenya  Capacity is limited. Registration will be confirmed shortly and via email. Join us for the launch of Techfugees chapter in Kenya! Blockchain has the potential transform humanitarian responses […]

Techfugees Jordan Hack winner won a place at the prestigious Hult Prize Regional Finals 2017

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How can students help refugees? The group of entrepreneurial students winner of the Techfugees Jordan Hackathon, organized in collaboration with Startup Weekend Jordan & Unicef Jordan, Profugees have won a place at the prestigious Hult Prize Regional Finals. We learn more about the Hult Prize and how it has solve global problems in the 21st […]

Hackathon with Young People: TF Australia inspires with third event

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By Anne-Marie Elias Find out what happened at the third Techfugees Australia hackathon in November 2016, in which young refugees, entrepreneurs and the tech community came together in the Parramatta district in Sydney to find solutions to the challenges faced by those newly arriving in Australia. The #Hack4Refugees event kicked off with insights from four young […]

Winners of TC Disrupt Hackathon will help refugees with education, identity and social inclusion

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The TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon was the launchpad for three ideas, which will help refugees with social inclusion, access to education, and keeping track of their identity even if essential papers get lost. Running for a total of 24 hours and taking place in the run-up to the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, the hackathon attracted nearly […]