UniHack is an education and data company, delivering blended learning to equip young people with the tools, network and motivation to solve the world’s biggest problems. This approach includes on-campus hackathons and challenge events, and the recent development of an online platform to enhance student learning. Since our official launch in July 2016, we have run 8 full weekend events, engaging 16 universities, and over 300 students. Additionally, we also have a developing schools programme for further education institutions.
As a startup co-founder, my role is varied, but includes:
- Developing and delivering our event workshops and training sessions, with audience sizes ranging from 20-100 individuals
- Building and harnessing relationships with higher and further education institutions to tailor our packages to their needs
- Capturing data on all our events, including the workshops and training sessions, to ensure we continue to develop the programme inline with both the students and institutions’ needs
More recently, I have moved into the role of CTO, where I am in charge of developing the online platform, in addition to my roles with the offline events.
My experience running UniHack has been incredibly beneficial, providing me with a platform to develop my skills working with students and young people. I have become more confident in content delivery, and making sure that trainees leave our events with the knowledge they need.