Grow Asia Hackathon 2018

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Grow Asia is a multi-stakeholder partnership established by the World Economic Forum, which aims to improve the livelihood of 10 million Southeast Asian farmers by 2020. 
In Indonesia, oil palm cultivation has become important to rural livelihoods, particularly amongst smallholder farmers (“smallholders”). The focus of the Growth Asia Hackathon 2018 is independent smallholders, who have a significant role in the expansion of oil palm cultivation onto marginal lands or those not officially zoned for agriculture, and thus are a growing driver of deforestation and the resulting loss of biodiversity and increased greenhouse gas emissions. 

Thus, helping these smallholders access information, credit and services and adopt sustainable production practices not only delivers improvements to their livelihoods, but can also result in more sustainable outcomes.   

At this Hackathon, we consider and explore how the data that is already collected by various ecosystem actors can be used to achieve better efficiency and productivity, and demonstrate how data sharing can be done at scale.  This will accelerate Grow Asia’s path to create a positive impact for 10 million farmers by 2020.

Startups, entrepreneurs, and enterprise teams are welcome to participate. 
1st prize S$5,000      |     2nd prize S$3,000     |    3rd prize S$2,000   |   Special prizes 2 x S$500


Pre-Hackathon Workshop

Get a head-start on the challenges and gear up for the hackathon! Get an overview of the palm oil ecosystem, and start a conversation with key stakeholders. Learn about the challenges smallholders face - who will be joining us. Also, meet other entrepreneurs and innovators you can collaborate with at the Hackathon.
This Workshop is not mandatory but highly recommended if you want to get a better understanding of the key issues and to have a discussion with the stakeholders.

Date: Thursday, 12 April
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: LEVEL3 (Mapletree Business City, 20 Pasir Panjang Road, East Wing, #03-22/24, Singapore 117439)

Design and prototype your own solutions to help smallholders boost productivity, profitability, and sustainability! Consult with expert mentors, including industry experts, and get their perspective on your solution. 

If your startup is not based in Singapore but you would like to find out how you can be involved, please send an email to [email protected].
Date: Friday evening-Saturday, 20-21 April
Venue: LEVEL3

Pitch Day

Present your solution to our judges! Pitch your idea to an expert panel and invited guests from the corporate, NGO, and government sectors in the Southeast Asia ecosystem to gain support for further development of your solution and make it a reality!
This event is for participating Hackathon teams and invited guests only. If you would like to be considered for an invitation, please send an email to [email protected] 

Date: Monday evening, 23 April 
Venue: LEVEL3


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