Find out the events and timings for the Hackathon weekend. Further details will be added soon.

Friday 18th Sept

4pm - 6pm
Hackathon Kick-Off

4pm Intro 


4.05pm Welcome to the Hackathon

Devi Clark, Hackathon organiser and MD Impact Hub King’s Cross


4.15pm Why we must Build Back Better

Hannah Martin, Co-Director, Green New Deal UK


4.25pm Expert Panel: Introduction to the Hackathon themes

Chair: Diana Rose, Sustainability Consultant

  • Daniel Crossley, Executive Director, Food Ethics Council 
  • Asya Choudry, Breaking Down Barriers and Getting on Board 
  • George Anderson, Big Issue Vendor and English Editor

5.00pm Panel: Building Back UK Communities

Chair: Louis Howell: founder of 7PK

  • Erika Rushton, Kindred LCR
  • Pollyanna Chapman, CEO, Impact Hub Inverness


5.35pm How to take part in the Hackathon

Lucie Montel, Hackathon organiser


5.45pm Q & A


6pm End

Devi Clark. Managing Director, Impact Hub King’s Cross

Devi Clark is Managing Director at Impact Hub King’s Cross, part of a network of 100+ Hubs for social entrepreneurs globally. Devi is founder of the Outsiders’ Network, ran TEDxAylesbury 2015 and her book, People, Planet, Passion, reached #2 in the Amazon Kindle store for Nonprofit Organisations and Charities.


Hannah Martin, Co-Director, Green New Deal UK
Hannah Martin is a climate change organiser and campaigner. She has organised with Greenpeace UK, Reclaim the Power and most recently supporting UK Student Climate Network and the Youth Strikes for Climate. She is currently co-founder and co director of Green New Deal UK which set up the campaign, ‘Build Back Better‘ and are also powering the movement behind a Green New Deal being adopted in the UK.


Expert Panelists:

Diana Rose

Diana Rose is sustainability professional with 14 years’ experience of supporting charities, corporates and entrepreneurs to deliver projects with positive social and environmental impact. Her technical background is in water and resource management and she likes evidence-based solutions that also raise awareness, educate and foster connection between people and planet.


Asya Choudry

Asya Choudry is a trustee for Getting on Board focusing on helping organisations recruit diverse trustee boards. Her background is in Biomed, Genetic Counselling and numerous charities. Currently working for Breaking Down Barriers managing funding for 30 charities, extending support to engage BAME communities to access health services and address health inequalities.


Daniel Crossley

Dan Crossley is Executive Director at the Food Ethics Council, a not-for-profit whose mission is to accelerate the shift towards fair food systems that respect people, animals and the planet. Dan has worked on food sustainability issues for over 15 years and is a believer in building on the positives!


George Anderson

George worked for the NHS in Scotland for many years, mostly in psychiatric hospitals and GP health centres. He was hard hit by the financial crash and moved to London, where promised accommodation failed to emerge and he found himself homeless. George is currently self-employed and living in a hostel.


Louis Howell, Revolution Hive / 7PK 

Louis Howell co-runs Revolution Hive, a social enterprise equipping young people for life through personal development and social responsibility programmes. His consultancy, 7PK, helps organisations improve their approaches to youth and community development, diversity and inclusion and social mobility.  He is trustee for two charities and a proud member of 100 Black Men of London. 


Erika Rushton, Kindred LCR

Erika Rushton is Director of Creative Economist – working part of the founding team of Kindred, a offering new forms of money and peer to peer support to Socially Trading Organisations in the Liverpool City Region; Islington Mill Arts Club in Salford where artists are leading The Other City redevelopment of up to 2 hectares of urban space; and Hafod Housing in South Wales where residents are invited to Dream Big.


Pollyanna Chapman, Impact Hub Inverness

Polly is CEO and co-founder of Impact Hub Inverness.  As well as running the co-working space, she is a business adviser for social enterprises and SMEs, and a researcher into rural issues.  She has worked in community development in the Highlands and Islands for 30 years.


Lucie Montel


Lucie Montel is an ecosystem builder with 9 years experience running startup and corporate innovation communities in France and Germany. She relocated to the UK in 2020 and launched a boutique consultancy helping businesses adopt community-driven approaches to embed social and environmental sustainability in their strategy.

Saturday 19th Sept

9am - Phase 1

Forming teams & ideation

1pm - Phase 2

Develop ideas/prototype/research

6pm - End of day

Sunday 20th Sept

9am - Phase 3

Refining/iterating/feedback sessions

1pm - Phase 4

Pitching/video creation

6pm - Weekend completed!


Thursday, 1st October
12pm - 1pm

Winner Announcement!