Last weekend, we hosted a magical weekend of community-driven social innovation during a brand new nationwide hackathon, 'Champion Changemakers'. Supported by the Community Enterprise Association of Ireland (CEAI), the weekend brought together local communities to solve social issues, from climate change to economic inequality.

Parallel hackathons took place over the weekend in six different locations across Ireland, from Kerry and Galway to Louth, and Dublin. After receiving workshops on customer discovery, rapid prototyping and presenting, our teams pitched in front of three esteemed judges: Lizzy Hayashida, co-founder and CEO of Change Donations,  Tony Vickers-Byrne, HR and Wellbeing policy advisor, and our CEO Ken Finnegan. Congratulations to all our teams for completing the weekend, and best of luck to Dr. Concrete, Pooled and Hurihuri who will be pitching at the National Competition at on October 20th.