Athgothon 2015 (athgothon)
Venue: The World Bank
|Event Date/Time: Aug 12, 2015 / 8:00 am - (EST)||End Date/Time: Aug 14, 2015 / 6:00 pm - (EST)|
|Registration Date: Jul 31, 2015||Time: 23:59:00 - (EST)|
|Early Registration Date: May 31, 2015||Time: 23:59:00 - (EST)|
This year, the 6th Global Innovation Forum at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC on August 12-14 will bring together 200+ participants from around the world.
- The participatnts will be placed in teams of peers to collaboratively build startup businesses.
- All of the participants will walk away with a startup concept.
- Top 3 teams will receive innovation grants to kickstart their project.
Athgo has been highly effective in bringing global leaders to work with students on business solutions that are both profitable and socially impactful. This year, we have already confirmed speakers and mentors from Fortune 500 companies and other industry giants such as Boeing, Samsung, Google, Forbes, Bloomberg, and the World Bank amongst many others. We are also bringing back the top team of the 5th Global Innovation Forum to showcase its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which currently operates in the Philippines and helps first responders efficiently assess disaster relief.
Caroline Howard - Senior Online Editor, Forbes
Sangwon Yoon - Diplomatic Correspondent, Bloomberg
Brigitte Gosselink - Principal, Google.org
Sridhar Rao - Entrepreneur in Residence, Samsung Accelerator
Angelica Silvero - Head, Speakers Bureau, World Bank
Jean Philbert Nsengimana - Minister of ICT and Youth, Rwanda
Leonard Yip - SVP and Chief Information Officer, Panda Restaurant Group
Toby Corey - co-Founder & CEO, Tuul
Jamie Metzl - Partner, Cranemere
Zoltan Istvan - Futurist, Transhumanist Party
Benjamin Levy - Partner, BootStrapLabs
Frank Quintero - Principal, Yucaipa Companies
Reese Jones - Associate Founder, Singularity University
Jonathan Shieber - Senior Editor, TechCrunch
Vanu Bose - CEO, Vanu, Inc.
Matt Davis-co - Founder, IgnitedSpaces
Eros Resmini - Partner, 9+Incubator
BENEFITSGet a Startup in 3 Days
Innovation needs proper assessment and planning to flourish. At Athgothon, you will learn and be guided by industry leaders on how to turn an innovative idea, a skill, or a passion into a commercially viable and socially impactful businessConnect with Mentors
It is easy to go unnoticed amongst thousands of social posts and resumes. Whether you are a recent graduate looking for a career or an advocate looking to make a difference, face-to-face interaction with experts from Fortune 500 companies and prominent entrepreneurs at Athgothon will put you at a significant advantage.Win an Innovation Grant
Great ideas deserve to be rewarded! Every Forum selects 3 best startup ideas and rewards them with Innovation Grants. Bring your idea to the Athgothon and put it to the test. Demonstrate a value and get the seed funding to make it real!