Congratulations to Carl Hooks, a mentor for the U.S. - China Social Hackathon, who won first place at the 2018 Smart City Hackathon in Shanghai on April 14th, 2018. He and his teammates will also take home US$3,000 to fund their design for a business that makes recycling consumer products in China easy, fun, and profitable.
His team will now pitch their business idea at the China Utility Week conference in Shanghai on April 19.
The Smart City Hackathon brings together entrepreneurs and select university students for a series of hackathons in different countries that focuses on the intersection of digital technology and urbanization. The aim of the hackathon is to bring together a diverse range of perspectives, from academics to entrepreneurship, and ignite the flow of ideas between different members of society. The Shanghai Smart City Hackathon is sponsored by Energo Labs and took place at NYU Shanghai.
Carl is a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and a StartingBloc Fellow.