The U.S. - China Social Hackathon is an online, collaborative program where teams of U.S. and Chinese students work together to develop a social enterprise business plan. Led by a mentor, groups meet online to design a solution to a problem related to one of the program topics, then pitch their business idea to a panel of judges.
During the first four days, pairs of students will use a hardware kit from Toky Labs to build a product prototype that solves a problem they experience or observe in their daily lives.
During the second half of the week, participants will prepare a presentation about the solution their prototype provides. On the last day, they will take the stage and give a TED-style talk to present their idea.