Sustainability and climate change
Access and quality of healthcare
Education and social inequalities
Web3 - Verbwire
The best web3 implementation
BUILD is an event bridging students' passion for new and emerging technologies and positive social impact. Within BUILD’23, participants are to use any form of new technology (e.g. Blockchain, AI, Nanotechnology) to create a hack addressing one of the global issue tracks.
Code + No-code inclusivity
We believe that building can take place in many forms - code or no-code. In BUILD’23, there are two routes for every track: technical and non-technical.
Whether you are a designer, debater, writer, or other, you are welcome to attend BUILD’23 through the non-technical route. If you are a coder, then we’d recommend the technical route. If you are introductory to code, we have workshops of all levels to accommodate!
Join and get inspired by industry leaders around the world.
Miya H. Zhang
Founder and organizer of UXDLearn More
Co-Founder and CTO of Bitcoin BayLearn More
Product Manager at ETHSignLearn More
Eric Joseph Lee
Founder & President of VXP
Product Designer (UX) at Lululemon
Chief Design Officer at Actio
Co-Founder and VP of Technology at UBC BC
Founder of Design Buddies and UX Design at EA
CEO of Kangaroo OS and judge at XX Accelerator
Co-Owner of BAK'D
Senior Software Engineer at Juniper Square
Vice President (Software Engineering) at Citibank
Advisor at UTMIST and Campus Ambassador
Solutions Architect at AWS
Who can participate?
Any middle school, high school, university and non-traditional students are encouraged to participate!
How much does it cost to participate?
$0. This event will be free of cost to students to encourage participation of students of all backgrounds.
How will team formation work?
4-5 people per team. You can create your own team before the hack (Finding a balance between Technical and Global issues interests is recommended). Every member must apply independently.
What if I’m a beginner?
It’s great that you are a beginner since there will be lots to absorb! There will be a lot of introductory workshops and mentors in the discord server to support your project.
What should I bring?
Since this is a virtual event, you will have the opportunity of enjoying the event from your home. Just make sure that you have a stable internet for accessing the hackathon!
What types of deliverables are there?
It is possible to submit all types of deliverables to the hackathon. However there are basic requirements for technical and non-technical hacks. Technical hacks: a Demo Video and Prototype. Non-technical hacks: a pitch deck and pitch video. Both will require a one pager to explain the project in brief
Let‘s make real change by hacking the future.