Contact: Benjamin J. Vann
Phone: (469) 708-8115
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Impact House Kicks off VIP Event to Bring Diversity and Inclusion in Tech to Hack DFW 2019
DALLAS, TX — January 29, 2019 — Impact House, an early-stage venture accelerator and support ecosystem teams up with Hack DFW to host HackDFW 2019: a two-day technology hackathon and interactive summit. Festivities begin February 15 with a VIP Kick-off reception powered by Impact House, located at the Mavs Gaming Pavilion in Deep Ellum, with the hackathon, taking place at the Dallas Women’s Museum in Fair Park on February 16 and 17.
Impact House brings a fresh perspective to the Dallas tech scene, emphasizing culture and impact through diversity, access, and inclusion. During HackDFW 2019, Impact House will host a special #HackTheCultureChallenge leveraging the power of technology to improve social and economic mobility in under-resourced communities. Impact House kicked off the #HackTheCulture Networking Series in November 2018, engaging more than 500 professionals and entrepreneurs through intimate discussions on the unique challenges faced by underrepresented women and minorities in the workplace and in entrepreneurship.
“We’re excited to partner with HackDFW for this year’s event. They have a great history of hosting large-scale interactive hackathons and our partnership brings that legacy to an even greater audience. Hack DFW 2019 will combine creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork in a fast-paced setting, giving participants from diverse backgrounds access to the skills that are necessary to thrive in the 21st century economy,” says Benjamin J. Vann, CEO of Impact House.
HackDFW 2019 has an emphasis on design thinking and making innovation accessible for all. The free event will bring an estimated 500-800 students, professionals, corporations, and investors in the spirit of innovation and collaboration. Teams imagine the largest challenge facing our region and create prototypes for technology-based solutions.
“HackDFW is a place where you can be part of the nebulous, wondrous, awe-inspiring, frustrating-yet-glorious process of creating; A place where ideas aren’t limited by fear or doubt, but only for 24 hours” Says Adam Kila CEO of Hack DFW.
For tickets to the VIP Kick off reception visit https://hackdfw-vip-kickoff.eventbrite.com
To register to participate, volunteer, or mentor at Hack DFW 2019 visit: https://hackdfw.com
About Impact House
Impact House, located in Dallas, TX, is an early stage startup accelerator and support ecosystem with a mission to accelerate and invest in all shades of genius, focusing on scalable ideas and companies lead by underrepresented women, Black, and Latin X founders. We take an ecosystem approach to addressing the opportunity gap and removing barriers for Women and People of Color through inclusive entrepreneurship, STEM education and career pathways, research and advocacy, and impact investing in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.
To learn more about Impact House, visit http://www.impacthouse.co.