Solve for X

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Solve for X is a Canada-wide ideation sprint centered around driving positive change for women impacted by COVID-19. It is an opportunity for everyone who wants to help, to contribute towards a better tomorrow.

Now more than ever, economic, health, and financial pressures are disproportionate between genders. According to the World Economic Forum, men and women are impacted differently, during times of crisis. A health emergency like COVID-19 is no exception, as it amplifies existing gender inequalities while adding additional stressors that affect personal health and economic security. Based on UNFPA projections, women face disproportionate impact on their education, health, wellbeing, and finances as a result of COVID-19. The research reveals that women face subsequent obstacles including lack of access to family planning, discrimination, and an increase of domestic abuse, just to name a few.

We are looking for engaged and motivated civic innovators to make a collective effort to present impactful, novel ideas that support women everywhere as they rise to the challenges COVID-19 has added to their lives. Over the course of three days, multidisciplinary participant groups will develop and share solutions. The ideas will be collected and shared with corporate and community partners to encourage championship and adoption of ideas that can drive impact.

This is the first step towards ensuring women are receiving the support they need to master this new normal.

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Schedule

· Stage
Event Kick-Off
· Sessions
Team Formation and Team Lounges
· Stage
KickStart Day 2
· Stage
Ideation 101 Webinar
· Stage
Tech Smart Webinar
· Stage
Pitch Perfect Webinar
· Stage
Happy Hour and Networking
· Sessions
Team Check-Ins
· Stage
Submission Deadline
· Sessions
Pitch Clinic
· Sessions
Expo Judging

Speakers

Wendy Cukier
Wendy Cukier

Professor & Director, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ted Rogers School of Management

Denise Canso
Denise Canso

Manager, Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

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Hosted by

Hackworks Inc.

We create innovation programs and events including hackathons, design jams, workshops and bootcamps.