Ni Awards Developer Roadshow
Taking the Passion of Technology for Humanity on The Road.
Join us to meet local innovators, pitch your projects, listen to great speakers and enjoy food, drink and an inspirational evening.
Pitch winners will receive prizes and mentorship. The Not Impossible Awards were created to celebrate the people and organizations that leverage technological innovation to power humanitarian efforts. Our vision is for a world where social transformation is the driving force behind technology.
Complimentary tickets are now available for each of the five-city Developer Roadshow events, and advance registration is encouraged.
The Not Impossible Awards Developer Roadshow is coming to five U.S. cities.
Highlight your tech for humanity during the Pitch Forum. If you or your team are working on a technological solution to address issues of inability and inaccessibility, we want to hear from you. You’ll get 5 minutes of mic time to pitch your product to an audience and panel of industry professionals for the chance to win Bose QuietComfort headphones, custom skateboard, a mentorship package, and be considered for a Not Impossible Award.
We want to see what you're building!
1 Alewife Center,
Cambridge, MA 02140
525 S. Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
19 Morris Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11205
1511 6th Ave. #400
Seattle, WA 98101
479 Jessie St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
About the Roadshow
An extraordinary evening that brings together innovators, makers and entrepreneurs for an interactive event highlighting Technology for Social Impact and for the Sake of Humanity, and an opportunity to participate in the Not Impossible Awards.
The events include TED Talk style presentations that will inspire you to engage in Not Impossible’s mission and use your skills to create new problem-solving technology to improve the lives of others.
ENGAGEMENT AND MENTORSHIP
An inspirational segment that will help you to “think through the impossible”, meet your hardware goals, gain technology partnerships, and bring your product to market. Mentoring opportunities with us and our partners present opportunities to incubate and accelerate your projects.
INTERACTION AND NETWORKING
Connect and share your expertise and exchange new ideas at a Pitch Forum. A Call to Action asks attendees to use their skills to create technology for humanity and invites you to submit your tech as a potential nominee for a Not Impossible Award.
About the Contest
The Not Impossible Awards celebrates the people and organizations that leverage technological innovation or the re-application of existing solutions to change people’s lives. Our vision is for a world where social transformation is the driving force behind technology. The Awards seeks out the most inspiring developers creating innovative and effective social impact technology that betters the human condition.
If you or your team, are working on a technological solution to address issues of inability and inaccessibility, we want to hear from you.
Submissions will close on a rolling basis by category:
Winners notified by - March 31, 2019
Not Impossible Awards Show in Los Angeles - June 2019
Have a project that helps people?
Join the contest on Hackster.io!
Each of our five award recipients will be featured in a short documentary showcasing their technology and the people it helps. The documentaries will be screened at the Not Impossible Awards show and shared on social media. Winners will also receive ongoing collaboration and mentorship from industry leaders and experts, along with opportunities to incubate and accelerate their work.
Not impossible will select five award winners for 2019 in the categories of Healthcare, IoT, Sustainability, Adaptive and Accessibility, and a Wildcard category.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The Connectivity Award sponsored by Avnet recognizes and honors technology that connects physical devices to the internet allowing the collection and exchange of data addressing humanitarian problems.
The Healthcare Breakthrough Award sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield Association acknowledges and celebrates top people, platforms and products in the health and medical technology industry.
The Impact Sustainability Award honors innovative technology that addresses the needs of the present without compromising the wellbeing of future generations.
Adaptive and Accessibility
Identifies, recognizes and honors technology that enables access to services, experiences and environments regardless of personal abilities or special needs.
This is a broad reach category that acknowledges and celebrates a diverse range of technology that aligns with our core mission to inspire good while doing good for humanity.
The Not Impossible Awards recognize disruptive innovation across multiple areas of focus that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Erich Van Stralen
Senior Engineering PM
VP - Global Solution Designs
CEO & Founder
Not Impossible Labs
VP of Demand Creation
A recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award...
Arnie has an extensive track record of leading engineering, product development, and manufacturing...
Over 25 years in the electronics and semi-conductor industry, he has helped numerous companies...
An industry veteran of 25 years with extensive experience in engineering product development...
Founded on the principle of Technology for the Sake of Humanity, Not Impossible Labs LLC is a one-of-a-kind, award winning technology incubator and content studio dedicated to changing the world through technology and story.
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