Design for Impact (D4i) & ProtoHack’s Save the World Challenge

November 4, 2018, 09:00

Avenues World School


Thanks to our partners at D4i, students can attend the ‘Save the World Challenge’ for FREE.

Do you want to change the world? Do you want to solve the worlds most pressing issues? Want a chance to win $15,000 to build out your ideas? Design for Impact (D4i) & ProtoHack have joined forces to bring your ideas to reality!

We’re inviting 250+ students and educators from all across New York to solve real world problems. This event is a one-day innovation challenge built on a curriculum of design thinking, critical problem solving, and applied creativity. There is no coding or programming required. This is open to all middle and high school students from grades 7 to 12.

You will be using prototyping tools that help you create mockups, wireframes and anything else you think of to visually demo your idea. Participants will work in teams and present their ideas at the end of the day to a panel of investors and expert judges. Prizes include dinner with our keynote speaker and up to $15,000 worth of rewards.


  • 9:00 – 9:15AM Opening Remarks from D4i & ProtoHack
  • 9:15 – 9:30AM Agenda Review
  • 9:30 – 9:45AM Keynote Speaker
  • 9:45 – 10:15AM Teaming Up Exercise
  • 10:15 – 10:45AM Design Thinking  & Prototyping Workshop with ProtoHack
  • 10:45 – 11:00AM Curiosity & Empathy Workshop with QUP
  • 11:00 – 12:00PM Intro to CSS & HTML with Upperline Code (Optional)
  • 12:00 – 12:30PM LUNCH BREAK (Included)
  • 12:30 – 4:30PM Mentor’s Lounge
  • 4:30 – 5:30PM Final Pitches and Prize Presentation

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Sound Interesting? Want to know What to do next?

  1. Click on the register button above and sign up
  2. Invite your friends to join your team
  3. Share the link with your friends at your school and other schools
  4. Show up and enjoy the Challenge! All you need is a copy of your ID to enter the venue


Speakers & Judges

Abubakar Khan


Khan for Council

Candiate for City Council

Sergei Revzin


The Mentors Podcast

Founder & Co-Host

Vadim Revzin


The Mentors Podcast

Founder & Co-Host

Kathleen Osborne


BAM Communications

Account Director

Ash Kaluarachchi


NYU StartED Accelerator


Martin Hui



Angel Investor

Tony Schiavo

Product Mentor

TruMid Technologies


Jason Quinn

Product Mentor

TruMid Technologies

Head of Product Development

Ashika Kalra

Product Mentor


Product Strategy & Pricing

Aditya Guthey

Product Mentor


Software Engineer

Arthur Godiva

Pitch Mentor

NYC Innovation Collective

Innovation Ambassador

Sebastian Martin

Pitch Mentor

Cambio Ventures


Theo Wolf

Pitch Mentor

The Spike Lab

Founding Team Member

Kevin Young

Design Mentor


UX Designer

Eric Smith

Design Mentor

Johnson & Johnson

UX Designer/Developer

Lucy Hwang

Design Mentor


Digital Designer

Annee Ngo



Co-Founder, President


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