Social Storm 2015

Our students took part in Social Storm 2015 during Global Entrepreneurship Week last month.

Social Storm is an online hackathon, where 170 young people across 14 universities attempt to tackle 3 social challenges in just 24 hours.

Social Storm aims to provide a platform for young people to connect, collaborate and solve our global society’s problems. Seven students from Loughborough University London joined students from a range of universities, including the University of Sheffield and the University of Manchester. Students were asked to tackle gender inequality, discover renewable energy solutions and develop internet access for all using sustainable business solutions.

Social Storm’s co-founder Helen Ots, a Loughborough University graduate and former student ambassador for Loughborough University London, said:

We’re amazed at how much the teams achieved in under 24 hours, in developing an idea into a sustainable business model and pitch, and how many ideas they have to tackle challenges within their own society. We’re hopeful that a similar event in 2016 will bring even more universities and young people together.