This weekend, the fast-growing global movement #hackthecrisis is coming to the Netherlands. From April 3-5th, volunteers from the Dutch startup and tech community led by TNW and Innofest are organising an online hackathon to come up with innovative solutions to fight the corona pandemic. Since the #hackthecrisis movement was born in Estonia two weeks ago, a growing number of hackathons have been organised around the world, with tens of thousands of people involved. Next Sunday, an expert jury led by Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, CEO at TNW, will pick the winning solutions of the Dutch edition.
COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. As a global community, we are facing some of the most significant health, business and economic challenges we have seen in the last decades across every continent. A global pandemic calls for global action, and inspired by the #hackthecrisis global movement at Garage48 – TNW, StartupAmsterdam, Innofest and many more Dutch startup and innovation leaders, are leading the charge in the Netherlands with their own Hack The Crisis initiative.