UNDERSTANDING HACKATHONS WITH MATT MENIETTI
Join us for a Skype Interview with Matt Menietti, the executive director of GlobalHack–an organization founded in St. Louis with the mission of building a better tech ecosystem through software competitions. After our own successful Hack 4 Good Springfield event last weekend, we want to compare notes and learn what others are doing in the world of hackathons.
Matt is the Executive Director of GlobalHack, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that organizes civic-focused software competitions and youth coding programs. Before GlobalHack, Matt ran day-to-day operations for two nationally-ranked accelerator programs, SixThirty and Capital Innovators, which provide early-stage tech companies with seed funding, mentorship, and valuable industry connections. In 2010, he was accepted into the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, an intense, cross-sector, experiential learning fellowship. Prior to Coro, Matt served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, providing communications and fundraising support for a local afterschool program.
Matt is also a co-founder of an online resource-sharing tool for nonprofits called GoodMap, which won $30,000 in non-dilutive capital through the YouthBridge Social Enterprise Competition in April 2013. In June of 2012, he was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 list of up-and-coming young professionals. A St. Louis transplant, Matt is originally from Iowa City, Iowa, and holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Entrepreneurship from The University of Iowa.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM