Cultural Innovation 



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Adult Cohort


- 1st Place - 
Prep 50

4 hour HACK session with Clutch's team of UX Designers, Sr. Developers, and Business Managers to kick-start or accelerate your venture, and Amazon gift card.

-2nd Place
Africatown Seattle

2 hours of consultation from Clutch's CEO to help with your business model, 1 hr with a Sr. Developer to create a tech playbook for your venture, and Amazon gift card.


Amazon Gift Card 


Youth Cohort


- Youth Award Winner-
INside Out

Amazon Echo
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2015 Hack the CD
Cultural Innovation Conference

The 2015 Hack the CD Cultural Innovation Conference is a three day, all ages event held in Seattle's Africatown - Central District, that convenes the brightest minds to participate in the New Economy through design, entrepreneurship, and technology.

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2014 Central District Startup Weekend
Videography by Sense 6 Media


Hack the CD is a collective of self determined social innovators focused on the creation of sustainable, equitable growth through design, entrepreneurship, and technology. Right now we're focused on answering the question, "How might we create fertile ground for the African American community in Seattle to grow with the city's current tech boom?"

But the vision doesn't stop there, we're just getting started! Over the next 3-5 years we aim to incubate new businesses, advance research, and create scalable models that help historically underserved communities around the world thrive in the 21st century.


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