Meet and connect with the digital.engagiert hackathon winners: ApplicAid, IT4Kids and Dare2Care
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14 January 2021

13:00 - 14:00

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Watch our Meetup on Youtube – and join the networking event in Discord right after the official stream.

Meet and connect with the digital.engagiert hackathon winners: ApplicAid, IT4Kids and Dare2Care

The world keeps changing rapidly and online formats are more essential than ever for good quality education. That's why 12 outstanding initiatives were selected for the digital.engagiert cohort 2020, an initiative by Amazon and Stifterverband that aims to support non-profits and social enterprises with their digitization projects.

During our Meetup on Thursday, January 14 you will meet the founders of ApplicAid, It4Kids and Dare2Care, the three winners of our Future of Education online hackathon.

Let's keep inventing

In our Meetup, we want to talk about their experiences, visions and listen to their recommendations for this years's digital.engaiert initiative. Let's meet up and get inspired! Ask questions and get active: apply with your own initiative into the 2021 support round, join the network and benefit from 30.000 Euro financial support. The application deadline is set for January 17.

Join the talk about digital education

Watch the discussion live on Youtube and join the networking event in Discord (click here to join our server) right after. Don't miss out to get to know more creative minds working on the future of education! Meet the creators behind Dare2Care (delivering psycho-social care for children), IT4Kids (bringing IT knowledge into primary schools) and ApplicAid (mentoring students with disadvantaged backgrounds). Make new connections and work with us on a better, brighter and digital tomorrow.

About the Speakers

Leonhard Nima – Moderator, N3XTCODER

Leonhard is a serial social entrepreneur, Co-Founder of N3XTCODER and former Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Hult International Business School in San Francisco and London. He previously worked for Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at The Grameen Creative Lab as Head of Academia.

Helene Wittek – Dare2Care

Helene originally got the idea for Dare2Care in one of her psychology lectures. Seeing how many younger students struggle with their life challenges motivated her to start easily accessible education formats for young people dealing with personal and social challenges, scientifically sound and at eye level.

Fynn Mazurkiewicz – IT4Kids

Fynn is chairman of IT4Kids e.V., a nation-wide movement that enables access to IT education for all children. Since 2016, the team has reached countless children and teachers, allowing girls and boys to explore technology playfully. The project has connected 26 core members and over 100 student volunteers and is actively looking for regional managers to start up IT4Kids in their own area.

Backtosch Mustafa – ApplicAid

Backtosch is the founder of ApplicAid – a non-profit organization that supports talented young underserved students on their way to a scholarship, making access to scholarships more equitable!
To this end, ApplicAid provides relevant information about scholarships, debunks stereotypes, and supports young people through a digital, personal mentoring program throughout the application process. Thus enabling young students to begin or continue their studies and to realize stays abroad.

Learn more about the winning ventures

We can’t protect the young generation from the challenges of the future. But we can give them the skills they truly need to overcome them: Dare2Care rethinks education to teach life’s most important psychosocial skills. With workshops in schools, online-workshops and social media education they empower children in their personality.

Enabling every child to access digital education - that is the vision of IT4Kids. Together with students who are enthusiastic about IT, IT4Kids offers age-appropriate IT courses for grades 3 to 6 that promote logic and process thinking.

ApplicAid informs people from educationally disadvantaged groups about scholarships and supports them with their application.


We at N3XTCODER strongly support the Global Goals and aim for all our projects and partners to contribute to one or more of the 17 Global Goals that have been launched by the United Nations in 2015. A 17-point plan to end poverty, halt climate change and fight injustice and inequality, the Global Goals are the biggest attempt in the history of the human race to make the world a better place. A plan that 193 governments have agreed, a plan that the world wants and needs. A plan backed by leading business and organisations. A to-do-list for the planet that will only be achieved if everyone plays their part. N3XTCODER aims to identify and work with the best technology solutions and digital products that have the great potential to tackle the most pressing problems that persist today.