#HackCovid19UY Montevideo - Virtual Hackathon

The HackCovid19 was an online, intensive and tutored process of team co-creation, to respond to problems caused by the coronavirus in the community. It was organized by the ORT University and Fundacion Da Vinci, and Global Shapers Montevideo participated as one of the teams in charge of coming up with a solution. 

It was developed in three stages: Propose, Hack and Share.

The first, propose, was an open call to present problem proposals in areas such as access and management of public information, ethics and coexistence, logistics, hardware, biotechnology, alert systems, etc.

Then, in the second stage of hacking, teams were formed to work intensively online to solve problems, being tutored by referents from the organizers.

To finish, the third stage of sharing was carried out, with the aim of exchanging the solutions with the public.


Problem: Sustainability of micro and small businesses in times of health crisis, focusing on the impact on the business continuity of artisans who are currently affected by their activity due to the lack of tourist demand. Solution: Based on the survey, analysis and diagnosis of the current situation of artisans in tourist areas, the proposed solution is to carry out a support and strengthening program in times of COVID-19 for artisans who work in tou #rist areas and who have strongly affected by the current situation Next steps: We decided to put the designed idea into practice and we worked on the implementation of the program, and named it "Potenciarte - Artesanos en acción". 



  • 1 mention: The solution was selected as one of the two best solutions of the #HackCovid19UY

  • #+10 shapers volunteers engaged in the process.

  • 2 media interviews

  • 1 Project: Potenciarte: Artesanos en Acción