At Yoti, we’re committed to using our identity checking system as a force for good. We’re a B Corporation with a set of principles to guide us and a Guardian Council of respected and influential individuals to hold us to account.

We’ve also made the platform free-of-charge for individuals and charities to use. However, we know from our work with Zing that for charities, finding resource to build or use new technology can be especially challenging.

So, in early February, we’re holding a hack event at Yoti’s offices just off Trafalgar Square to explore how charities can build on Yoti to help solve local and global problems.

Design day: Tuesday 7th February, 10am-6pm
Our friends at Founders&Coders will facilitate participating charities through a series of talks and workshops to transform their challenges with ID into solutions. They’ll then help participants to shape their ideas into app designs.

Pitch day: Friday 10th February, 3pm (TBC)
On Wednesday and Thursday, Founders&Coders will have been beavering away to mock-up the most promising ideas from the Design day. At the Pitch day, the shortlisted charities and their development teams will get a chance to pitch these prototypes for big prizes.

Grand prize
A development team for four weeks to turn your prototype into a viable product.

We’re looking for non-profits where existing methods for identifying or verifying who someone is are unreliable, unsafe or inefficient. We’re anticipating volunteer checking, online safeguarding and membership management will feature – although we’d also love to hear about use cases we haven’t yet come across.

Sound like you, or a charity you know? Then please fill out our (very short!) expression of interest form, and we’ll be in touch.

Rachael Trotman

Rachael Trotman

PR & Events Manager