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Be the change.

Nov 9th, 2019 | Barcelona, Spain



You have a unique gift. And it’s the best charitable contribution you can make.

Anyone can donate money to support a charity. What if instead you applied your unique talent alongside fellow volunteers in a concerted way to help improve how that charity functions?

Join the waitlistmeet the charities

What is Charity Makeover?

It’s a hackathon in which we come together for one day to fundamentally change the game for a handful of charities. These are scrappy, local causes with founders who are working hard on important problems but lack the in-house digital marketing expertise. We execute high-leverage projects in the course of a weekend that significantly advance their cause. 

Barcelona Schedule

November 8th, 2019

7:30 pm

Meet at Corner Hotel lobby. We’ll get to know each other, meet the charities, cleave into teams to formulate a game plan with our respective teams.

November 9th, 2019

9:00 am


Working with your team to execute the project.

12:00 PM

Provided (sponsor TBD)

We’ll have a delicious lunch provided and get a chance to meet the mentors.

1:00 pm


Back to work implementing the project plan.

3:00 PM
Skills workshop


Sean Tierney will be leading a breakout skill session on Lean Startup principles, Customer Development and introduction to the Business Model Canvas. 

3:45 PM
Final work stint 

Groups will wrap up their projects and preparing to present what they created.

7:00 PM
Demo time

Groups demo’ing their creations and presenting for the charities.

8:30 PM

Provided by Pagely

Let’s celebrate over a meal.


Meet the causes we’re supporting:

Proyecto Caraya
Proyecto Caraya

A sanctuary for orphaned monkeys from the black market pet trade

SEEDS for Autism
SEEDS for Autism

Vocational training and social development for young adults with autism

Want to nominate a charity for a future event?
The Lisbon Project
The Lisbon Project

Migrants and refugee integration program in the city of Lisbon

Become a sponsor

The Mentors
Thanks to these local distinguished business people donating their time.

Carmen Bordallo Cardona

Carmen is Digital Product Manager for CaixaBank. She is experienced in the creation and development of digital products on the web and App for the banking market. From strategy definition and conceptualization to technical and economic assessment of concepts and their implementation.

Pablo Crespo Velasco

Pablo is the COO for MAKAI and has a background in operations and logistics having previously worked for such companies as GlossyBox, Nonabox, Fastísimo & Letgo.

Yara Paoli

Yara is Chief Growth Officer for Preply and has international experience of 15+ years covering the main aspects of building a successful growth organization: growth enablement, change management, team optimization and upskilling, scalability and sustainability, motivational framework implementation, impactful leadership, channel and product market fit assessment.

Where It’s Happening

Friday night kickoff event:

Corner Hotel Lobby

Carrer de Mallorca, 178, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Saturday work session:

MAUI Beach Coworking

Carrer del Perelló, 74, 08005 Barcelona

MAUI Beach Coworking

This Event is Free, But It’s Capped at 25!

Apply for your ticket below. All skill sets and language speakers welcome. We especially need developers, designers, copywriters, project managers, and UX/UI experts.

Get in Touch

Have a question? We’d love to hear from you. Hablamos español..


Thanks to our sponsors for making this event FREE to attend