Tech for Better

Your ideas can make the world a better place.

A programme for social entrepreneurs and charity workers to learn Product Management by working with a Product Team to design, build and test a new digital service. Working with developers in London and Palestine, and supported by Intersticia and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


How do I apply?

  1. Discovery workshop (2 hours)

    Start by defining your challenge, describing your users, and identifying their needs. Finish up by preparing a user survey, which you will conduct over the following week.

  2. Definition workshop (2 hours)

    Recap the results of the user survey and redefine the problem, identify a specific user journey that addresses that problem, and begin the design process with some paper prototyping.

  3. Product owner workshop (2 hours)

    Explore your role as a product owner and familiarise yourself with project management tools and the application development process. End by creating a series of user stories which can form the basis of your app.

  4. Development (3-4 weeks)

    At this point, we are ready to schedule product development! A team of 2-4 developers will work with you to build a mobile web app that can be tested with users and form the basis of applications for further funding.

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What is Founders and Coders and what do you do?

Founders and Coders CIC is a UK-based nonprofit that develops and runs tuition-free training programmes in web development, guided by our core values of cooperation, inclusion and social impact. In 2017, we partnered with MercyCorps to establish a campus in Gaza, where youth unemployment is among the highest in the world. The Tech for Better programme provides a rare opportunity for our developers there to gain experience working on real projects with overseas clients.

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