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Miami Hackathon: Reforming Education

Lincoln Initiative

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

Miami Hackathon: Reforming Education

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Are you an entrepreneur or engineer with creative ideas for increasing the number of students who are college or career ready? If the answer is yes, join us!

Recent international assessments ranked 15-year-olds in the U.S. 25th out of 30 countries in math performance and 21st in science performance. From 1985 to 2012, the cost of college tuition increased approximately 500%, nearly two and half times faster than inflation.

This hackathon will provide a diverse group of innovators the opportunity build creative products within 24 hours to address critical challenges facing America's edcuation system. Teams will have access to awesome mentors and a panel of expert judges will award $5000 in cash prizes.



Madeline Pumariega, President and CEO Take Stock in Children

Miguel Alonso Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor & Chairperson, Engineering & Technology

Director, Computing Research Lab

Miami Dade College

Xavier Gonzalez, Executive Director at Technology Foundation of the Americas

Peter Kellner, Richmond Global LLC, Founder & Managing Partner; Endeavor Global, Co-Founder

TJ Ferrara

TJ Ferrara, Founder of BlueLeaf and VP of Ecommerce

Ronald Herbas, Founder and CEO of GEStrak.com


$3000 Grand Prize, $1500 (2nd), $500 (3rd)




October 11


6:00pm             On-site Registration Starts        


7:00pm             Dinner & Networking        


7:20pm             Welcome & Speakers        


7:30pm             Pitch Ideas [Pre-determined during registration]       


8:15pm             All Attendees Join a Team and Hacking Begins   




Teams should take an inventory of skills. Be honest and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the 24hr challenge. Teams may stay and work as late as they wish.



October 12


9:00am             Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee        

10:00am           Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)        

12:00pm            Lunch        

12:30pm           Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS        


3:00pm             Gut check. Start prepping for presentations        


5:00pm             Dinner        


6:00pm             FINAL PRESENTATIONS        


7:30pm             Judging & awards        


8:30pm             Wrapup        

9:00pm             Go home! 

Have questions about Miami Hackathon: Reforming Education? Contact Lincoln Initiative

When & Where

Venture Hive
1010 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

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Lincoln Initiative

Lincoln Initiative is made up of entrepreneurs and technologists who believe that technology and innovation are key ingredients to a more free society. Both online and offline, we actively bring together the most thoughtful minds from the worlds of tech, policy and politics to discuss how best to solve our biggest problems. We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit. We believe in optimistic and solutions-oriented thinking. Join us in building the largest community of individuals who desire to advance liberty in the public square with the use of technology.

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