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Startups at Black Colleges: Hackathon Tour - ATL

Black Founders

Friday, February 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM - Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Type End Quantity
I can code Ended Free  
I'm more like the creative designer type Ended Free  
I have so many ideas Ended Free  
I just want to come Ended Free  

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Have an idea for an app? Want to build a mobile or web app in 24 hours???


Join us for this special hackathon designed especially for college students. Learn what it takes to build an app and build a prototype in 24 hours in this fast paced hack competition. Prizes and food will be provided throughout the event. Meet startups from Silicon Valley, NYC, DC and ATL, and build an application side by side with them. (Psst - looking for an internship or job after college? This will be a cool opportunity to meet your future company)

Who should attend this event? Any college student interested in learning about startups or working at a startup or tech company.

Note: You must be a current college student to participate in this event.

Do I have to know how to code? It does help. However, there are many other people involved in hackathons, such as designers, creative idea people, or marketing biz people. If you don't know how to code, but are interested in learning, check out online tutorials like Codecademy. Plus, there will be plenty of mentors at the event, if you need help coding.

Are there rewards? In addition to the awesome reward of learning how to rapidly turn an idea into a product, our sponsors are kicking in awesome prizes for the best apps and ideas built during the hackathon. Prizes include $250 in cash, Microsoft Surface Tablet, XBOX, and more!

So, you want to win a prize? Here's a secret, build a team before coming to the event. The best apps are usually built by the best teams.

The Schedule:

 Day 1:
3:30p Registration
4:00p What is a startup? Developing your idea into a company
4:30p The career path of an tech entrepreneur
5:00p Hackathon project proposals
5:30p Team Formation and Hackathon begins

Day 2:
8:30a: Doors open
2:00p: Hackathon ends ~ Presentation of Projects
4:00p: Winners announced 

Please enter the building off of West Peachtree or 6th St.

Cool companies working with us:


Food Sponsors:

More questions? Email us or check out these helpful links.

Codecademy: APIs Tutorial

How to win a hackathon

More How to win a hackathon

Preparing for a hackathon

Why not to worry about someone's going to steal my idea

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When & Where

817 West Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308

Friday, February 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM - Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Black Founders

The Black Founders mission is to deepen the pipeline of minority tech talent and increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in technology. Our goal is to create an ecosystem that stimulates entrepreneurship and fosters economic growth. We do this through events that create tech community connections, programs at historically black colleges and universities that introduce students to technology careers, and programs that help entrepreneurs move from idea to execution and find support at every stage.

Black Founders is a 501c3 organization. For more information, please visit www.blackfounders.com

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