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Startups at Black Colleges: Hackathon Tour - DC

Black Founders

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM - Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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I can code Ended Free  
I'm more like the creative designer type Ended Free  
I have so many ideas 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.

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
6:00p API Workshop (given by a sponsoring company)
6:30p API Workshop (given by a sponsoring company)
7:00p API Workshop (given by a sponsoring company)
7:30p Hacking continues throughout the night 

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

Where: Howard University, College of Engineering, LK Downing Hall Room 2019

Cool companies working with us:


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

About Us:

This event is jointly cohosted by Black Founders and IamDTech.

Black Founders exists to equip and connect black entrepreneurs and technology startup professionals in Silicon Valley and around the world. We do this through our events, programs, and services. Our vision for the Black Founders is to develop programs that equip entrepreneurs, inspire innovation, and allow us to share resources and knowledge.

IamDTech ("I am Diversity In Tech"), formerly DiversiTech, was created in response to an outcry for greater depth of inclusion for those of diverse populations within the larger tech entrepreneurship community. Our mission is to diversify the tech entrepreneurship and startup landscape through a multi-pronged approach that includes amplifying the story of diversity in tech, feeding the tech entrepreneurship pipeline and growing the diversity in tech community. 

Have questions about Startups at Black Colleges: Hackathon Tour - DC? Contact Black Founders
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When & Where

Howard University
2300 6th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20059

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM - Saturday, February 16, 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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