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Hackathon | Draper University HEROthon

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Draper University

44 East 3rd Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94401

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Draper University is happy to announce its fall hackathon, from November 1st - 3rd.


By getting involved you will be joining hackers, product developers, marketers, business leaders and Draper University entrepreneurs. The hackathon is Halloween themed. Join us as we have tons of fun, change the world, and live legendary.


Draper University’s hackathon is held simultaneously with Draper University's Fall Hero Training program.


Prizes


*More to come. Subject to change.

1st:

  • 1 day free pass at Hero City

  • 3 hour free pass at Hero Hangout

  • Meeting with Draper Ecosystem representative

  • $5,000 scholarship to Draper University

  • Google credits

2nd:

  • 1 day free pass at Hero City

  • 2 hour free pass at Hero Hangout

  • $3,000 scholarship to Draper University

3rd:

  • 1 day free pass at Hero City

  • 1 hour free pass at Hero Hangout

  • $2,000 scholarship to Draper University


Challenge


Challenge yourself to solve a big problem, innovate without limits, and set out to bring positive change in the world. Use your entrepreneurial spirit to incorporate next generation technology such as AI, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, big data or incorporate hardware to solve a big problem in the world.


Details


Join a Draper University entrepreneur in hacking and pitching within 40 hours.


This hackathon is Halloween themed, so the challenge will incorporate some aspect of Halloween.


Teams will have a chance to pitch to Draper U Ventures and Draper Associates. Winning teams get prizes and will be published on Draper University social channels. Must be over 18 to participate.

  • Workshops and other opportunities to learn

  • Mentors available to help you with your project

  • Prizes given to winning teams

  • Food available throughout the day

  • Very fun activities and networking opportunities


Judges


Andy Tang: Managing Director Draper Dragon Fund; CEO Hero City @ Draper University


Andy Tang


Katie Russel: Business Development and Marketing at Draper University. Early-stage Investor at Draper U Ventures.


Katie



Juan Acosta: Director at Draper University. Early-stage Investor at Draper U Ventures.


Juan


*More to come


Schedule


*Schedule is subject to change

Friday, November 1st

4PM - 6PM | Check-in at Draper University - Networking and Games, Festive Activities

6PM | Opening Ceremony

7PM | Networking and Team Formation

9PM | Hacking Begins!


Saturday, November 2nd

(Hacking all Day!)

5PM | Draper University Pitch Presentation

9PM | Fun Surprise!


Sunday, November 3rd

12:30PM | Submission Deadline

1PM - 3PM | Round 1 Pitching (4 min pitches)

2:30PM | Doors Open to Spectator Ticket

3:00PM | Closing Ceremony - Announce Top 10 Teams

3:15PM | Round 2 Judging (4 min pitches)

4:30PM | Winners Announced

4:45PM - 8PM | Halloween After Party and Fun Surprise!


FAQ


What is the challenge?

Challenge yourself to solve a big problem, innovate without limits, and set out to bring positive change in the world. Use your entrepreneurial spirit to incorporate next generation technology such as AI, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, big data or incorporate hardware to solve a big problem in the world.


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and innovators with common interests from all over the nation come together and collaborate on a project over a 40-hour period.


What can I build?

If you can think it, you can build it. We encourage participants to build technological projects focused around our theme, whether they be software or hardware.


What should I bring?

Bring your ID, computer, and sleeping bag (optional).


How much does it cost?

Admission cost $30 which includes everything throughout the event.

*You will be charged $50 at the door if you do not have a ticket


How will I get there?

It’s best if you use a ride sharing service as parking is difficult in downtown San Mateo, but there are parking garages and metered parking available.


Is this an overnight hackathon?

Yes. This is an overnight hackathon and there will be a room for people to sleep.


Are travel expenses covered?

As of now travel expenses are not covered. You can sleep overnight at the hackathon that should offset costs.


What ticket should I get?

We want anyone interested to come. Choose what type of person you are based on the tickets listed. If you aren't any one of them, please choose the most relevant one. This just gives us an idea on who we can expect to come.


This is my first hackathon, can I participate?

Absolutely! Although it's nice if you have some prior experience we do not require any experience to attend the hackathon. We want everyone and anyone interested to attend. Bring your friends as well!


Do I need a team to attend?

No, you do not need a team and don't need to know anyone! We will have plenty of time to meet people and form teams before the hackathon officially begins.


*Draper University has the right to reject any participant from this hackathon and all events



Still have questions?

If you have any further questions please email alex@draperuniversity.com


Looking forward to hacking!


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