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Hackathon | Draper University

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Draper University

44 East 3rd Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94401

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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 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 is happy to announce its summer hackathon.


By getting involved you will be joining hackers, product developers, marketers, business leaders and Draper University entrepreneurs.


The HEROthon is held simultaneously with Draper University's Summer Hero Training program.



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. 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


Prizes

*More to come. Subject to change.

1st:

  • 1 day free pass at Hero City

  • 1 hour free pass at Hero Hangout

  • Meeting with Draper Ecosystem representative

  • $6,000 scholarship to Draper University

  • Google credits


2nd:

  • 1 day free pass at Hero City

  • 1 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

  • $1,000 scholarship to Draper University


Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change

Friday, July 5th

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

6PM | Opening Ceremony

7PM | Networking and Team Formation

9PM | HEROthon Hacking Begins!


Saturday, July 6th

(Hacking all Day!)

3PM | Draper University Pitch Presentation


Sunday, July 7st

12:30PM | Submission Deadline

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

2:30PM | Doors Open to Spectator Ticket

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

3:15PM | Round 2 Judging (5 min pitches)

4:30PM | Winners Announced

4:45PM - 7PM | BBQ and Pool Party


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


Looking forward to hacking!

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