San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join OSU's Technology Commercialization Office for a hackathon like none other- a Hacktastic for Agriculture & Food Science!
Agriculture is Ohio's number one industry. Ohio's diverse agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries contribute more than $94 billion to the state's economy every year. We're a leader in agriculture, food processing and bio-product innovations, join us for a hackathon celebrating this innovation.
Our mission is to DISRUPT this space, in 1 day we'll rethink the sector with a focus on innovation that is enabled by an Apple iPhone or iPad and or Google Android mobile devices. We'll have industry and local startup related mentors on hand to engage with. Bring your laptops, your brains and big ideas- lets hack!
How it works:
First, register! Are you hacking or just want to judge? No guts no glory folks!
Second, submit your ideas online BEFORE the event.
Third, when we meet for the event we'll vote collectively on all ideas submitted and the ideas with the most votes get made! We then break into groups to hack them into reality!
Building it is always welcome and it moves you closer to reality by doing so- but we're hyper critical on the why behind building it. Explain the story of why this idea should be, how it justifies investment, the plan to execute it- basically, prove it. Rather than tunneling into too much code, tell people HOW you make money and why you'll make it and your plan to execute. Others can go one step future and flesh out the design of the app, potentially do some early same day validation talking to folks. There are many prototyping tools we'll have on hand to help folks as well. But don't be fooled- you need your brain, your laptop, and your big idea to rock this event out.
FREE WIFI will be on hand, so no worries there.
- concept must be “agriculture and or food science” related
- concept must be “iphone, ipad, or android” app
Judge + Mingle.
Not everyone has to hack. Many folks simply want to see the results of the day. In our hackathon, everyone attending 5-8pm portion of the Judge & Mingle gets to vote on the ideas teams form up. Teams will be setup in a science fair style, allowing each team to talk about their concept and fight for potential votes.
- present your concept, use whatever visual aids you can make, show off an app, a real one, a fake one, doesn't matter
- explainable concept in 3 minutes or less
- Revenue Model?
- Go to Market Strategy?
- the story of why your idea rocks
- TBD! (we're working on some good ones)