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MakeIT4Change® App Competition

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Lincolnwood Town Center

3333 Touhy Avenue

Chicago, IL 60712

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Do you see a problem in your community that could be addressed with technology?

Are you curious about how to create mobile and web-based apps?

Are you a developer with awesome skills, who is excited to volunteer to help teams build mobile and web-based apps for their commuity?

If so, we want to see you in action!

Join us at: Lincolnwood Town Center, 3333 Touy Avenue, Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712

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MakeIT4Change® App Competition

The MakeIT4Change® App Competition is the place for you to innovate. The MakeIT4Change® App Competition is an exciting event that provides a creative space to ignite fresh ideas about addressing the issues in your community with the use of technology. This competition is open to youth, ages 13 and up, and adults of all ages.

The MakeIT4Change® App Competition offers you an opportunity to work in teams with other community members to come up with creative technology solutions to address issues in your community. No previous experience in tech is needed to participate. Tech mentors will be available to help teams create their apps.

MakeIT4Change® supplies: Quick presentations on issues in your community and how to create mobile and web-based apps to address them; tech mentors to help your team build a mobile or web-based app; snacks to keep you going; and prizes for teams with the most innovative apps.

You bring: Your laptop computer (with charger) and ideas. Come with a collaborative, team-focused mindset. Don’t have a laptop computer? Not a problem--bring your awesome skills and ideas to share with the team. You can bring your individual ideas or team up in advance on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #makeit4change.


Whether you have app development skills or are interested in solving problems in your community, the MakeIT4Change® App Competition is the place for you. Every team needs a good balance of talent --so all skills are needed and welcomed.


Event Schedule:

10:00AM - Kick-off and presentations on social entrepreneurship, issues in your community and how to create mobile and web-based apps to address them

12:00 Noon - Present your idea for an app (two-minute presentation maximum) and form teams (maximum five members per team)

12:30PM - Lunch

1:00PM - The fun begins! Teams work to create their apps. Tech mentors are available throughout the day to help teams create their apps.

4:50PM - Pencils down! Deadline to sign-up to pitch your team’s app to the judges

5:00PM - Pitch competition starts promptly. Each team is limited to a three-minute presentation

6:20PM - Announcement of winners


Judging Criteria: Apps will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • 25% - RELEVANCE - Clear identification of the community issue/problem;
  • 25% - INNOVATIVENESS of the app's solution;
  • 25% - EFFECTIVENESS of the app's usage and design; and
  • 25% - Overall PRESENTATION of the pitch.


MakeIT4Change Rules and Code of Conduct: http://bit.ly/2otgkK9


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