Connecting students with professionals in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle to create mobile and web apps.

Brooklyn Tech Triangle and TENDIGI are teaming up with Brooklyn-based programmers to present the Tech Triangle's first ever Mentorship Hackathon. Experienced developers, programmers, and designers will coach teams of college and professional students to build a function app in just one weekend.

The event is open to students of all experience levels interested in business development, strategy, PR, and marketing. On Sunday, teams will demo their apps, compete for prizes, and network with industry professionals.

Any questions? Contact mtran@downtownbrooklyn.com!

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Eligibility

  • Participants: High school, undergraduate and graduate students
  • Competing teams: In order to submit your app and compete for prizes, your team must have a minimum of three people, with a non-technical or designer student on the team

Requirements

  • Deliverables:
    1. Software application
    2. Demonstration (video or interactive media - not a PowerPoint)
    3. One or more screenshots of your app 

  • Platforms:
    iOS, Android, and web app

How to enter

  1. Sign up as either a student (developer, designer, non-technical) or a mentor (developer, designer) on Eventbrite: http://mentorship-hackathon.eventbrite.com.
  2. Show up to the hackathon: NYU Magnet, 2 MetroTech Center, 8th Floor.
  3. Meet people, form teams.
  4. By 4pm on April 27, submit your app!

Judges

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Charlie O'Donnell
Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

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Seema Shah
HR&A Advisors/NYC BigApps

D.K. Smith

D.K. Smith
Brooklyn Innovation Center

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Eddie Washington
General Assembly

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Idea
    Creativity and originality of the idea
  • Implementation of Idea
    Execution of idea into a functioning app
  • Viability of Product
    Identification of clear market, potential impact, and strategies for revenue models and overcoming challenges