Brooklyn Tech Triangle Mentorship Hackathon

Brooklyn Tech Triangle and TENDIGI are teaming up to present the second annual Tech Triangle U Mentorship Hacakthon.

We are calling all coders, hackers, students, designers, entrepreneurs, social media gurus, visual collectives—basically if you have a vision, and you hold down Brooklyn, we want you.

Today tech is no longer just software development, IT, or the “Interwebs" as it was 10 years ago. Today, tech is us. Tech is our world. Tech is our communication. Tech is our news source. Tech is our social media. Tech is our activism. Tech is our generation—we are the digital natives. Now we are coming together—to push our borough and its industries—forward. 

Join us for this incredible event on the weekend of March 6-8. Student teams will work with successful entrepreneurs, mobile and web developers, and designers from the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. You will develop businesses ideas, hardware, or software to solve real problems and transform traditional industries. Make your connections, start building your professional network, and learn how to work with your future tech + non-tech colleagues now. 

We are Brooklyn. We are tech. So get ready, because we’ll hack to that! 

(And there'll be lots of free food and other stuff)

Tech Triangle U Hackathon Schedule 
March 6, 6:00pm - 10:00pm - Kick-off
NYU MAGNET, 2 MetroTech Center, 8th Floor
Opening reception + weekend agenda + app idea pitches + team formation + API demos + free stuff

March 7, 10:30am-10:00pm - Hack away
Presentations from Google, TinyBop, Empire State College, and more 

March 8, 10:30am-5:00pm - Finish up + Claim your prize
Demo session + award ceremony + networking

Any questions?  
Contact sdolan@downtownbrooklyn.com 

Partners + Sponsors 
Brooklyn Bridge Ventures | General Assembly | NYC Media Lab | NYU MAGNET | NU Hotel | Ontodia | Panera Bread | Pio Bagel | Regus | Rocco's Tacos | Shake Shack | Small Planet | Starbucks | TENDIGI | Yelp

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Eligibility

The event is open to all university students in teh Brooklyn Tech Triangle (grad, undergrad, and law) and recent grads of all experience levels interested in getting involved in the entrepreneurial, design, and tech world in Brooklyn.  

Not just for tech students! We want students interested in business development, strategy, PR, and marketing, as well as those interested in programming and designing for iOS, Android, HTML, Javascript ,PHP, and Python.

Requirements

Deliverables:
1. Software application

2. Hardware Device

3. Demonstration (video or interactive media - not a PowerPoint)

4. One or more screenshots of your product

How to enter

  1. Register for the event at Brooklyn Tech Triangle U.
  2. Sign up as either a student (developer, designer, non-technical) or a mentor (developer, designer, non-technical) on this site. 
  3. Go to the hackathon on March 6 @ NYU Magnet, 2 MetroTech Center, 8th Floor; 6pm
  4. Brainstorm ideas + form teams. Hack away!
  5. By 3pm on March 8, submit your product + make your presentation!

Judges

Justin Hendrix

Justin Hendrix
Executive Director/NYC Media Lab

Shaun Johnson

Shaun Johnson
Co-Founder/ Startup Institute

Charlie O'Donnell

Charlie O'Donnell
Founder/Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

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Seema Shah
Director of Partnerships, NYC BigApps

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Creativity and originality of the idea
  • Viability of Product
    Identification of clear market, potential impact, and strategies for revenue + overcoming challenges
  • Implementation of Idea
    Execution of idea into a professional presentation, functioning app, software or hardware product.