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APPortunity 2021 Hackathon

TAKING ON THE TOP-VOTED CHALLENGES FROM INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT

How It Works?

APPortunity 2021 is Driven By Demand! Problem Pitches received from industry insiders and government representatives, presented during the 2-week Pitches pre-event, become the Hackathon Challenges. Our selection committee, as well as VCs, startups, executives, and attendees will vote for the Most Widespread, Most Valuable, and Most Hackable problem pitches during the Pitches pre-event session. The Hackathon will feature the Challenges that make the cut.

During the presentations and voting, product experts and developers will form Hackathon teams and watch the Challenges move up and down the Leaderboard.

Schedule

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Selection

Selection Committee finalizes the selections and the teams

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Hackathon Kickoff

Hackathon Kickoff introduces the Challenges, the Challengers that pitched them, the Teams, the Mentors, and the Judges.

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Teams

Teams get access to the Hubilo interface for collaborating on solutions and asking for feedback. Work begins. VCs, demand-side experts, and mentors are available for consultation.

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Mentorship

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Mentors and judges

Mentors and judges are off the clock, but Hacking can continue.

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Mentorship re-commences

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Hacking ends

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Solution Demo videos due

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Judges review

Judges review videos and consult with teams for live demonstrations and Q&A

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Deliberation

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Awards ceremony

Winner - Most Widespread (Best solution to a Challenge affecting a large population) Winner - Most Valuable (Best solution to a Challenge with a large potential market) Winner - Most Hackable (Best solution to a Challenge with significant technical interest) These Winners will all be featured in the Shark Tank Plus! Other Awards: Most Impressive Team (APPortunity backpacks) Most Engaging Team (APPortunity windbreakers) Biggest Overachievers (APPortunity baseball caps)


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