Make something people want
A hackathon is where you turn your crazy ideas into real stuff. A startup is a where you apply your ideas to solve a problem with a particular end-user in mind. Startup UCSD is therefore the time to hack away at a particular problem, coming up with a solution in the form of a product or service that people would actually want. It is the time to dust off old ideas, to add the finishing touches to current projects, or your opportunity to create something completely new. We don't have a theme. We are open to any good ideas.
5pm Doors Open
6pm Opening Remarks and Dinner
7pm Time to Work!
9pm Deadline to submit your team proposal
10pm Deadline to register for pitch practice
1:30pm Deadline to sumbit projects
2pm On-Floor Demos
4pm Keynote Speaker - Jay Gilberg
5pm Finalist Presentation on stage
6pm Winners are announced and Closing Remarks
$18,000 in prizes
Top Prize (3)
Dedicated workspace at the Qualcomm Institute with access to the prototyping lab, meeting rooms, and mentorship (provided by the von Liebig Center)
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Startup UCSD is open to all majors! As long as you're prepared to learn, brainstorm, and work on cool things, we welcome you to join.
You must be a UCSD student of some sort
You must not be graduating until at least June 2017
You can build whatever your heart desires, whether its a web app, mobile app, hardware, or an open source tool. A working prototype is not necassary to win yet highly encouraged.
How to enter
Registration has been re-opened!!!!
NSF I-Corps Program Coordinator at UCSD
Managing Director, Research Translation Group , Applied Innovation
Associate Research Scientist at the Qualcomm Institute
VP SoCal EED
Director, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Global Sourcing
Projects will be judged on creativity, usefulness, and the quality of the team.