Please make sure to complete our PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM form PRIOR to the Hackathon
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a social design sprint that brings together the community to work in teams creating innovative solutions. Basically, it’s a party, and a 48-hour race between teams competing to develop solutions to problem-sets for cash prizes. Participants will work in small teams that have a collection of experts, entrepreneurs, students, and community members to tackle identified challenges, some past challenges included:
We encourage all participants to use their creative thinking to develop innovative new concepts, ideas, or prototypes. Please make sure to complete our PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM form PRIOR to the Hackathon. This helps us understand, roughly, how many individuals we will have per team.
Friday, October 13th
2:00 PM- 4:30 PM| Kick Off, Welcome Remarks, Problem Set Presentation, and Tips and Tricks Presentation, snacks provided at the Marmo
4:30 PM| Happy Hour and Formation of teams. Let the hacking begin!
Saturday, October 14th
9:30 AM- 6:00 PM| Hacking, food, snacks, and mentorship provided on-site at the Marmo. Participants must check in by 10:00 AM and are free to work at the Marmo or in the surrounding community. Snacks will be available at the Marmo cafe for purchase. Participants must check out in the 5:00 - 6:00 PM window, showing their pitch deck in order to check out for the day.
Sunday, October 16th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM| Final Pitch Presentation at the Marmo. Participants must report by 9:30 AM.
*The hackathon is hosted by Incubate Galveston and the Ion.
WHAT is Incubate Galveston?
Incubate Galveston is a collaborative model backed by Galveston’s pillars of entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and business. The initiative’s mission is to accelerate the journey of an entrepreneur by providing awareness of and equitable access to opportunities to connect and collaborate across the Galveston-Houston region. More information here: https://www.visiongalveston.com/initiatives/incubate-galveston
WHAT is the Ion?
The Ion anchors Houston’s Ion 16-acre Ion District. Located in the heart of Midtown, Houston, the Ion District invites residents, start-ups, and corporate, academic, and civic leaders to unite, explore, and create opportunities together. More information here: https://iondistrict.com/
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Tickets for Hackathon 2023 can be booked here.
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