Bringing together the brightest university students in Texas to create innovative solutions to help solve for financial empowerment.

The Coding for Good Hackathon is a two-day event bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from Universities. For what? To build mobile apps that make people feel empowered when it comes to their finances – whether it’s a youth first getting to know about money or an adult coming to terms with money management. We have a total of $10,000 prize purse: a $5K grand prize for the winning team (plus Mini iPads for each team member) and two $2.5K runner up prizes for each team (plus Mini JamBoxes for each team member). The finalists will be chosen Sunday November 9 in the afternoon and demo their app in front of a judging panel of technology and financial services experts at our Garage opening on Monday the 10th of November. Plus, ALL attendees will receive a $15.00 Amazon gift card as well some exciting and useful SWAG for attending the Hackathon.

Please use the hashtags #C1CodingForGoodPlano and #DigitalMakers to tweet about the event!

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Eligibility

Participants must be: (1) at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of registration; and (2) U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the fifty (50) United States and its territories, or (3) a member of a team comprised of a maximum of five (5) individuals, each of whom is at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of registration, with a designated team leader that is a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the fifty (50) United States and its territories.

The Sponsor may in its sole discretion determine whether an individual is eligible to participate in the Contest. The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Contest:

  • Any employee of the Sponsor, including its parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and any member of an employee’s immediate family or household;
  • Any individual involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Contest and each member of any such individual’s immediate family or household;
  • Any Contest judge or any member of their immediate family or household.

Requirements

A mobile app or web platform

Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    Does the App directly address and have the ability to improve financial literacy
  • Innovativeness
    How new is this idea? Could this be a radical innovation or a meaningful new take on an existing product or service?
  • Simplicity
    Is it an easy app/platform to navigate and comprehend for a user?
  • Functionality
    How well does App perform the function defined by Participant?