March 17-18, 2018 • Village Center @ Williams Village (map)
Sponsored by Toptal • Open to CU Boulder students
Help us prototype the future of student apps
Are you a coder, designer, entrepreneur - or just curious about how design and technology can make life easier for students? Come work with our team of international developers and university professionals to share and develop your ideas for a range of student apps—and compete for $6,000 in awards and the chance to further develop a prototype. The top three teams will enter a six month incubation period with support from the university, from which one project will be chosen to receive funding.
Kelly Fox, Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, University of Colorado Boulder
Erick Mueller, Director, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado Boulder
Michael Kearns, VP of Enterprise Strategy, Toptal
Andrew Graunke, Director of Design, Toptal
Eryn Peters, Head of Community, Toptal
What to Expect
We'll be providing thought leadership from both the University of Colorado Boulder as well as the local business community, four specific workshops to help your team along the way, mentorship, food, energy drinks and exciting opportunities to share your ideas for ways to make life easier for CU Boulder students.
The event will culminate in a rapid fire pitch session on Sunday morning with a panel of expert judges selecting the three semi finalist teams. Each team will receive over $2,000 in prizes and be entered into CU’s (six or nine?) month incubation process from which one project will be awarded the grand prize and become reality.
Choosing your Technical Tool Kit, hosted by Dennis Chang, Client Partner, Toptal
Designing a Good App, hosted by Andrew Graunke, Director of Design, Toptal
How to Pitch, hosted by Erick Mueller, Director, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship
Real Life Innovation, hosted by Mark Landis
What to Bring
Just bring yourself and your laptop! We'll be providing food, beverage, wireless, guidance and FUN throughout the event.