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GigaTECHs App Competition

Seeking next-gen applications that focus on opportunities in local transportation, education, clean energy, health and public safety. Read Overview...
$38,000
Overview

Austin area civic-minded app developers and entrepreneurs are invited to compete in the City of Austin’s GigaTECHs Competition. The competition is part of a broader nationwide initiative, led by D.C-based U.S Ignite, to encourage next-generation Gigabit Internet applications that provide transformative public benefit. Competitors will have the opportunity to win $38,000 in prize money to seed and support the development of applications that focus on opportunities in local transportation, education, clean energy, health and safety (TECHs). The prize money is made possible by U.S Ignite and the City of Austin’s Communications and Technology Management Department.

The City of Austin is excited to announce the winning teams from its GigaTECHs App Competition: Just in Time VR and Kiwi Compute.
 

 

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Feb. 23, 2018, 7:59 a.m. PST
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Winners are announced.
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Finalists will receive news about their placement via a Herox message.
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Judges Deliberate between the two teams tied for second and make decisions.
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GigaTECHs App judges discussion with team to determine second place winner.
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GigaTECHs App judges discussion with team to determine second place winner.
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Sept. 5, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
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Finalists will be compete for the prize money in an in-person pitch competition at Capital Factory where they'll be asked to demonstrate their app prototype.
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Aug. 18, 2017, 1:29 p.m. PDT
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Aug. 11, 2017, 5:48 a.m. PDT
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Judging closes. Finalists will be announced on Friday, July 21st.
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Judges will begin evaluating submissions on Monday, July 17th. Finalists will be announced on Friday, July 21st.
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Initial submission deadline. Concepts, mock-ups, wire-frames, etc. are okay at this stage. Selected finalists will be asked to create demonstrable prototypes before the final presentations
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July 12, 2017, 9:27 a.m. PDT
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Join us for the GigaTECHs Competition's kickoff event at the ATX Hack for Change hosted at St. Edward's University during the first weekend of June. Please register to attend and see the complete weekend agenda at: http://atxhackforchange.org/ Submissions will open at the beginning of the hackathon.
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