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GigaTECHs App Competition

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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Guidelines
Timeline
May 20, 2019, 7:22 a.m. PDT
You are here
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Sept. 19, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Won
Winners are announced.
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Sept. 14, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Finalists Receive News
Finalists will receive news about their placement via a Herox message.
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Sept. 13, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Judges Deliberation
Judges Deliberate between the two teams tied for second and make decisions.
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Sept. 12, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Judges Discussion with team
GigaTECHs App judges discussion with team to determine second place winner.
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Sept. 11, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Judges Discussion with team
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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Sept. 4, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Judge Deliberation Starts
Judging Deliberation begins
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Aug. 30, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Finalist Pitches and Demonstrations
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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July 20, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Judging Complete
Judging closes. Finalists will be announced on Friday, July 21st.
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July 17, 2017, 5 a.m. PDT
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July 16, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Judging
Judges will begin evaluating submissions on Monday, July 17th. Finalists will be announced on Friday, July 21st.
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July 15, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Submission Deadline
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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June 26, 2017, 2:13 p.m. PDT
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June 7, 2017, 1 p.m. PDT
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June 6, 2017, 12:33 p.m. PDT
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May 31, 2017, 8 a.m. PDT
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June 1, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
Enter
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.
May 30, 2017, 9:09 a.m. PDT
Date Launched
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May 19, 2017, 12:05 p.m. PDT
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May 17, 2017, 11:06 a.m. PDT
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