We have received some fantastic submissions! Thank you to everyone who put tremendous effort into their entries. Evaluations for this first round will take place during the week of July 17. We will send out an update on the judges' decisions by close of business, Friday, July 21st.


We are very fortunate to welcome some experienced judges to evaluate the ideas we've received. These judges will reference the judging criteria that we've had posted as a resource. Because these judges are experts in their field, they'll also leverage their experience and professional judgement when making their evaluations. Best of luck to all our competitors!



Meet our judges:

Chelsea (McCullough) Collier
Editor at Large and Managing Partner
Smart Cities Connect


David Edmonson
Executive Director
Austin Tech Alliance


Belinda Perez
Austin Women in Technology Alliance


Daniel Lucio
Community Impact Manager
Google Fiber


Jesse Rodriguez
Business Process Consultant
Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs
City of Austin


Angela Hanson
City of Austin Office of Innovation


Scott Turnbull
National Technology Leader
U.S Ignite