App Build & Pitch Competition
Calling all Alabama HBCU students, staff, faculty and recent graduates! Showcase your creativity and tech prowess for a chance to win $15,000 worth of cash prizes.
About the Event
The App Build & Pitch Competition is an opportunity for HBCU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni teams to showcase their creativity and tech prowess for key stakeholders, investors and possible employers. Our competition invites HBCU students, alumni, faculty, and staff to shine a spotlight on their software application development skills, cultivate practical skills, and vie for resources that can transform their ideas into tangible realities.
The Alabama Collective is at the forefront of expanding and enriching emerging tech, innovation, and entrepreneurial initiatives in Alabama. We are dedicated to fostering diversity and growth within the state’s tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem, serving as a vital hub for minority tech talent and entrepreneurs while preserving the foundational infrastructure crucial for economic prosperity.
Following all pitch presentations, the judges will deliberate thoughtfully to select the winners. The judging criteria will encompass factors such as impact, creativity, complexity, work product and quality deliver of presentation.
FACULTY AND STAFF
Faculty members and staff currently employed by an Alabama HBCU are also welcome to participate.
Participants can submit working applications spanning a wide range of industries, including social entrepreneurship, healthcare, education, cybersecurity, retail, hospitality, etc. The focus is on fostering innovation within the HBCU community.
Please note that all participants must adhere to the specified application deadline. You must enter your team’s intent to compete by March 1, 2024, attend the information session on Monday, March 4th and submit their 3-minute video pitches by 7:00 PM on Friday, April 4, 2024. Click here to view the video pitch judging criteria. There is no entry or application fee, making the competition accessible to a broad spectrum of aspiring innovators within the Alabama HBCU community.
FINAL PITCH EVENT
EMPOWER HBCU INNOVATORS
BUILD NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
SHOWCASE DIVERSE TALENTS
PROMOTE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
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