Let’s solve problems together.
We are looking for cross-functional teams with experience in software development, design, biz-dev, and finance.
We are adding three elements to this “advanced hack” to make Boston better:
- Designated challenges: Mobile for Causes, Jobs, Startups, and Arts.
- More time: Two weeks over three weekends. Only the final Demo Awards Day is required.
- Guidance from advisors in tech, education, and business.
The Boston Innovation Challenge is being managed by The Boston Globe/Boston.com in partnership with a growing list of organizations in the region: Harvard Business Publishing, Harvard I-lab, the Nieman Journalism Lab, the City of Boston, Boston World Partnerships, Hack Hackers and many more, see more below.
Participation is free. Sign up here.
The five W’s:
- Who: You — a coder, a designer, a business developer, or anyone who wants to work together to help solve problems and make connections.
- What: Two-week “sprints” designed to make Boston better with mobile. The four topic areas are Causes, Jobs, Startups, and Arts. Future challenges will be up to you. Suggested topics includes autism, obesity, cyber-bullying, and civic volunteering.
- Where: The first BIC is at the Harvard I-Lab in Allston.
- When: May 5-20, 2012, with three weekend sessions. Saturday, May 5, will be presentations to define the challenges and how to win. While we expect you to be at the Saturday, May 5, presentations, you are only required to be at the final Demo Awards Day on Sunday, May 20.
- Why: We believe multi-disciplinary teams with room to experiment can develop innovative solutions to civic problems.