The total cash and prizes to be awarded at next month’s Hack Midwest is up to $15,000 including a $5,000 grand prize offered by LaunchKC.
Participants will bring their ideas to life at the fast-paced 24 hour ‘hackathon’, happening July 21st-22nd, and hosted by iWerx, an Entrepreneurial and Enterprise Development Center located in North Kansas City.
“LaunchKC is excited to partner with Hack Midwest, Kansas City’s largest app building competition,” said Drew Solomon, Senior Vice President, Business and Job Development at KC EDC. “As a pillar event for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the region, we wanted to help take things to a whole new level this year and award the grand prize for the best app.”
Hack midwest is Kansas City’s largest app building competition and brings together over 300 of the region’s most talented software developers from the region’s top companies.
Developers will build web and mobile apps that solve business problems across industries including fintech, healthcare, sports, media, manufacturing, transportation and more.
A panel of executive judges will review the apps, judging on multiple criteria including creativity, completeness and usefulness.
A $5000 Grand Prize is up for grabs, along with an additional $10,000 in cash and prizes including tech gadgets like drones, virtual reality headsets, Amazon Alexa and more.
“Adding to Kansas City’s momentum as a leading tech hub, Hack Midwest gives passionate software engineers the opportunity to showcase their skills and inspire new ideas that could change the future.” said KCITP founder Mike Gelphman.
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