EmergenTech: Hack ASU is a hybrid hackathon/pitch competition where participants will compete in multidisciplinary teams to apply emerging technologies to revolutionize public and private industries. Over 36-hours, participants will form teams, select an emerging technology for an industry focus and develop their prototypes and business concepts. The event will culminate in a pitch competition with a live audience and an elite judging-panel. Presentations will be judged on technical merits, design and concept feasibility. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.
Competitors will be provided four options in both the emergent technology and industry application categories. Upon entry, competitors will select one option from each category. The emergent technology options are (i) machine learning, (ii) blockchain, (iii) internet of things and (iv) augmented/virtual reality. Industry applications are limited to (i) education, (ii) government, (iii) healthcare and (iv) real estate. As an example, a team may select virtual reality with a focus on the healthcare industry, and would use the competition to develop and present their system for supporting remote virtual surgeries.
$4,650 in prizes
Best Overall First Place - Tuft and Needle Mattresses + $1K
Best Overall Second Place - $750
Best Overall Third Place - 500
Best Hardware Demo: (5)
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Director of Strategic Projects at ASU
Senior Product Development Manager at Workiva
Director of Business Intelligence at The Wolff Company
Principal at Tallwave Capital
Chief Technology Officer of Notebowl
Front End Developer at Tuft & Needle
Best Hardware Demo