CoolTech Challenge, OHTec

Project Submission Deadline:March 30th, 2017

Student teams are asked to develop or write up a concept for a website, software or mobile app. They are encouraged to be as creative and innovative as possible and to think about how their idea can have an impact. These are then evaluated by industry specialists who choose the winning team projects.

Grand Prize scholarships are presented in front of regional IT industry leaders at the OHTec Best of Tech Awards during Tech Week, April 2017.

All applicants are invited to present their projects in the Student IT Showcase at the Passport to IT Careers. The winning teams will also be recognized at the Passport to IT Careers, April 2017 at the Global Center for Health Innovation, April 28, 2017.

What to do:

  1. REGISTER
  2. Teams of three or less
  3. Each team has a Faculty Advisor
  4. Develop any concept for a website, software or mobile app
  5. Judges look for creativity, originality and presentation
  6. No need to be able to code – or even be able to build a website. PowerPoint or videos work too.
  7. Submit your project by the March 30th, 2017

Winners get:

Grand prize: $2,000 split among team members; $2,000 renewable scholarship for each team member to the University of Akron; three $100 Best Buy gift cards

Second prize: $1,500 split among team members; three $50 Best Buy gift cards

Third prize: $1,000 spit among team members; three $25 Best Buy gift cards

All applicants get:

  • FREE entry to the Passport to IT Careers April 28, 2017 at the Global Center for Health Innovation with a display table to show off you concept at the Student IT Showcase. (see rules and regulations for details)
  • Branded T-Shirt

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