Welcome to Jumpstart EdTech! Jumpstart EdTech is a 3-day virtual startup competition where students will create a tech startup idea, validating assumptions in both business and technology. In the current climate of online education, students innovate to solve flaws they have experienced. Jumpstart surrounds students with mentors, resources, and passionate local leaders — all here for students' success and real learning by doing. During this weekend, students will not only learn about the processes of a startup, but also explore what career direction best fits them through experiencing a certain part of a startup.

Eligibility

Any student from middle school to college undergrad can participate!

Team Size: Maximum of 6 members

Requirements

On Devpost, submit the video pitch of the startup you develop over the course of the competition, make sure to address concepts listed in the criteria and share the WHY behind your startup idea. At the end of the day, judges are humans and will have an emotional connection with your idea. Take advantage of that!

Additionally, please link either demo with functionality or feature documentation in your submission.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$2,740 in prizes

Best Overall - 1st

Team that scores the highest in overall by judges wins $350 along with officer hours with an industry professional

Best Overall - 2nd

Team that scores the second highest overall by judges wins $200 along with office hours with an industry professional

Best Overall - 3rd

Team that scores the third highest overall by judges wins $100 along with office hours with an industry professional

Best Tech - 1st

Team that scores the highest in the tech category by judges wins $350 along with office hours with an industry professional

Best Tech - 2nd

Team that scores the second highest in the tech category by judges wins $200 along with office hours with an industry professional

Best Tech - 3rd

Team that scores the third highest in the tech category by judges wins $100 along with office hours with an industry professional

Best Business - 1st

Team that scores the highest in the business category by judges wins $350 along with office hours with an industry professional

Best Business - 2nd

Team that scores the second highest in the business category by judges wins $200 along with office hours with an industry professional

Best Business - 3rd

Team that scores the third highest in the business category by judges wins $100 along with office hours with an industry professional

Best High School - 1st

High School team that scores the highest overall by judges wins $350 along with office hours with an industry professional

Best High School - 2nd

High School team that scores the second highest overall by judges wins $200 along with office hours with an industry professional

Best High School - 3rd

High School team that scores the third highest overall by judges wins $100 along with office hours with an industry professional

echoAR Prize

echoAR is a cloud platform for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy 3D apps.

The best overall team that uses echoAR wins:

- $50 Amazon gift card
- 1-month free Business Tier access
- A feature in echoAR's newsletter (sent to investors and - AR/VR ecosystem)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Simone Grapini-Goodman

Simone Grapini-Goodman

Uriah Eichele

Uriah Eichele
Cisco

Rajat Doshi

Rajat Doshi

Maya Silver

Maya Silver

Kartik Khanna

Kartik Khanna

Shirin Kuppusamy

Shirin Kuppusamy

Charan Ramachandran

Charan Ramachandran

Jake Ruddy

Jake Ruddy

Theresa Hendrickson

Theresa Hendrickson

Dan McCreary

Dan McCreary

Deepak Chadha

Deepak Chadha
Best Buy

Charu Chadha

Charu Chadha
UnitedHealth Group

Oita Coleman

Oita Coleman

Attah Amego

Attah Amego

Ellie Young

Ellie Young

Rupkatha	Banerjee

Rupkatha Banerjee

Eric Meadows

Eric Meadows

Tina	Wallman

Tina Wallman

Allison Boerum

Allison Boerum

Djelika Bah

Djelika Bah

Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna

Natalie Murray

Natalie Murray

Jyoti Panuganti

Jyoti Panuganti

Patrick Sliwinski

Patrick Sliwinski

Frank Bl

Frank Bl

Amit	Kumar

Amit Kumar

Judging Criteria

  • Functionality (TECH)
    Developed functionality? Assess the functionality of the features in their solution If not? How well was each feature documented? *If this documentation was given to a developer, how well would the developed feature meet the requirements?
  • Clarity of Solution (TECH)
    How does the solution solve the problem? Is it built in the customer in mind? Does it make sense?–shown through visual/demo
  • Originality and Creativity (TECH)
    Is this project unique and innovative? Is it a solution or creation we have never seen before? A better way of doing something?
  • Problem Relevance (BUSINESS)
    Is this problem clearly described, reasonable and affects a certain target market? Can opportunity arise from this problem?
  • Target Market (BUSINESS)
    Is the target market clearly identified? Does it make sense?
  • Revenue Model (BUSINESS)
    Does the revenue model seem viable?
  • Presentation
    Does this presentation excite you? Did the presentation overall present the information in a clear, professional manner?

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