94labs Upcoming Social Cause Hackathon

Milwaukee/Madison based technology incubator 94labs will sponsor a Hackathon to benefit area non-profits as a part of Marquette University’s Entrepreneurship Week.

The 94labs Social Cause Hackathon will encourage collaboration between students, entrepreneurs, designers, and developers as they work to create applications for the participating non-profits. The apps created will help the agencies raise awareness, increase donations, or improve their current web functionality. The top apps–as decided by a panel of judges–will receive cash prizes totaling $10,000.

The Hackathon is open to the public, and will begin with a kick-off ceremony Sunday, November 13th at 6:00pm in Marquette’s AMU Ballroom. Participants will develop throughout the week and present their finished apps on Thursday, November 17th to a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded on Friday, November 18th from 2:00-4:00pm in the Weasler Auditorium. The first place winner will receive $5,000; second place will receive $3,000; third place will receive $1,000. Two additional $500 cash prizes will be awarded in special categories.

All winning applications will be donated to the non-profit organization for which they were developed. The Hackathon provides an opportunity for industry professionals and students to come together in the spirit of innovation for a worthy cause. 94labs hopes that the event will foster growth in Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial community and emphasize the positive social impact that startup companies create.

For more information, see http://www.94labs.com/2011/09/30/94labs-social-cause-hackathon/

Participating Non-profits:

  • The Salvation Army
  • Vote Simple
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • 7 Cees
  • H20 Score