A THREE MONTH INNOVATION COMPETITION TO MAKE NORTH TEXAS MORE LIVABLE AND SUSTAINABLE
North Texas has a lot to be proud of. Home to over 6.5 million residents, more than 30 colleges and universities, and the headquarters of 18 Fortune 500 companies, it's no wonder that North Texas is one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
Because of our tremendous assets, our region's population is going to grow by 6 million people over the next 50 years. These new North Texans will bring with them new opportunities—and new challenges.
Introducing the NTx Apps Challenge—an innovation competition to develop apps that solve regional challenges such as water conservation and waste management. This summer, teams will compete to create the best apps in various “Challenge Verticals,” with $60k in prizes for the best submissions.
It's time we roll up our sleeves and help get our region ready for the next six million.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Step 1: Build a team
Join up with other developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to form your team.
Step 2: Choose a Challenge Vertical
NTx Apps is organized around major Challenge Verticals defined by the organizing partners, sponsors, and mentors: water conservation, recycling/waste reduction, alternative fuel vehicles, and energy efficiency/renewables.
Step 3: Build your solution
Address the challenge set out in one of the verticals in an innovative and engaging way. Make it functional! Make it beautiful! Use open data! Make it awesome!
Step 4: Win cash + mentorship
Submit your amazing project online for our judges' review. Best submissions get fame + fortune + mentorship from local experts to help make it even better = GREAT SUCCESS!
WHEN IS IT?
Unlike a traditional hackathon, NTx Apps is a three month innovation competition to create fully-functioning and ready-for-market solutions. Our schedule of events, workshops, and meetups is designed to provide you with the resources and know-how to take your idea from dream to reality.
Winning NTx Apps is about more than a one-time cash prize—it's about turning your idea into the next North Texas success story. In additional to fame and glory, the top submission in each Challenge Vertical get:
$10k presented to the winning team in the form of a jumbo-oversized check at Awards Night!
An additional $10k available for each winning app in exchange for continued development and work
Each winning team is paired with a local app development, marketing, or creative agency to help make it even better
Six-months of desk space at a great co-working space in North Texas