Pace Mobile App Design Contest

Pace Mobile App Design Contest 4.0/Hackathon

Brainstorm. Design. Demo.

Friday, March 11th 2016


Contestant registration is open, to register click here


The Pace Mobile App Design Contest 4.0 is based on the popular hackathon. Participants form teams to create a concept mobile application using any tool (e.g., or a scripting/programming language (e.g., HTML5) and demonstrate it to the audience and the judging panel. Prizes are awarded based on judges' expert opinion.

What is a concept mobile application?
A concept mobile application is an interactive prototype software application accessible via smartphone, tablet or desktop and has the look-and-feel of a mobile application but may or may not have the programming logic to perform the associated features. It can be operated using links that go from one screen to the other.

What is a hackathon?
A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. (Source: Wikipedia)

Who can compete?
Only Pace University students are allowed to participate in the hackathon (from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m). Registered participants will form teams of 2 to 4 students. All teams must be comprised of students from at least two different Schools or Colleges at Pace University (i.e. Lubin School of Business and Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems). At 6:00 p.m. each team will have 3 minutes to demonstrate their mobile application. To register to compete, please click here.

The demo and networking reception (from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) is open to the public. To register to attend, please click here.

Food and beverage will be served throughout the day.

Date: Friday, March 11th 2016

Location: Entrepreneurship Lab, 163 William Street, Room 344, New York, NY 10038

Competition Format:

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Check In & Breakfast
(Prior registration is required)

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Briefing and Orientation

11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Design Sprint
(1:00 p.m. Lunch)
(5:00 p.m. Feedback from Mentors)

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Demonstrate Your Application

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Winners Announced & Networking

Prize Money

First Place $500

Second Place $250

Third Place $100

Pace University reserves the right to disqualify, at its sole discretion, any individual or team from the competition at any time (before or after the Contest or the award of any prize) for any reason. Reasons for disqualification may include, but are not limited to, misrepresentations in the application process, plagiarism, infringement of the intellectual property of others, and any failure to comply with the rules of the competition. Disqualified individuals or teams shall forfeit any and all prizes awarded to them.


Benefits of participation

  • Learn how to design mobile apps

  • Win cash prizes

  • Opportunity to collaborate with other Pace students

  • Chance to demonstrate your app to a broad audience and experts

  • Use these designs in the Pitch Contest or other opportunities to make a strong impression


Additional information will be made available.