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Health Tech'14

Pitch to the Pros:
$10K Cash Grant Opportunity, Acceptance into BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network

May 7, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Here’s your chance to present your Bright Idea—and vie for a $10,000 cash grant! There are other opportunities as well. Meet the experts, get feedback and leads, and maybe even a post-conference meeting. The application deadline is April 22.


BRIAN AOAEH, Partner, KEC Holdings
JOHN COHN, Managing Director, Diamond Capital Advisors
STAN FREIMUTH, CEO, Debt Resolve, Inc.
DENNIS GOETT, Principal, Sage Capital Solutions
MARK KRONENFELD, Vice Chairman of Anesthesiology, Maimonides Medical Center
JACK KOPNISKY, President & CEO, Sterling National Bank, Chair,BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network
DANIEL PAPES, Senior Executive, Westcon Group,

Click here to apply.


Dream it. Code it. Win it.

Great Opportunity - Short Deadline

Have a great app concept you would like to pitch to some of the world's top executives in the tech industry? Now is your chance! Enter the “Dream it. Code it. Win it.” contest for your chance to win cash prizes, with judges from Google Ventures, Yahoo!, and Forbes.

This is about solving problems creatively with technology and not the technology itself.

Registration and Submission Deadline: March 30, 2014

Apply Here


    Dream it: Come up with an idea that solves a problem. Tell us a story about how you solved the problem.

    Code it: Write up the code and keep it simple. You can work individually or in a team of up to eight people. You can even submit a class project, a previous hackathon, or create something completely new.

    Win it: Fill out the entry form, and upload a slideshow or video demo of your application. Provide an explanation of your solution. WIN!

*Entrants are to code a creative application, using any generally available programming language, API, engine, or framework, to solve a problem current alternative solutions do not.

How can students participate?

All College Teams submitting entries for the monetary prizes must be 18 years or older, and enrolled as full time students at an accredited institution.

Students can enter individually or as a team of up to eight people, and submit already existing applications as long as they have not been previously entered into another competition. Students can also create something entirely new!

What are the criteria for winning?

    Submissions must be made through the submission page, which is available at:Facebook.com/dreamitcodeitwinit, anytime before March 30, 2014.
    Submissions will be judged based on how students are able to use computer science to solve a problem. IT doesn't have to be a complex problem, but it is important that the solution addresses the "problem" they set out to solve.
    The submission is a video, where the team must describe the problem they are addressing, their solution, and demonstrate the application. It can be as simple as a one-minute video.


    $20,000 - First Place
    $15,000 - Second Place
    $10,000 - Third Place
    $5,000 - Tekserve Prize for Women in Technology
    $5,000 - Prize for Innovation

All applicants will receive a "Qualified Participant Certificate."

Final Event

    The award ceremony with the judging panel will take place in New York City, on April 30th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


    Joi Ito - Director of the MIT Media Lab
    Erik Nordlander - Engineering Partner at Google Ventures
    Mike Perlis - CEO and President of Forbes
    Jeanne Sullivan - Founder and GP of StarVest Partners
    Alex Diaz - VP of Product Management at Yahoo!
    Teresa A. Dahlberg - Dean, Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Chief Academic Officer, The Cooper Union
    Philippe Buhannic - Co-Founder and CEO of TradingScreen

For more details and official rules, click here.

For any additional information, you can send an e-mail to info@dreamitcodeitwinit.org.

Apply Here


Lean UX NYC 

April 10th - 12th, 2014

The days of relying on a UX Designer for the whole experience are done. Collaboration has won out, and every team member needs to know how to contribute to product development. At LeanUX NYC, entrepreneurs, designers, developers and user experience professionals will learn about the entire product development lifecycle from accomplished practitioners and leaders in the LeanUX Design community.

This three-day epic conference will advance your knowledge and skills on UX with theory-informed practice, principles to guide teams, and hands-on workshops. You’ll get expert insight into some of the ways Lean, Kanban and Design Thinking practices are being combined by people already doing it — the real pros, the upper echelon, the ones driving the iterative discovery and development of new products for both startups and enterprises.

Register Here


New York StartUP! 2014 Business Plan Competition

Registration Deadline - January 30th
Submission Deadline - June 10th

New York StartUp! 2014 Business Plan Competition
 Win up to $15,000 to start your business!

The New York Public Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, is proud to announce the 5th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs with cash prizes totaling over $30,000.

New York 2014 StartUP! gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to bolster their business acumen. Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while learning about the comprehensive small business resources at NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL).

See Rules and Eligibility Here