Have you seen an unmet need in your every day life? At work, at home or elsewhere? The UChicago App Challenge helps you translate that idea or observation into an app that could be published on iTunes and Google Play. You don't need to be a programmer to participate: all you need is your insight.
If you participate, you'll get something out of every phase:
1. Submit an idea by November 17 and you'll receive feedback from a number of subject matter experts on your idea.
2. Qualify for and complete Phase 2, and you'll have the materials you need to sell your app idea to others and to hand it off for programming.
3. Qualify for and complete Phase 3, and you'll have a working prototype of your app, and be one step closer to getting it into the app store.
4. And of course, if you win at the New Venture Challenge (May 27, 2014), you'll have $10,000.
Any University of Chicago (and Chicago medicine) student, faculty or staff member is allowed to participate.*
For more information please visit the App Challenge website and plan on attending the following events. You can also follow @UChicagoAppChal
Meet 2013 Finalists
Friday, October 18, 12:00 p.m.
Last year’s finalists (Dr. David Beiser, Tao Sun, Dr. Ben Lemelman) present their apps and share their experiences in the final round of the App Challenge.
Overview of the App Economy
Friday, November 1, 12:00 p.m.
As a part of the UChicago App Challenge, Keith Moutin of Apple presents "Overview of the App Economy and Opportunity for iOS Developers."
* ITS, Polsky and UChicagoTech employees are not eligible.