Macathon and Funkathon

4:00 PM  - 11:30 PM
Friday Feb 24, 2017
Olin-Rice Science Center

More than 150 Macalester students will work more than 24 hours non-stop during Macalester’s fifth Macathon and its second Funkathon, beginning at 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 24, and ending at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 25. Macalester students will compete for cash prizes and the opportunity for feedback from successful alumni entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, and those in the creative arts.

Macathon, Macalester's overnight innovation and technology contest with over $2,000 in cash prizes, is a mash-up of a computer hackathon and a business start-up competition where students solve a real-world and relevant problem and build a product (website, interactive application, mobile app). Macalester students form teams of three to six participants, and the three teams that come up with the most innovative tech-enabled product or service for either the commercial or nonprofit sector will win. To succeed, Macathon teams need a mix of technical, business, design, communication and general creative skills.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: Free

Sponsored By: Advancement, Career Development Center (CDC), Entrepreneurship

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