Macathon

4:30 PM  - 11:30 PM
Friday Nov 10, 2017
Olin-Rice Science Center

18 teams of Macalester students will work more than 24 hours non-stop during Macalester’s sixth Macathon, beginning at 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 10, and ending at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 11. 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, physical product, 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.

Sponsored By: Macathon

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