The FAMU App Challenge is a 72 hour start-up challenge for small teams to build a scalable mobile application & business model quickly.

PRIZES & AWARDS

$2500 cash prize and an opportunity to present at famu's school of business and industry's global leadership conference @ disney nov 19-21 (famu students only) to the winning team. 2nd place will receive $1000 cash, and 3rd place will receive $500.

WHO CAN APPLY

AC3 is open to all FAMU students! We are looking for committed participation throughout the weekend. Come ready to move your idea forward and join a diverse team!

+ BUSINESS

Crunching numbers, managing a team, identifying markets, and creating business models.

+ DESIGN

Designing interfaces / UI, branding design, marketing strategy, and user experience design.

+ ENGINEERING

Mobile app development, web development, programming, and product design.

SCHEDULE

The FAMU App Challenge is a 3-day event that will be held at Domi Station. The program will start with ice-breaking activities, brainstorming and lean launch instruction, and concluding with team formation around app ideas. The following day, students will design and develop applications. On the final day, the program will conclude with a demonstration event judged by esteemed business leaders, technical innovators, and design experts to award the team with the best idea and execution.

+ PRE-EVENT

October 1 - October 30, 2015
Announcement and Application Window

October 22, 2015
Information Session Thursday

+ THE EVENT

Friday, November 6, 2015
Team & Idea Formation

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Technical Mentoring & Development

Sunday, November 8, 2015
App Battle & Judging

MENTORS

We have several mentors available to help guide and educate AC3 participants of all fields while creating their project. These mentors provide real world expertise & experience to give participants advice and guidance that they can take into the field.

Latanya White

Business Mentor

Geo Miller

Development Mentor

Jason Black

Development Mentor

Micah Widen

Business Mentor

Lucas Lindsey

Business Mentor

Noble Sissle

Design Mentor

Mike Houghton

Development Mentor

Robert Van Engelen

Development Mentor

Jonathan Adams

Business Mentor

Christine Urban

Business Mentor

Arlisha Mcqueen

Business Mentor

John Vecchio

Venture Capitalist and Serial Entrepreneur

James Rhymer

Design Mentor

JUDGES

The judges for AC3 are influential leaders in the startup, tech, and business fields throughout the state. Judges are on the lookout for talented teams and business ideas to help move forward in the community.

Curtis Richardson

City Commissioner

Matt Johnson

Florida Angel Nexus

Keith Bowers

Florida SBDC

Reis Alsberry

Technology Transfer, FAMU

John Vecchio

Venture Capitalist and Serial Entrepreneur

Kristin Dozier

County Commissioner

Dr. Clement Allen

Professor - FAMU CIS Department

Shawnta Friday-Stroud

Dean - School of Business & Industry

APPLY NOW, GET READY TO BUILD SOMETHING GREAT

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