The App Challenge is an event at Florida A&M University for makers, entrepreneurs, and techies. You've got just over a week to build a team and create something great!

The program begins a week in advance with ice-breaking activities, brainstorming, and team formation around app ideas. After working with their faculty mentor for the week, teams meet up for a weekend hackathon. On the final day, teams pitch and demo their app project to a panel of business leaders, technical innovators, and design experts. Awards are given to teams with the best idea and execution.

The Schedule

Friday, March 31st
5:00pm - Kickoff & Dinner Social
6:00pm - Opening Ceremony
7:00pm - Idea Pitches & Selection
9:00pm - Team Formation
11:00pm - Wrap-up & Logistics Chat

Friday, April 7th
5:00pm - Weekend Launch & Dinner
7:00pm - Keynote Talk
10:00pm - Mentor Check-In
12:00am - Midnight Snack

Saturday, April 8th
8:00am - Breakfast & Logistics Check-In
10:00am - Lightning Talk: Navigating Startup Resources
12:00pm - Lunchtime
2:00pm - Mentor Check-In
6:00pm - Dinner
8:00pm - Lightning Talk: Pitch Like a Pro
10:00pm - Mentor Check-In
12:00am - Midnight Snack

Sunday, April 9th
8:00am - Breakfast & Logistics Check-In
9:00am - Practice Pitches
11:00am - Pitch Demos & Judging
1:00pm - Closing Ceremonies & Awards

THE PRIZES

1st Place - $1,000 per Team Member, up to 5 Student Team Members
Faculty Team Leader - $1500

2nd Place - $500 per Team Member, up to 5 Student Team Members
Faculty Team Leader - $750

3rd Place - $250 per Team Member, up to 5 Student Team Members
Faculty Team Leader - $375

THE LOCATION

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
1415 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Intellectual Property

All Software, Inventions, Programs, etc. stemming from the App Challenge will be the “sole” Intellectual Property of Florida A&M University subject to the 60%/40% split outlined in the FAMU IP Policy. Please direct IP and licensing questions to Reis Alsberry, Director of Technology Transfer (Reis.alsberry@famu.edu).

Applications are now closed!