Philly ETE kicks off $100K Enterprise Hackathon

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Philly ETE kicks off $100K Enterprise Hackathon


Philly ETE kicks off $100K Enterprise Hackathon


With $100,000 in prizes and the promise of incubation, the Philly Enterprise Hackathon is bringing together―for the first time in Philadelphia―the community of
software developers and enterprise companies

Hacking begins April 2, 2013

Philadelphia, PA, March 21, 2013 – Developers need customers and companies need innovation. It’s a no-brainer that these two groups should be working more closely together, but for some reason the connection has yet to be made.

The Philly Enterprise Hackathon sets out to shift this paradigm by connecting great developers with “big world” opportunities inside the enterprise—turning ideas into viable products or companies.

Hacking will begin on April 2, 2013
The Philly Enterprise Hackathon will officially kick-off in Philadelphia at the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference on April 2, 2013. The Hackathon has two tracks:

1. Infrastructure ― Sponsored by Bentley Systems and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Delaware River Water Alliance; and
2. Life Sciences ― Sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

At 10:30am on April 2, Harry Vitelli, VP, Construction and Field Products from Bentley Systems, Mark Trabbold, Director of Business Development, Technology Commercialization Group from BFTP/SEP and TBA from Teva Pharmaceuticals will issue their “challenges” to developers. Developers will then have two and half weeks―with scheduled meet-ups in between with the Enterprises―to build prototypes and register their idea for consideration. Five finalists will be selected and announced during Philly Tech Week. Those finalists will present to the Enterprises at a Shark Tank on May 1st at The Hub where a winner and a runner-up will be chosen for each track.

The Grand Prize
Each track has a $50,000 prize purse along with $1,500 in Amazon Web Services credits, and incubation at Venturef0rth for four weeks with the Enterprise, a venture capitalist mentor and a local entrepreneur. At the end of the process, the Enterprises can run a version 1.0 of the developer’s product and the developers will have their first Enterprise customer.

The Community
The Philly Enterprise Hackathon is a community effort put together by a group of entrepreneurs, developers, venture capitalists, and enterprise companies that all focus on the Enterprise―and who believe that Philadelphia is the natural place to build an enterprise software company. This community includes Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE), First Round Capital, NextDocs, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP), Bentley Systems, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Morgan Lewis, Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), and Chariot Solutions.

Register today at Hacking begins April 2, 2013!