AI for a Better Future Hackathon

Presented by the College of Business Administration with the Collins College of Hospitality Management and College of Environmental Design

The AI For A Better Future Hackathon is a platform where students from various disciplines come together to innovate and address pressing challenges facing our society today. You will be choosing from several diverse categories including hospitality, education, environmental design, small business marketing, healthcare, real estate, and an open category. You will be using AI driven solutions to help solve the Challenge Questions which will be revealed on 4/8- the start of the 48 hour Hackathon.

ALL details about this event are located within this PowerPoint

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where people with various skills come together to collaboratively work on issues of a global nature. Participants often form teams and compete to develop innovative solutions to specific challenges or problems within a limited timeframe. These events foster creativity, collaboration, and rapid prototyping, often resulting in the creation of new applications, products, or services. Students are expected to submit their results in a 5-minute video.

Who is Part of the Hackathon?

  • CPP Students participate in teams of 3-5 students virtually.
    • Finalists will pitch in person the day of the fair.
  • Mentors will be available to guide you during mentoring hours synchronously online. Click here for the time schedule
  • 1st Round Judges will assess the projects completed virtually
  • 2nd Round Judges will assess the finalists' projects during a live pitch the day of the fair (April 17th).

Important Dates

  • 4/8 - 8 a.m. Hackathon begins, and challenge questions revealed
  • 4/10 - 8 a.m. 5-minute video upload deadline
  • 4/10 - 10 a.m. First round judging opens (Virtual)
  • 4/12 - 2 p.m. 10 Finalists announced (Virtual)
  • 4/12 - 2 p.m. all others can sign up for Fair 45-minute table exhibits first come first serve
  • 4/17 AI Fair Finalists Present in person to a different judging panel

Explore how Artificial Intelligence can revolutionize various industries for the better. From healthcare to finance, education to sustainability, the possibilities are endless

Everyone! While computing skills are great, they're not a requirement. Whether you're a seasoned coder or just love creating, all are welcome.

Collaborate with friends or make new ones. Build diverse teams to tackle complex challenges together.

48 hours of creativity and ideation. Dive deep into brainstorming sessions, develop wireframes, craft apps, refine ideas, and even create prototypes. Create a 5-minute video presentation for the first judging round.  Finalists will present in person during the AI For A Better Future Fair on 4/17 to compete for amazing prizes.

Anything! From innovative AI-driven apps to groundbreaking prototypes, the sky's the limit. Let your imagination soar.

Register now and be part of something extraordinary. Together, let's harness the power of AI for a brighter tomorrow!