The Stevens Venture Center (SVC) recently held its third “Venture Hacks” hackathon, bringing together 27 students to brainstorm and work in teams to develop technological solutions to real-world problems. The theme of this session, which ran from February 17-19, was “Coping with College” and the participants –all freshman and sophomores – focused on the issues and difficulties experienced by college students.
Besides identifying and proposing solutions to problems, the students were also charged with developing a presentation and a demonstration of their app. These were presented at the culmination of the hackathon, a celebratory dinner and pitch competition, with Venture Center entrepreneurs-in-residence serving as judges.
Awards were presented for creativity and innovation, technical proficiency and entrepreneurship. A crowd favorite was chosen based on audience judging.
The Stevens Venture Center (SVC) provides a dynamic, collaborative environment where selected entrepreneurs can develop promising concepts and technologies into thriving businesses. It nurtures Stevens-affiliated entrepreneurs with technology support, opportunities to share best practices and experiences, networking with resources such as legal and accounting experts and investors, and education in building a successful business. The SVC provides the infrastructure, resources, training and support to bring entrepreneurial dreams closer to reality.