Ideas we want.

Here are some examples drawn from the everyday experiences of students, faculty, and staff. You don’t need to limit yourself to UChicago-specific ideas (but we’ll gladly accept those too!).

Apply now!

Valuable experience in rapid creativity, idea generation, and prototyping. Make your product a reality! Past student, faculty and staff entrants have also leveraged the skills they learned in their current jobs and interviews.

What's in it for me?

Valuable experience in rapid creativity, idea generation, and prototyping. Past student, faculty and staff entrants have leveraged the skills they learned in their current jobs and interviews.

Do I have to be a programmer? (No!)

Anyone can enter. And no, you don’t have to be a programmer. You just need to have a great idea (or two, or three).

2019 App Challenge Lineup

Summer Projects 2018

Deadline: 6/4/2018

Fall Projects 2018

Winter Projects 2018

2018 App Challenge Lineup

The Basics

Students, faculty, staff, Alums, and now Polsky members can submit their app ideas for development year round.

And we do the heavy lifting (programming, that is) to build your idea in the meantime.  

 

How do I win 100 hours of development for my idea?

If you're accepted and complete the requirements, we will build your app. We’ve got 100 hours of free development time to morph your idea into a minimum viable product!

 

ideas and counting!

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Our Deadlines

Summer

June 4, 2018

Fall

September 4, 2018

Winter

December 3, 2018

Spring

March 4, 2019

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