10/21 - 10/23/2020

The Innovation Challenge will be a 48 hour virtual event where the students work in teams to identify a need for innovation, conceptualize an idea, and incubate a solution for current challenges in industries such as aviation, health care, manufacturing, and retail by leveraging technology for social good. Throughout the duration of this event there will be daily webinars,  virtual coaching sessions, and live presentations from the innovation challenge finalists.

Innovation Challenge  Schedule

Wednesday, October 21st  


Time (EST)


12:00 PM EST

Opening Ceremony


1:00 PM EST 

Learn to Unlearn 

Manuel Lopez 



6:00 PM EST

Patent Ideation: Breaking Barriers of Entry

Rohana Sosa



Thursday, October 22nd 


12:00 PM EST

Introduction to the Cloud 

Leslie Rodriguez



6:00 PM EST

What you need to know about R&D: Lessons Learned from an RCG 

Ana Phillips



8:00 PM EST

Landing your idea: Tips from Tech Sales

Gina Moreno



Friday, October 23rd


12:00 PM EST

Final Submissions Due  

  1. Follow the Submission Guidelines and upload your application to DevPost. You may update your elevator pitch, architecture design, platform choice, etc as necessary. 

  2. You MUST submit a zip file with all your source code, video , and presentations. Including the link to your GitHub, Gitlab, is optional.


3:30 PM EST  

Final Pitches


Monday, October 26th 


10:00 AM EST

Winners announced at the Opening Ceremony 



Must be registered for SHPE 2020 National Convention


Hackathon Sponsors


$7,000 in prizes

1st place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Chris Henter-Nussa

Chris Henter-Nussa

Tiyani Majoko

Tiyani Majoko

Eduardo Castillo

Eduardo Castillo

Karen Siles

Karen Siles

Guillermo Silva

Guillermo Silva

Judging Criteria

  • Design
  • Social Good

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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