Amplify 4 Good | National Black MBA Association 2016 Conference Undergraduate Hackathon
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IDEATE

 

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Formulate your tech idea in this hackathon based in design thinking and ideation!

BUILD

 

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Students form teams to develop tech ideas into a viable venture. Work. Eat. Caffeinate. And repeat.

PITCH

 

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Put final touches on your deck and present your case to the Judges. Show them why you’re the best team!

BLACK MBA HACK PRESENTED BY STATE FARM


2016 marks the launch of the National Black MBA Association Undergraduate Hackathon during the annual conference – an intense, competitive, and immersive environment where undergraduate business and science students from leading universities have 24 hours to create tech prototypes before pitching them to industry experts and investors. Mimicking a tech startup environment, “Black MBA Hack” is an amazing way to funnel students into the innovation economy.

AGENDA

7am: Team Check-in + Breakfast in Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Room 262

8am: Opening Remarks + Hacking Tips + Challenge Introduction

9:15am: Hacking Begins in Rooms 256 & 257!

12pm: Lunch + Remarks from Sponsor

4:30pm-5pm: Break/Check-In

8pm: Teams Move from Convention Center to Sheraton Hotel (Lagniappe Room) or Work on Their Own

8pm – 6am: Sheraton Hotel Room Open for Teams

7:30am: Check-In + Pitch Practice in Room 257

8am: Pitch Decks Due in Room 257

9am – 11am: Hackathon Presentations in Room 256

7pm – 10pm: Award Gala at Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom (Finalists Only)

Black MBA Hack presented by State Farm will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center located at 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130.

ABOUT NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION

 

Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association® is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community. In partnership with more than 400 top business organizations and universities the association has inroads into a wide range of industries as well as the public and private sectors. Yet, all of NBMBAA® partners have one thing in common: They are all committed to the organization’s goals and values. It serves to provide innovative programs to stimulate intellectual and economic growth, build partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth, and increase awareness and facilitate access to graduate management education programs and career opportunities in
leadership fields.