Startup Weekend: Redesign Seattle
March 21–23, 2014
WeWork, 500 Yale Avenue N, Seattle WA
Redesign Seattle will provide an opportunity for anyone interested in design and design-thinking to pitch and launch startups that will impact Seattle and beyond.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: On Friday, anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the most popular ideas, and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of market validation, business model creation, coding, and design. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders.
This is a great opportunity and students get a 50% discount with the promo-code: STUDENTS (This is clear and accessible at registration).
On February 18, Join fellow UW coders for an exciting hour-long competition designed by Square Engineers. They will also offer a glimpse into the culture and work done at Square, and discuss intern and full-time student opportunities.
Register here >> http://guestli.st/218316
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is recruiting summer students with mobile app development, public health, or social media analytics experience for an exciting opportunity in the 2nd PNNL App Development Competition. Applications only accepted through March 7!
Learn more and apply online >> https://jobs.pnnl.gov
Search for Job ID #303004 (undergrad) and #303006 (graduate)
From Startup Weekend:
We’re excited to announce this Startup Weekend event, focused on Greenovations! Specifically focused on innovations, (technology or not), that will help to make the world a more environmentally friendly place, if you have an idea that will help to lessen our footprint or a passion to do so, get your ticket. We’re going to change the world for the better at this one.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback!
You may pitch a winning idea, found a company, find cofounders and talented collaborators, learn new skills far outside your usual 9-to-5, or all of the above!
If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur and contribute to a more sustainable world, be part of this first sustainable edition of Startup Weekend. Change starts now with you!
More Info >>
The Engineering Capstone Design Award was created to support student organizations (teams), across the College of Engineering, working on capstone design projects. Funding for this award is made possible through private support by alumni and friends of the College of Engineering. The funding (up to $3,000/team) can be used for purchase of supplies/materials, equipment, or training relevant to capstone projects.
The deadline to apply is February 28, 2014, by 11:00 p.m. Students will be notified by March 21, 2014.
Please contact John Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your application.
Register here >>
Call for Makers
Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2014!
Seattle Mini Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.
When: March 22-23rd, 2014
Where: EMP Museum Seattle Wa.
Applications deadline is January 25, 2014.
You can fill out more than one proposal in one or more categories defined below:
Conductive materials projects
Interactive art projects
3D Printers and CNC Mills
Textile Arts and Crafts
Home Energy Monitoring
Rockets and RC Toys
Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
Biology/Biotech and Chemistry projects
Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
Music Performances and Participation
Unusual Tools or Machines
How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)
REACTOR, HouseOgames and Game It Forward have partnered together to host our next HOGJam called “Impact Game Challenge” and will run 34 hours. We start at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, and run until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19.
Theme: We are announcing the theme early so participants can have a bit longer to brainstorm about the game they would like to make. Impact Game Challenge’s theme, oddly enough, is “Gaming For Good!”. Games can do good in whatever form you, the creators, are most passionate about. They can donate to charity, be educational, support healthy habits, forward science, encourage compassion…the list goes on and on.
What We Supply: A gathering place for the community to come and collaborate together to make some awesome games. We will be bringing in some food as well as drinks to the event. If you have any specific needs when it comes to food, please plan appropriately.
What You Bring: Your laptop, skills & ideas. Whether you are a highly trained developer and code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a designer and only work with Illustrator and want to make a card game, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your skills are needed!
- Each game will be scored by a panel of judges on engagement, accessibility, and benefit. The top 2 teams deemed to have potential for doing the most good will receive passes to the Power of Play conference occurring on Jan 22nd & 23rd as well as each team will have 15 minutes on the morning of Jan 22 to share with the audience what they’ve created in just 34 hours.
- Unity has graciously provided a couple Unity licenses to be given away at the event.
Register for the free game challenge and see the event schedule
HOGJam’s are a place to come and mingle with like minded people, whether you’re making video games, board games, card games, doesn’t matter, come join the fun and make any kind of game you like!
Think you can come up with creative ways to make the restroom experience better?
Take part in MIT’s Re-Imagining the Public Restroom challenge. This design challenge is part of a Master’s research project at the MIT CADLAB studying the creativity of the crowds and the applicability of crowdsourcing to early-stage design processes.
The challenge typically takes 30 minutes and can be completed online. If you choose to participate, MIT would ask you to:
- Complete a short survey about your demographic background, education, and occupation.
- Generate one or more creative concepts to improve the public restroom experience
Individuals who submit one of the top 5 concepts will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
Interested? The design is open until Wednesday, August 7th. Get started now at: crowdconcept.herokuapp.com
Questions? Contact Jeff Mekler at email@example.com
UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
April 4, 2013
If you’ve got a passion for cleantech and the desire to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge is for you. In the EIC, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, design a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates market opportunity and the potential for impact. Prize money is available! $10,000 Grand Prize, $5,000 Second Prize, three $2,500 Best Idea Prizes. Learn more.
Panel of Past EIC Participants – What you need to know to be winners.
Wednesday January 23, 5:30-7pm, Dempsey Hall 211 (Herbold Innovation Lab)
Learn what it takes to win the EIC. Past participants will share thoughts on identifying market opportunity, putting together a winning team, and things they wish they’d done differently. Pizza will be provided.
EIC Intent to Submit
Deadline: Sunday February 3
Preliminary team information is due on February 3. Intent to Submit form will be available on soon.
See the calendar of all EIC deliverables.