“By combining an educational playground with a professional project, we are confident that potential will be realized, experience will transpire and students will have fun throughout the entire process,” said John Hurley, President, SmartFile. “Our goal is to foster development and to inspire students in Indiana to open their minds and think out-of-the-box, so we figured cash prizes, open source API integration, and a tech battleground would make the perfect ingredients for a new fashioned Bake-Off.”
With registration opening February 1st, the first 50, two-person teams to sign-up will compete for 50 days (February 28th – April 18th). The competition consists of three elimination rounds with the first being a narrowing from 50 to 10 by SmartFile. Some of the top business minds in Indiana will then help in narrowing down the final three teams at the judging party on April 25th. The top three will then pitch their application and the audience will vote on the winner. SmartFile will award the winning team a check for $10,000. The second place team wins $5,000 and third place takes home $2,000.
For more information about the 2013 SmartFile Platform Bake-Off, please visit www.smartfile.com/