Press Invited to meet Student Finalists for $70,000 MIT 'Dream it. Code it. Win it.' Awards

Press invited to April 30th NYC event at Cooper Union at 5:00pm with Visionaries from the MIT Media Lab, Google, Yahoo, Forbes, TradingScreen, Starvest and Cooper Union will speak about the Future of Innovation in a Networked World and give awards.
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NEW YORK - April 25, 2014 - PRLog -- “Dream it. Code it. Win it.”

Announces Finalists for Coding Contest

2014 Finalists for “Dream it. Code it. Win it.” Contest will receive up to $70,000 in Cash and Prizes at Awards Ceremony in NYC on April 30th

(Registration:  techVISIONARIES . org)

NEW YORK– April 21, 2014–
Dream it. Code it. Win it. was launched by TradingScreen, the MIT Club of New York, and The MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City as a contest to celebrate creativity and diversity in the computer science field. On Wednesday, April 30th, a panel of visionaries will award students prizes totaling up to $70,000, and discuss the ‘Future of Innovation in a Networked World’ at the Cooper Union Great Hall in New York City.

Dream It. Code It. Win It. received over a 100 submissions from college and high school students across the nation. Ranging from robotics to mobile applications and websites, the submissions exemplify the myriad of opportunities to create within Computer Science today,” said Cristina Dolan, contest organizer, MIT Media Lab Alumna and Head of Content and Communications at TradingScreen.

TradingScreen is sponsoring the “TradingScreen Technology Entrepreneurship Award” for $10,000. The award will recognize the college student whose submission best demonstrates the attributes necessary to be successful in today’s competitive landscape: ingenuity, usability, practicality, creativity and quality.

First prize for Dream It. Code it. Win It. is $20,000, second prize is $15,000 and a third prize of $10,000.  There is a “Prize for Innovation” of $5,000 and a female finalist will receive the $5,000 “Tekserve Prize for Women in Technology.”

A committee of judges selected the finalists over a period of three months. The finalists were selected based on creativity, quality of execution, and their ability to address a problem using Computer Science.

The top finalists at the college level are:

·        David Taitz and Hikari Senju from Harvard College: “Balloon”

·        Kevin Shi, Aman Grewal, Alyssa Davis, David Shekhtman, and Robert Walsh from The Cooper Union: “Mycrophone”

·        Timothy Borny from James Madison University: “Oaddo”

·        Stanley Martone, Thomas Nassr, Connor Croteau, Jennifer Lepore, Matthew Cameron, Matthew Logan, and Steve Oliveira from Quinnipiac Unviersity: “Kricket”

·        Catherine D’Ignazio from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “The Babbling Brook”

·        Gabriela Gualpa from Quinnipiac University: “Unbreak”

TradingScreen is also sponsoring the “Excellence in Creative Computer Science”  award for the best High School submission.

“We’re extremely impressed by the overall caliber of submissions especially at the high school level,” said TradingScreen CEO and Co-Founder, Philippe Buhannic. “These young students were able to demonstrate their ability to creatively solve problems using computer science. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize their creativity and achievements.”

“Future of Innovation in a Networked World and Dream it. Code it. Win it. Awards & Networking Reception” will be held on April 30th. The event starts at 5:30 PM at the Cooper Union Great Hall in New York, New York. To attend the event, register at     techVISIONARIES . org

The Visionaries for the Future of Innovation Panel:

• Joi Ito - Director of the MIT Media Lab
• Philippe Buhannic - Co-Founder and CEO of TradingScreen
• Erik Nordlander - Engineering Partner at Google Ventures
• Mike Perlis - CEO and President of Forbes
• Jeanne Sullivan - Founder and GP of StarVest Partners
• Alex Diaz - VP of Product Management at Yahoo!
• Teresa A. Dahlberg - Dean, Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Chief Academic Officer, The Cooper Union

Interested press and analysts may contact:

Cristina Dolan

Direct: +1 212-359-4149

About Dream It. Code It. Win It.

The “Dream it. Code it. Win it.” competition has been organized by the MIT Club of New York, MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City, and TradingScreen to celebrate and reward the creative aspects of computer science through its first competition in New York City. Computer programming is used in many fields, and learning how to code can be a fun and exciting way to empower students to pursue their dreams.

About TradingScreen

TradingScreen is the leading independent provider of liquidity, trading, and investment technology via SaaS to the financial community. TradingScreen’s goal is to simplify the complexity of markets, by consolidating all investment workflows for exchange-traded and OTC instruments on a single platform. TradingScreen brings the major, global sell-side participants, leading regional brokers and the largest Buy side firms to a common environment, delivering market access, order- and liquidity-management and Investment services. The benefit to clients is an exceptional reach across counterparties, asset classes, and geography, and a full integration of services front to back. TradingScreen was named the Best Fixed Income Trading Platform in 2014 by Wall Street Letter for the second consecutive year. TradingScreen provides global coverage from offices in Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For more information on TradingScreen, go to

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