Modo Labs aims to enable must-have, digital experiences for higher education by putting code-free app creation directly in the hands of students.

An Ideathon™ is a series of weekend-long competitions full of fun and innovation where students take their ideas and build them into an app – no coding skills necessary. Each Ideathon is hosted and organized by a school which seeks to promote team building and creativity on campus. The team that creates the winning application from each school wins a local prize and will also be eligible to win a $10,000 national prize, awarded at the annual Kurogo Conference hosted at MIT

Students can pick one of these example challenge themes for enhancing campus and/or student life, or suggest their own. Challenge themes include, but are not limited to apps for:

  • Sustainability on Campus
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Freshman Retention
  • Disability on Campus
  • Housing Insecurity
  • Food Insecurity
  • Financial Challenges
  • Time Management
  • Life Skills
  • Other: Students may suggest a challenge on their campus that doesn’t fall under these themes.


Harvard University Bliss

Florida State University NutriotioNOLE

The George Washington University GWorld

Arizona State Universiy ASU Fit

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Participating Universities