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Any student from a participating university is welcome. Absolutely no technical skills are required. In fact, we strongly encourage anyone from Business to Biology majors to participate and bring their fresh ideas to mobile app building.
Training on the Modo Campus™ engagement platform will be provided prior to the event weekends.
We encourage students to participate in teams of 2-5 students. If you don’t have a team, apply anyways and your university will help match you to a team.
Apps must be created on Modo Campus. This platform allows anyone without technical skills to create unique, one-of-a-kind mobile apps. Flexible click-and-drag screen templates allow you to incorporate any type of custom content, rich media, feed-based data and web applications into your app. To learn more about the platform check out the examples and visit www.modolabs.com
Apps must solve a need and enhance campus and/or student life. Challenge themes include, but are not limited to apps for:
Sustainability on Campus
Disability on Campus
Other: Students may suggest a challenge on their campus that doesn’t fall under these themes.
For additional inspiration, look at the examples in the home page and watch these videos of the local winning apps from a previous competition:
Training on Modo Campus will be provided to all participants ahead of their event weekend. This will give teams time to review the training and plan their apps before kick-off.
In addition, technical experts will be on-hand to answer questions.
None, apps will be created on Modo Campus™. Students who have technical skills are welcome to join but won’t need to use any programming language.
Visit your university’s website to submit your idea.
At least one person from your team should be present at the competition location at all times.
Local prize is $1,000 for the first place at your university and national prize is $10,000 for first place.
The first place winner will also be competing against other schools in the nation and will be eligible for a national prize of $10,000. Follow @modoideathon on Twitter to be in the loop of the national event. The national prize winner will be announced during the Kurogo Conference 2019 (Dates TBD). More details will be provided to the winning team.
In certain cases, your university may choose to include your app as a permanent module within the university app.
No, it’s completely free.
Students give the university the right to use screenshots of their apps for marketing and promotional purposes.
Students grant Modo Labs the right to use screenshots from their app for marketing and promotional purposes.
All participants must review and complete the Student Waiver at registration.