One of the elements of successful startup communities is a vibrant ecosystem of community events. From first time entrepreneurs to professional investors these events must engage the entire entrepreneurial stack. Whether it’s hackathons, open coffee clubs, or accelerators these events help foster community engagement and drive startup communities. We have many such events here in Colorado, but we’re beginning to see an emergence of events within the collegiate level. The CU Boulder Mobile Apps Challenge is one such event.
For the past two years, the Mobile Apps Challenge (MAC) at CU-Boulder has been a great playground for Computer Science students who are interested in developing applications for mobile devices. The competition not only allows students to sharpen their technical skills but also cultivates in them the entrepreneurial spirit. Erudio, an iOS app that helps students better manage their school schedules, won first place out of twelve submitted apps at the last year MAC and is now available on the App Store. Its two young co-founders also started their own mobile/web consultancy firm called Monospace Ltd while finishing their undergraduate years.
Continuing the tradition, the Computer Science Undergraduate Advisory Committee (CSUAC) proudly announces its 3rd annual Mobile Apps Challenge. This two-round event will be happening on March 15th and April 12th with the participation of student teams from across Colorado including CU-Boulder, Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Denver, and Colorado School of Mines.