Announcing the 2018 Mobile Appathon Contest

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Your Chance to Design or Build the Next Breakthrough App!

The First Place winner will receive a $400 gift card plus recognition @ the IMSA Graduation Celebration.

Open to all platforms, this contest focuses on the exploration of innovative ideas that address the practical problem of personal, business, environmental, civic or social significance through mobile technology. Winning ideas ought to be realistic within the technology and economic landscape over the next one to three years. You are encouraged to employ design thinking methodology during the ideation process. Both individual and team entries (up to 4 students per team) are allowed. The Appathon is co-sponsored by PG&E and the College of Business.

All SF State students are invited to join the challenge!

Individual and team entries are allowed, though at least one member must be an SF State student. A representative from PG&E will present the award certificate and $400 prize in a gift card to the winning entry.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration and PowerPoint Submission Deadine: Saturday, May 19, 11:59 p.m. PST
  • Appathon team presentation: Monday, May 21, SF State Downtown Campus, room 613, 6–9:15 p.m.; judges will be present at the presentation

Complete details and deadlines available at