The APPATHON is essentially a virtual hackathon, with a twist.

Who can participate?

  • Above legal age of majority in country of residence
  • College students only
  • Team required: 2 to 6 members
  • Companies/professional organizations excluded from participation
  • All countries/territories, excluding standard exceptions 



Student App Showcase: Celebrate Ingenuity

A weekend gathering of college students & teams organized to address specifically defined global challenges!

Students using a fast-paced ‘hackathon” methodology will be introduced to a global issue by subject matter experts. Students will choose a challenge to address, receive mentoring and feedback in generating an app showcase and integrated solutions, and present their app ideas to a set of judges for cash awards and recognition, all on the same weekend!

Basically, after students work together brainstorming, planning, and prototyping an app, they will create a presentation that they’ll pitch to a panel of judges during the showcase. The event concludes with the recognition of students and a celebration of all participants!

So at the TiE U APP-A-THON, you can do anything from design an app and showcase your ingenuity by making something uniquely creative based on a given theme of Sustainability Tech, and Education Tech Teams can consist of 2-6 members, and you will have approximately 20 hours to create something amazingly unique!

Hackathons, like the TiE U APP-A-THON, are a can’t-miss experience! You can learn something new, make something that the world has never seen before, and win some fantastic cash prizes!