Bloom (https://www.bloomstartup.tech/) is a student-led organization that aims to close the tech gender barrier in society. We empower girls from around the world and give them the tools they need to become the future generation’s inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Our program, a 4-day makeathon (July 23 - 26), encourages girls in high school to solve a problem in their community and pitch it to a panel of judges. Over the course of the makeathon, girls gain a plethora of experience in identifying problems and thinking of innovative solutions.

 

Please register through our Google Form: Registration Form

Participant Guide and Rules

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$22,230 in prizes

1st Place

$200 in cash given through Venmo or Check

2nd Place

$150 in cash given through Venmo or Check

3rd Place

$100 in cash given through Venmo or Check

Best Code

$50 in cash given through Venmo or Check

Best Design

$50 in cash given through Venmo or Check

SashiDo-Sponsored Prize

SashiDo is a serverless API development platform with scalable json rest and graphql apis. Winners will receive SashiDo Credits and an internship at Sashido.

Framer 24-Month Subscription

Framer is an efficient and innovative prototyping tool that doesn't require coding. Use it to create mockups of apps and websites you want to try out!

Balsamiq Wireframe Pro Account

Balsamiq is the company behind Balsamiq Wireframes, the industry standard low-fidelity wireframing tool.

Juara Skincare Bundle

A fusion of traditional Eastern botanical remedies and Western science, Juara is a lifestyle skincare brand with products for all skin types.

Popsocket Bundle

Never drop your phone again from lost grip, use Popsockets! This prize contains a plethora of Popsocket goodies.

Chipotle Giftcard

$100 cash value. Must be split among team members.

Starbucks Giftcard

$100 cash value. Must be split among team members.

Wolfram|One

Wolfram|One is the world's first fully cloud-desktop hybrid, integrated computation platform—the ideal entry point to using the full capabilities of the Wolfram.

Linode Credits

Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode's robust set of tools to develop, deploy, and scale your applications faster and easier.

Bugsee Credits

Bugsee allows developers to see what led to bugs and crashes in live apps and eliminates the difficult, time-consuming task of bug and crash reporting.

Magoosh

Affordable, effective, and enjoyable online test prep for the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, IELTS, and Praxis. Get a better score, guaranteed!

Devpost Achievements

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Eligibility

  • Participants: Bloom is only available to womxn in high school. As for middle-schoolers and college students, please email us at bloomstartup2020@gmail.com. We will accept you on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Countries: All

Requirements

Round 1:

  • PITCH VIDEO (max 5 mins): Students must create a pitch video to showcase their startup idea and must include 
    • Names of participants, state, and project
    • Purpose: Why was it created?
    • Intended Audience: Who was it made for?
    • Marketability: Will people use your product, application, etc.?
    • Originality: How unique is your idea?
    • Competitor Analysis: How is your project different from similar products on the market?

Round 2:

  • LIVE JUDGING: After the top 10 teams are selected from the first round, the pitch video will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The judges will host a Zoom meeting for each team or individual on July 26th from 5pm-7pm PST for the chance to win an award.

Judges

Paige Bailey

Paige Bailey
Google

Eugene Chou

Eugene Chou
Dublin High School

Uswah Shabbir

Uswah Shabbir
Bank of America

Susan Dworak

Susan Dworak
Real Identities

Archana Jain

Archana Jain
Google

Shivi Bhatnagar

Shivi Bhatnagar
Bank of America

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation/ Multidisciplinary
    Projects will be graded out of 4 for this requirement
  • Scalability
    Projects will be graded out of 4 for this requirement
  • Technical Soundness/Technical Feasibility
    Projects will be graded out of 4 for this requirement
  • Delivery and Communication
    Projects will be graded out of 4 for this requirement

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