The Cox Business Hackathon is designed to connect Tulsa entrepreneurs and civic leaders to brainstorm and develop solutions for business challenges.
The 24-hour event, HackON: A Small Business Accelerator, will take place from March 31 to April 1, 2017 at 36 Degrees North, a basecamp for entrepreneurs in the Brady Arts District. HackON participants will be tasked to turn conversations into actionable strategies that positively impact the economic ecosystem in Tulsa. A panel of local and national business and community leaders will hear the each team’s problem and strategy and determine a winner at a culmination event at the Cox Business Center on Saturday, April 1. The event will be open to the public with limited seating available.
Cox Business is accepting applications from small business owners to submit a challenge and participate in the problem-solving initiative. Small business selection criteria centers on idea quality, scalability and the idea’s revenue generating potential. Cox also will select five applicants to act as team leaders.
Applications will close at 5 p.m. CST on March 13, 2017. Cox Business will notify entrants by March 17th if they have been selected as a finalist.
In addition, HackON teams will include mentors. Cox Business will select the mentors from a pool of Tulsa business and community leaders.
“Small businesses are only as strong and vibrant as the communities and residents in which they operate,” said Chris Shipman, director of sales for Cox Business in Tulsa. “HackON gives Tulsa entrepreneurs an opportunity to engage with other influencers to address a community need and, in doing so, making Tulsa an even better city in which to live and start and grow a business.”
Check-in and registration begins at 5 p.m. on March 31. Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 1, at 8:30 p.m.
Those interested in attending the final presentation and networking event should register below. Please RSVP before March 27th to claim your free admission to HackON: A Small Business Accelerator.