Do I need to have an idea before the launch?
No, Come to the launch event on Wednesday 22nd October from 6:00pm-8:00pm in 1W 2.103 for an introduction to the Apps Crunch Competition. This event will give you an overview of the competition, and is an opportunity to find someone with the perfect coding or business skills to complement your own talents.
Do I have to be in a team?
Are any of the events compulsory?
No, However if you do not attend the finale then you will not be able to present to the judges, thus you will not receive enough points to win the competition.
Do I need to have any programming knowledge?
No, students will form teams with a mix of tech, design and business skills. So if you don’t have the necessary skills, someone in your team will.
The only technical requirement for the competition is a wireframe, which will show the judges the concept of your app. A wireframe is a plan of your app, showing what each ‘screen’ will look like, how the user will navigate around and what content will be displayed. We have some wireframe design software set up for you to use. For more details visit balsamiq.com.
What is the prize?
The prize for the winner is a ‘money-can’t-buy trip’ to Silicon Valley in San Francisco in Spring 2015 where you will spend a week working with Facebook, Apple, Instagram and Eventbrite. You will have chance to pitch your concept to some of the biggest names in tech, and will receive feedback and advice on where to go next
How do the presentations work?
The judges will meet before the final event and score all entries against the published business and tech criteria and decide which teams will be invited to present at the final. They may not be able to meet until the morning of the final event which we feel is too short notice for finalists so we ask ALL entrants to prepare a 5 minute presentation to deliver at the finale.
How long do I get for the presentation?
You have 5 minutes to present to the judges, and a maximum of 3 powerpoint slides and one video demo with up to 3 minutes of questions from the judges.
When does the competition end?
The apps crunch finale is 27th November 6:00-8:00pm.
Can I enter more than one App?
Yes, we allow multiple submissions. This includes one or more apps per team and you can also work with multiple teams. However each app idea will be treated as one submission in terms of judging and presentation time.
I have entered the competition previously, can I enter again?
Yes, but it needs to be a new idea.
Do I need to produce a prototype or working example?
No, you will NOT be given any further marks for producing a prototype. However if you do decide to produce one then it may help in your presentation to convey your app idea to the judges. To re-iterate, what the judges are much more interested in is a solid business plan and a well thought out wireframe.