To officially register for the event, sign up at bit.ly/PVHack21. Open to all middle and high schoolers (grades 6-12).

 

The Project Venture Investment Hackathon immerses students in a fast-paced, real-world business experience. Through one of three competition pathways, you'll be tasked with researching and addressing a given problem, then present your solution to industry professionals. Some pathways will require your solution to be an investment strategy, while others will allow you to propose any solution you'd like. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams in each pathway. Guest speakers will supplement this experience by offering insights into diverse business topics, careers in business, and the importance of financial planning. Please visit projectventureusa.org for more information about Project Venture and the 2021 Investment Hackathon (further details will be posted soon).

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$1,800 in prizes

FIRST PLACE - $500 Cash Prize (2)

Win the Project Venture Investment Hackathon and take home a $500 Visa Gift Card!

SECOND PLACE - $200 Cash Prize

Win second place in one of the pathways and take home a $200 gift card!

SECOND PLACE - HyperX Keyboards

Win second place in one of our pathways and you'll get HyperX keyboards worth $100 each!

THIRD PLACE - $100 Cash Prize

Win third place in one of our pathways and take home a $100 gift card!

THIRD PLACE - DecidED Backpack

Win third place in one of our pathways and you'll get a backpack that includes earbuds, a speaker, a water bottle, school supplies, and more! Sponsored by Moneythink.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Age: Attendees must currently be in high school OR middle school (grades 6-12). University students and professionals are not eligible to participate.
  • Citizenship/Location: Participants from anywhere in the world are welcome.
  • Team Size: A maximum of 4 people per team is allowed. Any number below that is acceptable, but teams larger than 4 will be disqualified.
  • Technology: A working computer is needed in order to submit the report and attend all of the guest speaker conferences. Please download Zoom on your computer as all live events will be hosted on that platform

Requirements

Submissions: You will be submitting a report on ONE of the tracks that will be provided, as well as a video presentation up to 3 minutes long. For your video, please upload it to YouTube and attach the link in your submission.

Judges

Sukhdeep Chatha

Sukhdeep Chatha
AVP Financial Center Manager at Bank of America

Parag Shah
Sr. IT Manager at ICE Mortgage Technology

Hana Maass
ADP Relationship Banker at Bank of America

Michael Broughton
Founder/CEO at Perch Credit

Ellen Logan
Investor at Augmentum Fintech

Chinu Virk
VP Financial Center Manager at Bank of America

Judging Criteria

  • Report: Introduction
  • Report: Asset Class 1/Project Proposal
  • Report: Asset Class 2/Project Precedent
  • Report: Asset 1/Project Implementation
  • Report: Asset 2/Project Impact
  • Report: Conclusion
  • Video: Presentation Skills
  • Video: Familiarity with Content

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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