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NYC BigApps

A competition that empowers the sharpest minds to solve New York City's toughest challenges through technology, data, and collaboration.


BigApps will once again tap the best and brightest minds to work together to help solve major challenges affecting New York City residents, visitors, and businesses. This competition uses technology to make the City a better place to Live, Work, Learn, and Play. 

NYC Big Apps 2014

New eligibility rules for NYC BigApps 2014 allow teams to submit connected devices, data tools, games, and other technology products, in addition to mobile and web apps, to solve the City’s toughest challenges, encouraging multidisciplinary teams of programmers, engineers, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and civic professionals to participate.

Participants have access to more than 80 mentors from tech and civic organizations in New York City, as well as six BigBuild events between May and July designed to encourage team formation and product development. A panel of BigApps evaluators will then choose up to 20 finalists, who will have an opportunity to refine their products in advance of a live judging event and final Award Ceremony in September. Over $100,000 in cash prizes will be distributed, thanks to sponsorship from tech companies such as Facebook, eBay, Microsoft, and Google. 

Submissions are due July 12th.

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Past NYC BigApps Competitions

View the winners from past NYC BigApps Competitions.

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