Students attending Tech Hours
Total hours across the whole event
Winning Techathon teams
In prizes for winning Techathon teams
🗝️ Tech Hours is an immersive 1-day tech event that features a techathon and tech conference, providing teens with the experience and insight they need to solve the world's biggest problems with technology
Choose a Prompt
Create a Tech Solution
Present it to Judges
🧠 20 teams. 4 hours. 3 winners.
Teams of 3-5 will compete against each other in a thrilling tech start-up competition! With just 4 hours on the clock, teams will use their creativity and innovation to develop their very own tech start-up, utilizing cutting-edge emerging technologies to tackle a variety of prompts — all based on the UN Sustainable Goals for Development. After crunch time is over, teams will pitch their tech solution to a judge for 10 minutes, and answer any questions.
Throughout the competition, teams will face real-world business challenges that will add to their solutions, and put their entrepreneurial skills to the test! Additionally, teams will submit milestones of their work for evaluation, which will all add up to a final score.
At the end of the competition, the top 3 winning start-ups with the most feasible, creative, and globally-impactful ideas will be announced, with prizes and awards for other notable achievements.
💡 we bring the elite to you.
As the event progresses, students will have a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into emerging technologies from prominent industry figures, including CEOs, startup founders, and student innovators. Each speaker will deliver a 30-minute keynote speech, focusing on global ideas, emerging tech topics, and sharing their own personal success stories.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during allocated time slots, making it an engaging and interactive learning experience. The tech conference will cover a wide range of topics, from artificial intelligence to space exploration. Students can expect to learn about up-and-coming technologies that have the potential to create groundbreaking breakthroughs in the future.
START YOUR JOURNEY WITH US
Tech Hours is the stepping stone you need to ignite your passion for technology and entrepreneurship
Explore and delve into different emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, bionics, and more. At Tech Hours, you will not only hear from speakers, but you'll also compete against others as you solve global problems. You can expect to delve into a variety of technological concepts, while gaining insight and feedback from mentors to guide you.
Compete Against Others
In a 4-hour window, you and your group (3-5 members) will devise a viable tech solution to your given prompt and pitch it to judges, as well as submit research and prior work for evaluation. With a total of 20 teams, 3 winning teams will win $500+ in prizes, as well as the title of being the first ever Tech Hours winners!
Meet the Experts
Hear from entrepreneurs and engineers in a variety of tech industries. You can expect to learn about emerging technologies, as well as develop new perspectives and mindsets to help you drive change in the world. Want to hear from CEOs and innovators impacting the world? If so, then Tech Hours is perfect for you.
Become an Entrepreneur
As a student, you will gain experience in research, design, brainstorming, and presenting. The techathon competition puts you in the shoes of a real tech start-up and the challenges that they experience. You will develop your interpersonal skills as you work alongside other like-minded students.
Network With Others
Meet new people and build your circle with other like-minded peers that take the initiative to learn. You will have the opportunity to network with other students that are interested in technology and entrepreneurship, along with experts and sponsors within the field. Build meaningful connections through our competition and conference that will take place at Tech Hours 2023.
Worried about getting hungry? With a jam-packed weekend filled with competition and learning, we provide FREE breakfast and lunch for all student attendees while keeping dietary restrictions in mind. Catered food services will provide delicious meals for students attending.