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BigApps Block Party
Come one, come all to the BigApps Block Party at Brooklyn’s up-and-coming Industry City! At the first event of its kind, over 100 BigApps contestants will pitch their projects to contest judges and compete for their chance to win over $100,000 in cash prizes. The public will weigh in with a “People’s Choice” vote that culminates with a BigApps Battleground live pitch.
Meanwhile, at our Startup Campus, major tech-industry sponsors and local tech firms will show off their next generation of products and gadgets. We’ll have food, games, music, and activities for all ages and interests – stop by to see why everyone is talking about BigApps!
The BigApps Block Party – hosted at Brooklyn’s Industry City – is an all-out celebration of all things tech, with food trucks, music, games, Etsy sellers, live pitches, and more. It’s a family-friendly event that showcases the power of partnership between the City’s vibrant technology sector and the City’s vital nonprofit and civic network.
At the Block Party, BigApps teams will demo their products and compete for a chance to advance to the BigApps Finals. The top 5 “People’s Choice” teams (determined via online and onsite public voting) will also go head-to-head in the BigApps Battlefield, pitching to a celebrity panel for one guaranteed spot in the Finals.
We invite the world to come and watch what BigApps 5.0 has built. Share your favorite BigApps moments using the hashtag #BigApps on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr.
12:00PM – Set it Off
Kick off the all-day Block Party with food trucks, music, refreshments, and games in Industry City’s lovely Courtyard.
12:30PM – 3:30PM – Judgment Day
The showdown starts now! All contestants will use this time to show off their products to friends, family, the public, and evaluators in our Exhibition Hall. Attendees can cast votes in the “People’s Choice” contest, while official BigApps Evaluators demo products and help select the Finalists (to be announced within a week after the Block Party).
3:45PM – Hear, Hear!
Public voting and formal evaluation ends; we will announce the Top 5 “People’s Choice” teams.
4:00PM – Prepare for Battle!
The Top 5 “People’s Choice” teams go head-to-head on the BigApps Battlefield! Each team has 4 minutes to pitch to our judges; the winning team automatically advances to the BigApps Finals.
5:00PM – Let’s Celebrate
BigApps Teams, judges, and attendees enjoy food, drinks, music, and games.
6:00PM – The End.
Keep an eye out on NYCBigApps.com for the top teams that will advance to the finals.
Stay tuned – We’ll be announcing our Judges soon!
Let us feature your photos, posts and tweets throughout our social media channels – use #BigApps to tag memorable moments and we will share them with the world.