REGISTRATION

Join the first US wide cellular agriculture hackathon. We are creating a space for students to collaborate with and learn from industry leaders to help tackle some of the hurdles the industry is facing. This event is open to graduate and undergraduate students with diverse skills and interests! Interested individuals are highly encouraged to apply using the registration link below. The event will be virtual for most participants. Individuals located in the Bay Area have the option of attending in-person!

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATION TIMELINE

1st round: Apply through the registration form

2nd round: Upload 30 second video introducing yourself and your interest in this event (opens 10/01/21)

3rd round: Create a team of four and choose the hackathon track that you will compete in (open at 11/1/21 - 11/15/21)

FORMING TEAMS

To meet other potential team mates, you can reach out to participants after watching their introductory video or you can join our speed-meeting/ networking event (date tbd). If you do not request particular team mates, we will place you in a team that we believe to be a good fit. 

You may want to choose team mates with a diverse set of backgrounds, skill sets, and interests to best tackle the hackathon prompt. You may consider choosing team mates in the same geographical location to allow for in-person meet-ups.

INFO SESSIONS

We will be hosting two info sessions that will give a more detailed overview of the event and allow you to get answers to any of your concerns or questions.

HACKATHON TRACKS

We are offering three hackathon tracks that are each judged separately. We have a limited number of industry mentors, so we will be matching teams with mentors based on background, skills, and interests. You do not need an industry mentor to compete in Track 1 and Track 3.

Track 1: Create a scientific communication platform to elucidate some of the mysterious and misunderstood aspects of cell cultured food. 

Track 2: Work with a specific industry mentor and design an advertising strategy and campaign to promote a novel product to a specific target audience. 

Track 3: Work with industry mentors or on your own to develop a proposal for an underutilized resource that could benefit and improve the cell culture food production process.