The Central Valley's largest tech competition is coming to Bakersfield!
Prepare for an epic, 59-day competition. You’ll have nearly two months to take your idea off the shelf, build something magnificent, and pitch it. It’s a marathon. A fun marathon.
Throughout the competition, we’ll give you plenty of opportunities to learn and brainstorm through our speaker series, #FreakingBrilliant. Want to hear from past competitors? We’ve got you covered. Nervous about how to pitch? Covered too.
It will all culminate in the Grand Expo, a huge two-day event during which you’ll showcase your product to the community and pitch it to our panel of judges. First, second, and third place teams in BOTH tracks will take home cash prizes.
There are two tracks:
No Code: Take your idea and build it from scratch. Once the clock strikes 12:01 am on September 7th, you can write your first line of code!
In Progress: Maybe you have a project that you partially built out a few years (or even months) ago! Dive back in and compete in this category.
First place teams in BOTH tracks will take home $10,000!!!
Second place teams in both tracks will take home $5,000
Third place teams in both tracks will take home $2,500
Competition Rules - Check out our rules for the competition here.
The Grand Expo is here! - Saturday, 11/16
The big day is finally here! Over 20 teams are ready to show off what they've built in 59 days.
You'll see each team present their products at their booths during The Arena and hear the finalists pitch from the stage to a crowd and our panel of judges.
At the end of the day, we'll see who walks away with the two, $10,000 grand prizes! We'll also hand out second place cash prizes, third place cash prizes, and a $1,000 People's Choice Award.
Location: World Records (2815 F St, Bakersfield, CA 93301)
The Arena: 12pm
Finalist Pitches: 2:45pm
Awards Presentation: 4:30pm
This is a huge day for the community of Kern County to support these entrepreneurs and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter for technology in Kern County!
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