over 1 year ago

Lion City Hacks: a new hackathon for teenagers in Singapore!

Hey there!

Sam here, hope you're doing well. I'd like to invite you to Lion City Hacks, a new hackathon by the team behind SG Game Jam, on December 3rd at Red Hat Singapore. It'll be twelve hours of hacking, workshops, food & friendship in the center of the city. I can't wait.   We'd love to have you there, more details are available at https://lioncityhacks.com and you can register at https://register.lioncityhacks.com/.   Looking forward to seeing you there,
Sam   PS: the venue is stellar, here's our team visiting it last week!      

almost 2 years ago

The Finals Are This Weekend!

Hey everyone!

Hope you are well, I just wanted to share with you some information about the upcoming finals. The five finalists will be pitching their ideas at 10:00am GMT+8 on Saturday April 30th. If you're interested in watching, they will be live streamed to YouTube on our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJb8wQnp0SHsN5vyhAZgklg.

Hope to see you there,

Sam


almost 2 years ago

Congratulations to the Innovation Challenge Finalists!

Hello everyone!

We’re very excited to announce the five finalists selected by the preliminary judging panel for the next round of pitching. In no particular order, the finalists are:

  • Zarabica - a coffee business dedicated to providing marginalised Filipino youth with the opportunities to develop sustainable art literacy skills. Created by Piper Yu in the Philippines. 

  • Political Creators - an initiative to engage and educate young people about politics and current affairs through content. Created by Kayleigh Low & Noelle Ng in Singapore.

  • Weblang 2.0 - a platform to provide an enriching culturally relevant language learning experience. Created by Hanqi

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almost 2 years ago

Well done everyone!

Wow everyone! Well done!

We recieved so many submissions (much more than we ever expected) and the team is really enjoying watching them all right now. The creativity and passion you all have shown is really inspiring!

Results coming soon...

Sam


almost 2 years ago

Less than 24 hours to submit!

Hello everyone!

This is the final pre-deadline email you'll be getting from me... there are less than 24 hours to submit!

I'd like to take the time to thank everyone so far for all the work you've put into your projects. I've spent the afternoon watching a collection of pitch videos and they're super inspiring. The passion you all have put into these projects is amazing.

I'm excited to see all the projects submitted in the next couple of hours :D

Good luck,

Sam


almost 2 years ago

Final Weekend to Submit to The Innovation Challenge!

G'day everyone!

It's the big weekend, make sure to submit your pitches before Apr 4, 2022 @ 11:45pm SGT. Remember: cross-posting and duplicate submissions are also allowed.

Do DM me on Discord: Sam Poder#5022 or email me if you need any help :D

All the best,

Sam


almost 2 years ago

Ten days to go in the Innovation Challenge!

Hello everyone!

Wow, it is getting close to the deadline. Over the next ten days, I'll be making myself available on Discord to do mentoring sessions: Sam Poder#5022. If you're interested in getting support with your project or advice on how to improve it, send me a friend request and a DM to set something up :D

Good luck with all the projects!

Thanks so much,

Sam


almost 2 years ago

A (slightly-late) Friday Evening Update

G'day everyone!

First up it was wonderful to meet some of you at CodeDay Singapore :D

Secondly, I thought I'd share some famous pitch decks from big companies when they were just getting started:

You can use these as inspiration for your own pitches if you'd like!

Last but not least, I just wanted to remind everyone that if you need any help my inbox is always open. Just drop me an email or a Discord message (Sam Poder#5022).

Good luck with the pitches!

Sam


almost 2 years ago

Three weeks to go in the Innovation Challenge!

The deadline is getting closer! It's exciting! I just wanted to take the time to reiterate that if you need any help, feel free to get in touch: sam@innovationcircuit.co

Also I reminder of my updates from last week: you can submit projects from other hackathons from the last year, you can also submit multiple projects & the Discord is a get place to get support: https://discord.gg/ZC6JtMHEXC.

Thanks so much and all the best,

Sam


almost 2 years ago

One month to go in the Innovation Challenge!

G'day everyone!

This is the first of four weekly updates from me as we approach the challenge's submission deadline (April 4th, 2022).

The New Hackathon Track & Cross-Submitting

Many hackers told me they wanted to submit projects they'd worked on at other hackathons. That's awesome and you're more than welcome to submit any projects you've worked on in the last year! 

We've also added an option when submitting to join the "Traditional Hackathon Projects" track. If you check this box, we'll focus our judging on the prototype and less on the pitch to better fit the style of projects made at

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about 2 years ago

Need help with your project?

Hey!

For this week only we're offering consulations to help participants with their projects. If you need help brainstorming, creating your video etc. feel free to book a consulation meeting here: https://calendly.com/sam-poder/innovation-challenge-catch-up?month=2022-02

Thanks! 

Sam


about 2 years ago

Welcome to our first participants!

Welcome everyone!

It has been super exciting seeing the first participants joining us here on Devpost. I just wanted to drop in and say that if you need any help with anything do feel free to drop me a message through email or through our Discord (https://discord.gg/ZC6JtMHEXC). If you'd also just like to discuss your idea, I'm also down for that!

Thanks so much,

Sam