We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting the region’s first energy hackathon in early November.
The 36-hour event, aptly named Power the Future will attract dozens of entrepreneurs, energy enthusiasts, developers, designers and creative problem solvers to work together to help address challenges related to energy consumption and creation. The event, which costs $10 to attend, will span two days from Saturday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 3rd at Betamore’s award-winning campus in Federal Hill. It is open to all levels of participation.
The hackathon’s agenda includes concept pitches, team formation, around the clock working, and finally product demos on Sunday to a panel of judges that will be doling out more than $5,000 in cash and other cool energy-related prizes like Nest thermostats, Philips Hue light bulbs, and even free membership at Betamore to help usher a potential team’s weekend idea into a newly formed company. Designed to spotlight the creation of apps and tools that better all forms of energy creation and consumption, the hackathon will give a voice to those who want to see change—and are willing to roll up their sleeves to contribute.
“In the past, we have organized similar events on issues related to education and transit and seen some incredible outcomes,” said Mike Brenner, co-founder of Betamore. “I’m excited to see where the innovation community in Baltimore will take us this time as they address energy challenges we face in Baltimore and beyond.”
Power the Future is presented by Constellation, a leading competitive supplier of power, natural gas, renewable energy and energy management products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States.
“Constellation is proudly sponsoring Power the Future because we realize that innovative, energy-related ideas can come from anyone, anywhere and we want to help bring some of those ideas to light,” said David Chang, Director of Web Properties for Constellation.
Power the Future gives entrepreneurs and developers the opportunity to come together to learn more about energy programs, meet new people and ultimately, better the region’s energy challenges through creative problem solving.
Attendees can register for the event at: http://power.betamore.com