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The virtual Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Hackathon Challenge challenges students to create solutions to real problems facing an entrepreneur. Each challenge features a different startup organization and an issue that they face. All DePaul undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges are eligible to apply to compete for a share of more than $7,000 in scholarships.
Participating in the challenge will allow you to earn scholarship money while collaborating with start-ups to solve real-world problems.
The challenge consists of three rounds:
Thirteen DePaul students were split into teams to come up with a marketing strategy for local business Danie’s Detox Drinks, founded by Danie Marshall, a graduate of Sunshine Enterprises’ Community Business Academy.
“Through this challenge, you learn to support a growing company and get to know their story and challenges. The CEC Hackathon gave me that experience with Fashion Masks LLC. I was able to work closely with the client and a team to pitch feasible and creative solutions. I built up some innovation muscle and got some quick ideation and collaboration reps in with other entrepreneurial spirits.”