BigBuild Queens: Perfecting Your Product

Our third BigBuild takes you to the finish line

With great work comes great rewards. Join us for our final BigBuild in Long Island City to put the finishing touches on your product. You know the drill: build, test, repeat. Then roadtest your product with BigApps technical mentors, leading policy experts, and a hungry group of NYC-based investors. All en route to our Submission Deadline in mid-July.

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Coalition for Queens @ the Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY
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BigApps is the premier showcase of NYC’s tech ecosystem. It’s a competition that empowers New York’s sharpest minds to solve the city’s toughest challenges through technology, making NYC a better place to Live, Work, Learn, and Play. Whether you’re a hacker or a maker, a designer or an investor, a novice or a pro, we provide resources that make it easy to make a difference. Come to build. Come to network. Come to win.

NYC BigApps 2014 is an initiative of NYCEDC to promote government transparency and the creation of innovative new technologies. Following NYC BigApps 2013, this year’s event is the fifth annual run of the competition and is being managed by HR&A Advisors in collaboration with Super Vision and Splash.

Event Details

9:00 AM - Welcome

10:00 AM - Welcome + Morning Inspiration (Joel Natividad, CEO and Co-founder of Ontodia)

10:30 AM-1:00 PM - Open Build + Mentor Hours


Session 1 (11:00AM - 11:30AM)

Luke Miller, Yahoo - "Polishing UX on your own and with users"

Session 2 (11:45AM - 12:15PM)

Kyle Outlaw, Razorfish - "Shredding the Wireframe: Rapid Prototyping and the Future of UX"

Session 3 (12:30PM - 1:00PM)

Tami Reiss, Pivotal Labs - "Demo This! (How to give a great product demo)"

 

1:00 PM - Lunch 

 

Session 4 (1:15PM - 1:45PM)
Jen van der Meer, NYU ITP - "Is my product a company? A non profit? Where can this go?"

Session 5 (2:00PM - 2:30PM)

Mary Hermant, BizDev, Marketing, and Sales - "If an App launches in a forest, will anybody know? Market This!"

Session 6 (2:45PM - 3:15PM)

Daniel Gulati, Comcast Ventures - "Crafting your Winning VC Pitch"

Session 7 (3:30PM - 4:00PM)
Ryan Fant, Keen Home - "Perfecting Through the Physical"

Session 8 (4:15PM - 4:45PM)
Nick Yulman, Kickstarter - "Crowdfunding Technology - Tips from a Kickstarter Community Manager"

 

2:00 PM-7:00 PM - Open Build + Mentor 'Office Hours'
6:30 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Team Pitches / Live Feedback


Event ends at 9:00 PM

 

Visit our "Mentor Station" throughout the day to get advice from BigApps Mentors:

Daniel Gulati - Entrepreneur in Residence at Comcast Ventures

Deborah Estrin - Professor at Cornell NYC Tech

Hamdan Azhar - Researcher at Facebook

Hanna Aase - Founder of Wonderloop

Jen van der Meer - Chief Strategy Officer of Luminary Labs & Adjunct Professor NYU ITP and SVA PoD

John Coghlan - Founder of DUMBO Startup Lab

Jon Mandell - Vice President at 1800Flowers.com

Mary Hermant - COO at Fresh Digital Group

Michael Chiang - Co-Founder at FitBark

Mina Kim - Director of User Experience at Adjacent to One

Nir Markus - Co-founder & CTO at OKpanda

Peter Crysdale - Founder and CEO at StrategyHack

Rohan Deshpande - CTO & Co-Founder of Fundera

 

Visit the "Connected Devices" Room to borrow the below equipment:

Tessels (with the following modules):
-BLE modules
-camera modules
-audio module
-relay modules
-ambient modules
-RFID modules
-GPS modules
-GPRS modules
-accelerometer modules
-climate modules
-infrared module
-microSD card module
-nRF modules
-servo modules

3Doodlers
Arduinos
Nomi beacons
Pebble smartwatches
littleBits kits
White Foam Core
Hot Glue
Cutting Mats
Box Cutters
X-acto Knife
Cutting Blades
Estimote Beacons


Check out all of the equipment the NY Designs Fabrication Lab has made available for our use!  A few things ot keep in mind:


1. Attendees should bring their own “disposables” i.e. glue, fasteners, sanding pads/ belts, etc.

2. NY Designs has a limited numbers of certain items, i.e. tape measure, screw drivers, drills (only 1), so we recommend attendees bring their own

3. Laser cutting work can only be done by lab techs. All work will be billed at $100/hour
 directly to the BigApps attendee.  BigApps will not be able to cover this cost.


** More info on speakers and workshops coming soon. Stay tuned! **


Let us feature your photos, posts and tweets throughout our social media channels - use #BigApps to tag memorable moments and we will share them with the world.


Rideshare with former BigApps winner, Bandwagon, to and from the event! All rides to the Falchi Building between 8:00AM-10:00AM will be 50% off (make sure you choose the 'Falchi' with map pin icon as your destination). Download Bandwagon for iOS here or Android here and for an additional $10 credit, enter the code "BIGAPPS" in the Credits menu.

 

 

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