We create innovation through our open data competition.
NC DataPalooza is a regional open-data competition that connects local entrepreneurs with relevant, clean data drawn from national, state, and local resources to develop applications and solutions that catalyze positive community and economic impact.
- Kick-off "DataJam" on May 16th: Ideation and hackathon
- 90-day DataPalooza competition: build a scalable startup idea using open data
- Final Pitch Day in September: Top three teams pitch to win seed funding!
Teams will create solutions in line with the 2015 Code for America themes:
Public safety and justice; Health; Economic Development
2015 marks the third annual NC DataPalooza competition! This year's event kicks off with a DataJam on May 16th. Learn more about our schedule.
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