Join us for NC DataPalooza on September 12th!

What is it?   

HQ Raleigh and Forward Impact are proud to host the second annual NC DataPalooza! The open-data competition connects local experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs to relevant, clean data drawn from federal, state, and local resources.  

This open data is used to develop applications and solutions that catalyze positive community and economic impact. This year's event will focus on using open data to spark health innovation. 

By hosting NC DataPalooza for the second year in a row, the Triangle will be recognized as a center for open data, collaboration, and entrepreneurial innovation, furthering our goal to make this region a top five entrepreneurial community in the country.


How does it work? 

We kicked off this year's competition with Triangle Startup Weekend: Health DataJam in May! The event brought together passionate health professionals, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers on a mission to revolutionize the health sector through relevant open data.  At the close of the weekend, we had six teams pitch to a panel of judges, most of which are continuing in the NC DataPalooza competition. Two additional teams joined after forming at CityCamp NC. 

The teams are currently working with a group of data coaches, as well as business mentors from the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. During the first week of August, they will all pitch to a group of experts and three teams will be selected to participate in a 30-day accelerator. 


Our final pitch event and celebration will be on Friday, September 12th in Downtown Raleigh!