Race for Apps Contest Now Open

Thousands will visit Hackney during the 2012 games – make sure they use your app to explore what’s going on.

Hackney Council, Digital Shoreditch and IC tomorrow have launched the Race for Apps contest to crowdsource mobile apps for visitors, including business leaders and journalists, to use during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With millions of people descending on London next year, Race for Apps invites entries in the following five categories:

  • Finding your way
  • Making connections
  • Citizen journalism
  • Fun and games
  • Wild card

The first 8 applications we receive in each category which meet the criteria will qualify for a “lane” in the finals.

But what’s in it for you?

  • The winners will get a priceless opportunity to show off their application to 1,000 top business leaders and over 20,000 journalists at the UKTI and EXPO centre Hackney House during the games
  • Support from our key partners including developer.vodafone.com, Seedcamp and UKTI
  • Finalists will be given help linking up with angel investors and venture capitalists
  • There will be an opportunity to take advantage of local data sets

For more information on the contest please visit:  www.raceforapps.com

We are not just looking for entries!

If you would like to get involved as an investor, sponsor or become part of our final judging panel  then please visit: