A case competition with a purpose;
Design thinking by liberal arts students.
Sparkathon was ignited by the idea that college students can and should solve challenges faced by their community through collaboration; students will experience a brief taste of how it feels to apply their everyday studies to a fast-paced day of active problem solving.
Join more than a competition
Join a family.
Immerse yourself in a welcoming community of students, professors, and mentors. This community will guide and support you and your team through the process to ensure your experience is as exciting and constructive as possible.
Sparkathon 2018 is proudly presented by Intuit, whose unique approach to design thinking inspired us to adopt a human-centered problem-solving approach. This year’s event is hosted by The Hive which focuses on accelerating the creative development of students through design thinking principles. Further support comes from Pomona Ventures, 85C, and I Like Pie.
Friday, April 13
11:30 am Registration, 85C boba tea, & Optional Intro to Ambiguous Challenges
12:00 pm Official Welcome & Snack
12:30 pm Prompts Released: Begin Working!
1:30 pm In-N-Out & Chipotle! Continue discussing with a change of scenery
2:00 pm Meet with Mentors
2:30 pm Revise Plan
3:00 pm Start Prepping Pitches
4:00 pm Pitches
5:30 pm Awards!