National Hackathon Brings Underrepresented Students Together to Create Startups

#1 ranked undergrad entrepreneurship program lends its resources for the four-day virtual hackathon

4 Day Founder (4DF) is launching its inaugural national four-day startup hackathon on February 18–21, 2021 in partnership with the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (WCE). The event will take place virtually for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) college and university students across the nation to participate in. In just a weekend, selected students will experience developing an idea into a startup.

“This is a chance for us to build partnerships with other schools and come together to support future BIPOC entrepreneurs,” Viviane Nguyen, Lead Organizer of 4 Day Founder and a WCE alumni, states.

The four-day event will be supplemented with Seminars and Panel Discussions with experienced entrepreneurs and will culminate in a virtual pitch competition for The Grand Prize. Interested college students can fill out an application on the event website. For more information, please contact 4 Day Founder at 4dayfounder@gmail.com.

All proceeds and donations will go towards a Founder Investment Fund for small businesses and startups that are majority owned (51% or more) by one or more BIPOC founders. For those interested in getting involved, whether by volunteering, mentoring, donating or sponsoring, further information can be found on the website.

“With the on-going pandemic, this is the perfect time for new ideas and innovation,” Amanda Moya, Program Manager at WCE says. “We can’t wait to see what the students come up with.”

About 4 Day Founder (4DF)

4 Day Founder is a national four-day startup hackathon event for BIPOC college students interested in entrepreneurship. 4 Day Founder’s mission is to support racial equity in entrepreneurship & offer resources to future BIPOC entrepreneurs across the nation. Visit www.4dayfounder.com for more information and follow 4DF on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.

About the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (WCE)

The Wolff Center, part of the Bauer College of Business in Houston, Texas, is the nation’s #1 ranked undergrad entrepreneurship program by The Princeton Review. The program prepares students to assume leadership roles in the business world, teaching them how to run their own business from the inception of an idea through its implementation. Visit www.bauer.uh.edu/wce for more information.

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National 4-day startup hackathon for BIPOC college students, hosted virtually on March 11–14, 2021. 4dayfounder.com

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National 4-day startup hackathon for BIPOC college students, hosted virtually on March 11–14, 2021. 4dayfounder.com