Tips for Submitting a Pitch

Get Ready for Hacks with Friends - March 2-3, 2017

Anyone in the Michigan IT community can pitch an idea for a Hacks with Friends project. The event is limited to the first 23 hacks submitted.

  • Name your pitch.
  • Describe your pitch. Briefly describe your idea in 150 words or less. This description will be published on the Hacks with Friends website with all other submissions.
  • Sell it with a video (optional) Create a short YouTube video about your pitch that is under 3 minutes in length. The more creative the better. Use it to sell your idea and recruit people to join your team. Be sure to state the problem your project will try to solve.
  • Remember the 2017 Hack Themes. Make it clear how your idea aligns with one of the seven themes for this year’s event.
  • Attract talent. You will be asked to identify the types of resources and talent you think you'll need to complete the project. Remember the non-technical team members, too! Will you need a designer? Someone who is great at documentation? Someone who excels in thinking about process? With the right people on your team, you're have an easier time getting to a working prototype!
  • Have fun!

You do not have to pitch an idea to participate in Hacks with Friends. Participants will have the opportunity to join a hack on the opening day of the event.

Remember pitches for the 2017 Hacks with Friends event may be submitted online between 8 a.m., Monday February 13, and 5 p.m., Monday, February 27.