MyMoneyAppUp, a mobile app idea contest launched by the U.S. Treasury Department back in June, has just announced it’s judges, featuring professionals from Google, Facebook and Harvard. The contest calls for ideas and designs of apps that could “help Americans control and shape their financial futures.”
More specifically, here’s the official list: Chris Bishko (Director, Investments at Omidyar Network), Jean Chatzky (personal finance journalist), Katie Burke Mitic (Director, Platform Marketing at Facebook), Sendhil Mullainathan (Professor of Economics at Harvard, Founder of ideas42), Carol Realini (author) and Jonathan Weiner (Business Development, Payments at Google).
Since ideas and rough designs are all that are needed from entrants, the concept is key and you wont need to be a programmer to win. As for the winning idea, it will bring home a cool $10,000 dollars.
Here’s what you’ll need to do, if you’re interested:
1. Submit a 3-5 page proposal, a brief summary, and an image describing your app though Enter a Submission tab. Click here for a downloadable template of the proposal.
2. Full instructions and a link to the Rules are on the Enter a Submission tab.
3. Submission period ends on August 12th.
1. Go to the IdeaBank website.
2. Enter your ideas for new apps in 140 characters or less.
3. Submission period ends on August 1st.
For more, check out the contest website below:
Featured image by PS-OV-ART Patty Sue O’Hair-Vicknair, Artist