The purpose of the EA Developer’s Contest is to connect business-minded entrepreneurs with tech savvy software developers and to launch a business idea over a weekend.
“On February 24th, 10 Anderson students and 15 software developers came together for one purpose; launch an idea or solve a business problem over the period of a weekend. This year, the Entrepreneur Association at UCLA Anderson hosted its first Developer’s Contest. While many Anderson students have innovate ideas, they may lack the resources or technical skills in order to execute their business ideas. The purpose of the EA Developer’s Contest is to connect business-minded entrepreneurs with tech savvy software developers and to launch a business idea over a weekend. The event was sponsored by Yahoo!, Start Engine, and VMWare, and with their support we were able to attract talented software developers with $1500 in cash prizes.
While there are other events with a similar purpose such as 3 Day Startup and Startup Weekend, the EA Developer’s Contest takes a different approach. The EA Developer’s Contest borrows from concepts learned in our MBA program and combines both brainstorming and execution in a novel approach. One business idea or problem is selected by group of software developers and software developers compete for cash prizes by working to execute the best prototype…”