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TechPoint S.O.S. Challenge

June 14, 2021 - July 23, 2021

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TechPoint is launching its 2021 S.O.S. Challenge. Students will gain knowledge on product development, go-to-market strategy, and how to pitch to investors in this 6-week program.

Interested in participating? Simply apply to S.O.S. by clicking this link. Applications are due April 15 and coursework runs from June 4-July 23. Portions of the go-to-market strategy and the investor pitch curriculum will be provided by Elevate Ventures.

Winners of the S.O.S. Challenge will have the opportunity to participate in the Fall 2021 Regional Nexus Pitch Competitions.

All students will:

  • Gain portfolio experience needed to take their next career step
  • Be coached by industry professionals and build relationship with the Indy tech community
  • Earn a $500 stipend for completing the program, and
  • Have a chance to share in prize money!

Applicants must be 18 years or older. Priority will be given to students from TechPoint Member Universities in Indiana + Graduates from Eleven Fifty Coding Academy and those in Eastern and Central time zones that allow for collaboration. This program is targeted toward rising sophomores and juniors as well as Eleven Fifty Coding Academy graduates who have graduated in 2020 or 2021 and have yet to obtain a full time position in tech.

Projects will require people with both technical and business skills including those listed below:

• Software Engineering/Development
• Data Science
• UX Design
• Product Management
• IT/ Cybersecurity
• Sales
• Marketing
• Graphic Design
• Business Analyst
• Project Management