Idea Jam Fall 2021: Get involved and solve!

Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 10:00 AM — Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - 05:00 PM
Event Details

Idea Jam = a hackathon for ideas. We start with big problems, and you come up with innovative ideas to solve them.

About this event

Do you want to learn design thinking and come up with creative ways to solve big problems? Join us virtually at Idea Jam on Friday, October 22nd from 10:00am-5:00pm (the full schedule is below; there will be breaks throughout the day).

What is Idea Jam? It's like a hackathon, but for ideas! Join other students and hack big problems with entrepreneurial ideas. No experience required. Through design thinking methodology, you'll come up with a solution for a problem. This is a great way to find an idea to apply to our startup competition.

This time, we'll be solving problems chosen by the CCNY community! These problems will fall into the categories below. We will also include a "wildcard" category for any issues and ideas that may not fit into these categories.

**The team with the best idea will win a $100 gift card for each team member. Second place will win a $50 gift card for each team member. Teams will have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 individuals. You'll join teams day of with others interested in the same topic as you.**


  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Financial Issues
  • Climate Change
  • Wildcard


The full schedule is as follows:

  • 9:45am: Zoom "doors" open
  • 10:00am-11:30am: Welcome, Challenge Announcements, Team Formation
  • 11:30am: You can start hacking with your team on your own!
  • 12:00pm-2:00pm: Mentors available for questions & support
  • 3:00pm: Presentations due
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm: Presentations & prize announcements


This is a virtual event that will be held via Zoom. Sign up here, and you'll receive the Zoom link the day of the event. Doors open at 9:45am, and we'll start promptly at 10:00am. We'll close the event by 10:15am.

**Please note this is an activity, not a lecture, so come prepared to turn your cameras on and engage with other students.**

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