Pitch Your Idea, Win Cash Prizes!!! – NMTF’s Second Annual Tech Pitch Competition

Have you heard about our technology pitch competition? You know, New Media Task Force‘s second annual multi-sector, multi-university technology ideation event? Well, you have now…which is perfect, because now is the time to get involved! The Technology for Development Pitch Competition, or #PitchTech4Dev for short, encourages current university students from diverse backgrounds to explore the development field through technology. We are calling for innovative mobile, web, or other technology ideas that seek to address a specific need, whether political, economic, or social. Participants will present to a panel of industry judges […]

Photos of Innovating Mobile Technology for Development

Here are some of the photos from our first pitch competition! You can find them here as well. [gigya src=”″ width=”500″ flashvars=”offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=/photos/89843748@N07/sets/72157632022768726/show/&page_show_back_url=/photos/89843748@N07/sets/72157632022768726/&set_id=72157632022768726&jump_to=” allowFullScreen=”true” ]

Innovating Mobile Tech 4 Dev: Competition Recap

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our recent, 1st-ever, NMTF pitch competition: “Innovating Mobile Technology 4 Development!” For those who could not make it, or those who just want to relive the glory of the day, here is a brief recap: Beth Noveck opened up the competition with her keynote speech. A brief summary of her comments (paraphrased): She noted the numerous inequities facing the world: economic, social, political… There are so many problems rampant in our global community that our traditional institutions […]

Pitch Competition This Friday – Keynote Speaker

Tomorrow (at 2pm in 501 Schermerhorn) is our the Innovating Mobile Technology for Development pitch competition! Not only will you get to hear from (and network with) our awesome judges and competitors, at 2pm you can hear from our keynote speaker Beth Noveck. To get you excited, here is her excellent talk on open government and her vision of practical openness — connecting bureaucracies to citizens, sharing data, creating a truly participatory democracy. [youtube]

Pitch Competition this Friday – The Judges

Yesterday we looked at the teams and their ideas for the Innovating Mobile Technology for Development pitch competition is (this Friday at 2pm!); today we take a closer look at our panel of judges. You can find proper biographies and associated links here, so instead of repeating our words we wanted to share their words! Robert Fabricant – frog design [youtube] Christopher Fabian – UNICEF Innovation Unit [youtube] Matt Berg – Earth Institute [youtube]