ATLANTA – February 2, 2020 – Go Studio, InComm Payments’ emerging technologies incubator, today announced its first-ever Innovation Jam. Participants in the virtual event will compete to develop innovative technology solutions that can empower older adults to more safely and easily age in place. Go Studio Innovation Jam will operate with the familiar fast pace and targeted collaborative problem-solving of a hackathon, but is open to a broader audience of teams, combining participants whose strengths lie in design and creative arts with those who hold more traditional technical skills.
“We are interested in hearing tech-focused ideas from a wide range of problem-solvers, and we expect to see teams with a diversity in experiences and skills represented. The goal is helping older adults live longer and better while maintaining their independence, and we feel those from many different backgrounds are capable of contributing to that purpose,” said Michael Parlotto, Vice President of Emerging Technologies and head of Go Studio. “Participants in our Innovation Jam will have the opportunity to create these solutions while also networking, learning and receiving mentorship and feedback from expert judges, and enjoying live entertainment and cash prizes.”
Go Studio Innovation Jam is a virtual competition open to students, tech innovators, developers, creatives, young professionals and anyone else with a passion for ideation. Teams of three to five are encouraged, but not required, and individuals are able to form teams through the event’s registration site. The event is free for participants, who will have the chance to take home cash prizes, including a $5,000 grand prize, $2,500 for second and $1,000 for third, as well as additional prizes and swag. Registration is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, beginning February 1st until March 22nd, 2021. The event will take place March 26 through April 23, with the winners announced on May 7th following a rigorous judging period.
Those interested are encouraged to visit the Innovation Jam webpage for more information and follow the hashtag #InnovateForTheAges on social media.
Go Studio Innovation Jam was generously supported by several leading tech companies who served as event sponsors:
About Go Studio
Launched in 2020, Go Studio is InComm Payments’ emerging technologies incubator. Channeling a legacy of innovation, exploring applications of emerging technology such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, voice assistants and more. Based in the company’s Atlanta headquarters, Go Studio leverages expertise sourced from a collaborative, global network of internal resources as well as corporate and academic partners. Stay in the know by following Go Studio on LinkedIn.
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