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SEMO Blue Hack

September 18 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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The second annual SEMO Blue Hack, in partnership with IBM, gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to develop real-world skills throughout a day-long hackathon event. Students gain direct experience by pitching solutions to real world problems, networking, improving the regional community and earning monetary prizes.

Face coverings are required. Students may register as an individual or in teams at

As part of the competition, students must develop innovative solutions to a common problem unique to the southeast Missouri region identified by local-area entrepreneurs. Students will then present their ideas in a five-minute pitch format to a team of judges for prizes. First place prize is $400, second place is $300 and third place is $200.

The pitch presentations will be followed by a Q&A. Additionally, A team of advisers will attend a working lunch to provide students additional advice in their field of expertise. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


September 18
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Catapult Creative House
Harrison College of Business and Computing


Dempster Hall
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