New York Student Disrupt is an entirely student-run, daylong hackathon designed to bring high school students from across New York City together with varying levels of knowledge concerning programming and entrepreneurship. Students will work in teams to develop a business plan and end-product pertaining to a given challenge addressing a societal issue that students are uniquely qualified to solve. Students will receive feedback from mentors and entrepreneurs on their projects during the course of the day. At the end of the day, they will be judged by professionals and awarded prizes accordingly. In the interest of economic and intellectual diversity, the event will be offered to all high school students entirely free of charge. The end goal of the day is for everyone, regardless of previous knowledge, to walk away with new knowledge and drive to continue to innovate in a team-oriented atmosphere.
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