Calling all hackers, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, and designers!
You can’t get much more all- american than baseball and the Atlanta Braves are a favorite in this city. Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 15 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title.
Which is why we couldn’t be more excited to announce a collaboration between Atlanta Tech Village and the Atlanta Braves! This collaboration is the first of it’s kind between an Atlanta sports team and our thriving tech ecosystem. Our hope is that our partnership with the Braves will be a community driver that will continue to connect not only our city’s startups, but also create further connections between startups and large, classic Atlanta brands like the Braves in a really fun and tangible way.
We are kicking off this partnership with the Braves App Challenge. This three day event will bring the tech community together to help improve and redesign the Atlanta Braves fan experience. YOU can contribute to creating the greatest sporting experience in the Southeast! The winning team will take home $5k and a VIP Braves fan experience including watching batting practice.
Anyone can participate and we hope to see lots of talented and creative folks sign up.
We want this collaboration between the Village and the Braves to be inclusive of the entire Atlanta ecosystem, not just Village members. When talking about the larger goal of positioning Atlanta as a Top 5 tech hub in the US, a win for any of us becomes a win for all of us. Unity in building our tech community is essential and our collaboration with the Braves not only introduces some creative ways to bring us together, it also provides a very large platform for raising awareness of our footprint in Atlanta. And, we all may just get a better ball game experience. =)