Solve for X


Judging Process

The Expo
The virtual Expo will mimic a science fair where teams present their solutions simultaneously to a number of judges. All teams will have five minutes to pitch their solution and three minutes for Q&A with the judges. Multiple judges will see each team and evaluate their pitch using set judging criteria.

Top 5 Finalists
The Top 5 teams will be revealed at the closing remarks and will be called up to our virtual stage in front of a live crowd. Finalists' pre-recorded pitches will be presented and celebrated! 


Submission Details

Please submit your solution by 2:00 PM EST on Sunday, May 31st to qualify for the Expo component of the event. Please submit a solution on your team’s page on the Hackworks site, include a PDF of your presentation PowerPoint as well as an MP4 recording of your pitch.


Judging Criteria

The Solve for X solutions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

      • Impact and Alignment with Challenges (40%) - How will this solution impact the lives with the identified challenges?
      • Innovation (30%) - How unique is the concept of the solution?
      • Feasibility and Path to Implementation (20%) - How easily can the solution be implemented?
      • Pitch & Presentation (10%) - How well did the presenters provide a convincing argument for their solution?

Click here to view the full judging criteria rubric.


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