The North Texas Commission and Cleanweb Initiative Launch the NTx Apps Challenge

The North Texas Commission and the Cleanweb Initiative have teamed up to launch the first ever NTx Apps Challenge!

The challenge will be a three-month competition, bringing together developers, designers, and innovators to create web and mobile applications that address the issue of making North Texas more livable and sustainable.

The Challenge is organized around various Challenge Verticals including: water, waste, energy, and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).” Prizes for each vertical are sponsored by Dallas Water Utilities, the Dallas Sanitation Services Department, Garrett Boone, and the North Texas Commission.  Currently there are $80,000 in prizes up for grabs. 

Registration is open for the free Challenge Kickoff party at the DEC, on July 24. 

“Need is the mother of all invention, and the NTx Apps Challenge offers us an opportunity to engage fresh thinkers to develop unique and innovative solutions to solve regional issues,” said Robert Kent, Director of Public Policy for the North Texas Commission and NTx Apps Challenge co-founder. “In addition to developing solutions, we are engaging and supporting entrepreneurs and keeping the region strong in technology.”

The NTx Apps Challenge winners will also get the opportunity to pitch their idea at the November Dallas New Tech with LAUNCH DFW!

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The full press release can be found on the NTx Challenge blog.

Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.