- Nov 9 - 10 2013
- Nov. 8 Press Preview Day
- Javits Center’s North Hall
- New York City, New York
- Experience the future of technology at the premier hands-on event for fans
Congratulations to the winners of our Judges Choice and Reader's Choice awards in the second Insert Coin: New Challengers competition: DIWire and GrowCubes! They will take home a total of $25,000 to take their project to the next level.
Thank you to everyone who voted and please join us for the next Insert Coin competition at Expand 3 - details coming soon!
Engadget is proud to announce our second Insert Coin: New Challengers competition aimed at helping to make inventors’ dreams a reality. Winners receive prizes including: cash to take your project to the next level, an Engadget review and the chance to debut your product on stage in front of audience members, influencers and press at Expand NY.
The contest brings together Engadget editors, readers and a panel of expert judges to help choose consumer tech’s next great gadget. The winners will be announced on stage at Expand NY.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, the founder of Boing Boing, and editor-in-chief of Cool Tools. He was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998, the founding editor of Wired.com, and is the author of six books. His latest book is Made By Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do It Yourself.
VP Product at Aol. Co-founder of gdgt. Former Editor of Engadget. Fighter of entropy. Lover of atoms + electrons. Master photobomber. More here.
Ben Heckendorn, more commonly known as Ben Heck, is a master modder and star of The Ben Heck Show. Sponsored exclusively by element14, episodes of the show air weekly online at element14.com. Dedicated to the science and art of system and hardware modding, the show caters to a global audience of design engineers, students and electronic and tech enthusiasts. Each episode spotlights a mod of popular electronic devices and educates viewers on the underlying technology powering each project. The show is currently in its third season and has reached more than 10 million views globally. Ben is a self-taught electronics engineer, with a background in design. Today, Ben is well-known in the maker space, participating in panel discussions and as a guest speaker, with more than 120,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Hilary believes technology should give us superpowers. She is a data scientist in residence at Accel. After four years as chief scientist at bitly, she is now scientist emeritus, advising an amazing team that studies attention on the internet in real time, doing a mix of research, exploration and engineering. She co-founded HackNY, a non-profit that helps talented engineering students find their way into the startup community of creative technologists in New York City. An enthusiastic member of the larger conspiracy to evolve the emerging discipline of data science, she is also a native New Yorker and loves the city and the technology community here. Hilary is an advisor to several organizations, including Mortar, knod.es, collective[i] and DataKind. She’s also a mentor to Betaspring, the Providence, R.I.-based startup accelerator, and Techstars New York.
Peter Rojas is VP of Strategy for AOL's Brand Group and the founder of Engadget, Joystiq, Gizmodo, RCRD LBL, and gdgt.
Phase 1: Submissions
Submissions accepted: 06/17/2013 to 11:59 PM EDT on 09/27/13
Submit all of the details about your project and your contact information using this form -- keep in mind: you must not have an existing crowdfunding effort underway for this project already! Your product must also not be launched or in production currently; we would prefer that your project not have received widespread media coverage to date, but if you have already attracted attention, we will take these individual projects on a case-by-case basis.
Engadget editors will review all submissions and select 20 contenders. We will be judging according to the following criteria: Project connection on an intellectual level, Project connection on a behavioral level, Project connection on an emotional level, Market potential, Ability of creator / team to deliver it to market, Level of solution (coarse to refined), Social impact, Environmental benefits and Ingenuity. After submissions close, we will begin contacting the 20 prospective contenders the following week to confirm eligibility requirements, so please be sure to provide current and accurate contact information.
Phase 2: Online voting 10/4/2013 - 10/10/2013
After the 20 contenders are selected, Engadget will open online voting from 10/4/2013 to 10/10/2013 to let the audience choose 10 semifinalists that will appear at Expand NY and receive a $1,000 travel stipend. We will announce the slate of 10 semifinalists on 10/14/2013.
Phase 3: Semifinalists at Expand NY 11/9/2013 - 11/10/2013
On Day 1 of Expand NY: All 10 semifinalists will take the stage to give a demo and presentation of their gadgets in groups of three or four. Judges will select the top 5 finalists by their vote, and we will open up online audience voting for the Readers’ Choice award after the finalists have been announced.
On Day 2 of Expand NY: The 5 finalists will take the stage again to give a quick demo one last time before the judges cast their votes for the Judges’ Choice award.
*Please note all 10 semifinalists are also given space on the showroom floor.
Phase 4: Winners crowned on 11/10
We will crown two winners on Day 2 according to the following criteria:
Full official rules:
For the full legalese, please be sure to read the Official Rules. Most notably in addition to the above, you must be 13 years of age or older and be a legal resident in the US or Canada (excluding Quebec).
If you have questions about the contest, its rules or whether your project meets the submission criteria, please contact expand[at]engadget.com.
Good luck, and may the best project(s) win!
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