Illinois Institute of Technology – Idea Shop

3440 S Dearborn St Suite #050

United States

Canada – US Hackathon

 “Make North America Trade Again” 

February 26TH-28th,  2016 AT 5:30pm

For the 1st time ever, the Department of Homeland Security, State Department, the US Chamber of Commerce, Dickinson-Wright and have come together with the Tech Community in Chicago in order to develop APIs which will allow entrepreneurs to develop software solutions in order to simplify the importing/exporting process.


Canada and the U.S. have pursued significant initiatives that promote exports and cross-border investment, as well as negotiated trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and most recently in the news the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to open new markets.  These efforts have resulted in more companies than ever engaged in cross-border trade.  However, these increased volumes of trade require enhanced electronic platforms to serve all cross-border companies – that is, from large multi-nationals to small-and medium-sized entities.

Your task for this challenge will require you to build an App (Mobile or Web-based) that will incorporate APIs to submit import/export information to the Department of Homeland Security while at the same time incorporate this information into another   3rd party program such as Amazon or or IBM’s Bluemix Platform 

Winning teams will be awarded cash and prizes totalling over $15,000


Illinois Institute of Technology – Idea Shop

3440 S Dearborn St  Suite #050

 Chicago, IL, 60616

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