31 July 2015

RootsTech Innovator Showdown will accept submissions starting 1 September 2015

Here’s a date to put on your calendar – 1 September 2015.  From that date until 1 December 2015, submissions for the Innovator Showdown (at Rootstech with $100,000 in prizes) will be accepted. The finals will be held live at Rootstech on 5 February 2016.

The announcement states ...

FamilySearch International is looking for the next big social and mobile application that will influence not only an industry worth billions, but also generations of families—past, present, and future!

Held in conjunction with RootsTech, happening February 3–6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, the 2016 Innovator Showdown will be a global innovation competition with $100,000 in total prizes for developers and entrepreneurs with ideas and products that enable people of all ages to discover, preserve, and connect with their families across generations.

Learn more on the Innovator Showdown page.

See who won the prizes in the 2015 Innovator Showdown.

Do you have a neat genealogy-related social and/or mobile app idea? This might be your chance to make your idea into a reality!

Editor’s Note: Related Upfront with NGS post, Developer Challenge Winners from Rootstech 2014

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