over 7 years ago

It’s Time to Take Your Idea or Design to the Next Level with the FinCapDev Competition

Hot on the heels of the MyMoneyAppUp App Design Challenge, The D2D Fund (D2D Fund) and the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) are proud to announce the launch of the Financial Capability Development Competition (FinCapDev). This is where you can take your MyMoneyAppUp idea or app design and see it through to a reality: a fully functioning, downloadable app. And as we did for the MyMoneyAppUp Challenge, we’re organizing the resources you’ll need to make that happen, including start-up cash from a $100,000 pool, access to valuable technology resources, access to experts and organizations in the financial services…

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over 7 years ago

Winners Announced!

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of MyMoneyAppUp App Design Challenge! 

Today at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, eight finalists presented their App Design to the panel of expert judges. Also on hand, providing remarks were Mary John Miller, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance of the U.S. Department of Treasury; Neal S. Wolin, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury; Cyrus Amir-Mokri, Assistant Secretary, Financial Institutions of the U.S. Department of Treasury; Kimberly Gartner, Senior Vice President, Advisory Services at the Center for Financial Services Innovation; and Timothy Flacke, Executive Director of the D2D Fund.

So without further adieu, the…

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over 7 years ago

Meet the Finalist App Designs!

With the MyMoneyAppUp Awards Ceremony quickly approaching (September 28 at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.), we thought we'd share a bit about the finalist apps. See below. And be sure to watch this space to find out which one wins the $10,000 Grand Prize!

 

BankUp

This app seeks to increase financial capability by motivating users to set and achieve financial goals.  It also connects users to banking services. The design leverages gamification to engage users and their social networks in identifying and achieving their goals. For example, users earn rewards by achieving stated goals (such…

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over 7 years ago

App Design Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to the following eight (8) Finalist Submissions in the App Design Challenge. These individuals and teams are now in the running for final prizes and are eligible to present their designs to our panel of Final Round Judges in Washington D.C. on September 28. Want to hear from the Finalists themselves? Stay tuned for details about our live webcast of the Event! 

For now, check out these nominated ideas in our Public Gallery by following the links below.

Winners will be announced from…

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over 7 years ago

IdeaBank Winners Announced; App Design Gallery Now Open

We are pleased to announce the winners of the MyMoneyAppUp IdeaBank Challenge!

The Grand Prize of $1,000 goes to Collin O’Rourke, 26, of Waukegan, Illinois. Collin's winning idea? I want an app that lets me enter purchases and rate/track how happy they do or don't make meover time, so I can adjust my spending accordingly.

Taking home the two Runners-Up Prizes of $500 each were... 

  • Genki Kondo, 24, of Bethesda, Maryland with the following idea: I want an app that locates people around you who are willing to trade away an item that youwould have otherwise purchased, then

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over 7 years ago

Questions and Answers from Webinar Available for Download

Thank you for your interest in the MyMoneyAppUp Challenge. If you have already submitted an idea or App Design, congratulations on a job well done! If you have not submitted, there is still time!

The members of the MyMoneyAppUp Challenge team hosted a Webinar on Thursday August 2, 2012 to answer questions. The materials are now available for download. Click here for the video and click here for the PDF.

If you have further questions, please email info@mymoneyappup.com

- The MyMoneyAppUp Challenge Team


over 7 years ago

The MyMoneyAppUp Challenge Announces Judges from Facebook, Google, Harvard & More...

The MyMoneyAppUp Challenge Team is happy to announce the expert judges who will apply their experience and knowledge to evaluating your app design submissions! Cutting right to it, the list includes: 

  • Jean Chatzky -- Jean Chatzky is an award-winning personal finance journalist, best-selling author and television personality who specializes in making money make sense. 
  • Katie Burke Mitic, Director, Platform Marketing at Facebook -- Katie Mitic leads platform marketing for Facebook, with responsibility for shaping and growing innovative products for millions of developers and businesses that engage with Facebook’s community of over 900+ million users. 
  • Chris Bishko, Director, Investments at Omidyar Network -- Chris…

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over 7 years ago

Submit a MyMoneyAppUp App Design for Your Shot at $10,000!

Thanks for your interest in the MyMoneyAppUp Challenge. If you've already submitted an App Design, congratulations on getting it done! If you've "Accepted" the Challenge or are "Following" it with the intent to submit an App Design, now is the time! You're only a few steps away from your chance at the $10,000 Grand Prize. Let’s get you jumpstarted! 

So what does an App Design submission entail?

  1. Getting started, here's where you'll submit your App Design.
  2. First, you'll name your app.
  3. Then, you'll write up a short description. Just a few sentences is enough.
  4. Next, …

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