Youth Hackathon

2019 Ivy Seed Youth 

Ivy Seed Youth Programming Competition is designed to inspire young people to participate in programming and technology, and encourage them through this challenge. Students will form their own teams, complete a coding challenge in limited time and resolve the real world coding projects together.

Enhance Programming Skills

Foster Problem-solving Ability

Build Leadership & Teamwork Spirit

Increase Communication Skills



Any student in grades 7 through 11 is eligible to participate in Ivy Seed Youth Programming Competition.

Youth High-tech Entrepreneurship Competition

2019 Ivy Seed 

Ivy Seed Academy seeks to inspire young people toward entrepreneurship, business thinking and design thinking skills. This competition will simulate the process of creating a tech start-up including market research, product design, a business proposal, and a roadshow presentation. 

Think as Entrepreneurs

Build Business Thinking Skills


Teamwork Spirit

Gain Design

Thinking Skills



Any student in grades 7 through 12 is eligible to participate in Ivy Seed Youth High-tech Entrepreneurship Competition.


No previous experience is required.



Per Student

Initial Fund

Each team will have $5,0000 virtual funding as an initial fund to cover all business costs.


Overview of Judges

Ivy Seed

Instructor Team

Start-ups CEO

Business Professionals

Final Presentation



$1000 Worth Gifts


$500 Worth Gifts


$300 Worth Gifts


The Basis for Judging:



- Does the project have a clear target market or audience?

- Does the project address a clear need, problem, or opportunity and is the solution clearly explained?


Communication & Presentation

- Does the team present well?

- Does the team deliver a convincing presentation at the roadshow?

- Does the team give reasonable answers to questions?



- Does the project create a new category of product or service?

- If there are similar products or services on the market, does the project clearly and meaningfully innovate beyond those existing products or services?

- Does the project include innovations in technical design and/or implementation?



- Does the team have a credible business plan for getting their project to market?

- Does the project have a reasonable chance of success in the future market?

Ivy Seed is an online STEM coding education platform providing online coding classes and summer programs for kids 6-18. We are dedicated to providing a high quality and broad curriculum. Our program development team is from MIT and Stanford University. Presently we serve students from the United States, Chili, Turkey, China, South Korea and India. 

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