TechSoup to Host Mozilla Ignite Idea Jam

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This post by Susan Chavez originally appeared on the blog.


How would you improve communities if there were an Internet without limits? What difference would you be capable of making that you can’t today, if you had access to super high Internet networking speeds?
These are the questions Mozilla and the National Science Foundation have teamed up to ask through the Mozilla Ignite Apps Challenge.
Mozilla will distribute $500,000 for apps that can harness the potential of next generation (gigabit) networks to benefit the public.
Visionaries of all types – developers, researchers, and nonprofit professionals, alike – are invited to submit their ideas through the Ignite Apps Challenge.
Priority topics for app ideas include:
  • Clean energy and transportation
  • Education
  • Emergency preparedness and public safety
  • Health information technology
  • Workforce technologies
  • Advanced manufacturing

Get Ignited

Join the first phase of the program by submitting your proposed app in a public brainstorming session.

You can take part in a live brainstorming session by attending a local Mozilla Ignite Idea Jam. The Ignite Idea Jam is your chance to share your expertise with like-minded visionaries and begin developing revolutionary app solutions.
Top ideas will be eligible to win prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, register today for a Mozilla Ignite Idea Jam on August 9 at 5 to 8 p.m. Pacific time. TechSoup will host this event at 525 Brannan Street #300, San Francisco.
So join us and share your vision for making the world better by harnessing the potential of next-generation networks! 
Susan Chavez
Online Community Team, TechSoup Global