SAP, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and PilotSF to Host Inaugural High School Hackathon on October 12 in Silicon Valley

SAP, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and PilotSF to Host Inaugural High School Hackathon on October 12 in Silicon Valley

Students from Across the Bay Area to Spend the Day with Top Tech Engineers, Designers and Mentors; Receive Instruction and Feedback to Design, Create and Pitch Mobile Apps for Top Prizes
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:00pm

CONTENT: Press Release

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ — High school students from across the Bay Area will gather at SAP’s Palo Alto campus this Saturday, October 12 to participate in the first-ever NFTE-PilotSF High School Hackathon, sponsored by SAP.

Over the course of one day, students will design, create, and pitch their app for the chance to win prizes, including $1,500 for first place. Students will receive mentoring throughout the day from volunteers from top technology companies and entrepreneurs as well as Computer Science students from Stanford University and UC Berkeley.

Entrepreneurship education is a fundamental tool for creating an ongoing cycle of learning and innovation that will bring sustainable job creation and re-creation. NFTE, PilotSF and SAP join in support of this important mission, and with this inaugural high school hackathon aim to promote intensive collaboration on an innovative software project in an environment that is educational, social and competitive.

Additional details follow:

NFTE-PilotSF Hackathon, sponsored by SAP
No matter what skill level students arrive with, each will be given the tools and guidance to take their idea from concept to reality before pitching their product to their peers and a panel of judges to win a variety of prizes.

Saturday, October 12th
9:00am to 6:00pm

SAP Palo Alto
3410 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304

Press are encouraged to attend and cover this event.  Please RSVP in advance to the Press Contacts listed below.

About SAP:
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 248,500 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit

About NFTE:
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures. Since 1994, NFTE Bay Area has reached more than 12,000 students from low-income communities with impactful entrepreneurship education, job readiness skills building, and connection to the business community. In the 2013-2014 academic year, we plan to serve more than 1,000 students from 19 high school across the Bay Area. For more information, visit

About Pilot:

Pilot is a national organization focused on giving students the ability to turn their ideas in real apps and products. We believe that with today’s resources, no student should feel that they don’t have the tools to make the products they believe should exist. To accomplish this, we’re pairing these students up with mentors from the top companies across the US and in their local area. We want to demonstrate how innovative and creative students can be, and how what we are learning today will shape our futures. For more information, visit


For more information, press only:
Scott Behles, SAP, +1 (917) 494-2009,, PDT

Alyssa Miller, NFTE, (973) 615-1922,, EST

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