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NYC's 2017 BigApps Competition Announces Winners


Four apps were announced as winners Tuesday, May 23 at New York City’s 2017 BigApps Competition: DollarVan, OnBoard, nesterly and PASSNYC: Opportunity Explorer, all of which fit into one of the three designated categories of knowledge, transportation and community resiliency.

Grand prize winners from the three categories will receive $15,000 cash, admission to the Civic Accelerator program, pro bono legal services from BakerHostetler, and discounted workshops from General Assembly. The Judges Award winner won the opportunity to pilot its app on LinkNYC tablets, located throughout the five boroughs.

BigApps is a large and comprehensive civic innovation competition, one filled with workshops, mentorship pairings, and opportunities for collaboration. With a history that dates back eight years, BigApps is older than most other startup collaboration efforts, having first evolved from an incentivized campaign to enhance open data and aspirations to diversify New York’s economy. In recent years, improving government efficiency and the lives of all New Yorkers has become BigApps' primary concern.

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