Charity Gift Market wins Not-a-Hackathon Summer Camp Sleepover at Novotorium - Technical.ly Philly

Jul. 2, 2012 9:00 am

Charity Gift Market wins Not-a-Hackathon Summer Camp Sleepover at Novotorium

Charity Gift Market, the e-commerce marketplace for nonprofits, won Seed Philly and Novotorium‘s Not-a-Hackathon Summer Camp Sleepover last week. Charity Gift Market, the ecommerce marketplace for nonprofits that Technically Philly profiled earlier this year, beat out nine other startup teams to win $1,000. Total prize money was $3,000 with $2,000 going to the participants that […]

At a Novotorium hackathon last summer.

Charity Gift Market, the e-commerce marketplace for nonprofits, won Seed Philly and Novotorium‘s Not-a-Hackathon Summer Camp Sleepover last week.

Charity Gift Market, the ecommerce marketplace for nonprofits that Technically Philly profiled earlier this year, beat out nine other startup teams to win $1,000. Total prize money was $3,000 with $2,000 going to the participants that helped the winning team — after a little public back-and-forth before the event. (Clarification: We previously referred to the “participants that helped the winning team” as “mentors,” but there were also mentors at the event who were not on any specific team and instead helped several teams, so we changed the language.)

The winning team was the one that made the most progress over the 36-hour event at Novotorium’s headquarters in Langhorne, Pa. Charity Gift Market planned to work on improving its website, according to Novotorium’s blog.

The Not-a-Hackathon contest was the only event that remained after business incubators Seed Philly and Novotorium canceled their Entrepreneur Summer Camp programming due to low interest.

Updated 7/2/12 4:12 p.m.: For a more thorough rundown of the event, check out this Novotorium blog post.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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