A hackathon to help combat malfeasance and fight fraud waste and abuse in the public sector.

D&B will provide access to its trove of data through their API, as well a suite of partner data sets and API’s. We’re looking for a few great developers and designers to create innovative solutions that help our government prevent fraud and catch bad actors. We'll take over the sweet offices of Microsoft in Chevy Chase, MD for the weekend.

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  • Submissions must be software tools that use the D&B Datasets found at http://developer.dnb.com/
  • Submissions may be any kind of software tool, be it for the web, a personal computer, a mobile handheld device, console, or any software platform broadly available to the public.
  • If the software tool is not accessible by the Administrator and Judges for review purposes via the web with a URL, a link to a video of the working tool may be submitted. In such case, the Administrator has the right to request access to the Submission in person or via any reasonable manner to verify any criteria about the software tool.
  • A Submission may be disqualified if it does not function as expressed in the Text Description.
  • All Submissions must be available for evaluation by November 10th, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT for judging purposes.
  • Once a Submission is submitted, the Contestant cannot make any changes or alterations to the Submission until the judging is complete. 

How to enter

By 5pm on November 10th, the Administrator of the hackathon (iStrategyLab's team) will send you a link to submit:

  • Entry Name
  • Entry Link
  • Entry supporting info (description, images, video)
  • Team contact information

You will be scheduled for a demo to the judging panel that night. Prizes will be awarded that night.


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Paul Singh
Dashboard.io / 500 Startups

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Eric Koester
Zaarly, Startup Weekend, (Something New Soon!)

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Justin Herman

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Steve Davis
SpaceX, Mr. Yogato, Thomas Foolery

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Jack Bienko

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Bill Pastro
VP Federal Government Solutions, D&B

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Jonathon Perrelli
Managing Director, Fortify Ventures

Ashish Jaiman

Ashish Jaiman
Startup Strategy, Microsoft

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Anita Griner
Deputy Director for the Center for Program Integrity at CMS

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Renny McPherson
Co-Founder, Red Owl Analytics

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Ida Wainschel
Director Product Innovation, D&B

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Kevin Dexter
Director Product Innovation, D&B

Judging Criteria

  • Potential to impact target audience
  • Quality, accuracy, and content of message
  • Creativity and originality
  • Potential for further development and use
  • Potential to engage and motivate target audience