What is the 24HCP?
The 24 Hour Citizen Project is an event where we connect people with community-focused ideas with expertise and financial backers to make them happen. This is an event created for citizens to impact their community directly through the pursuit of citizen-led projects. Be prepared to experience the ups and downs of pursuing your idea, the pressure of getting it done in 24 hours, and the encouragement given to you by your fellow citizens cheering you on!
The Latest Projects
COMMUNITY PROJECTS LED BY CITIZENS
EXPERTS HELPING CITIZENS
DOLLARS IN PRIVATE FUNDS TOWARD PUBLIC PROJECTS
Here’s what happens during the 24 Hour Citizen Project:
Friday: Dream it.
1.) Learn From Experts
Meet with the people in the community who know how to push your project forward.
2.) Get To Work
Your project’s direction may change after meeting with the experts.
3.) Finalize Pitch Presentation
Once your work is done, make any last minute changes to your pitch presentation.
4.) Late Night Networking With Teams
Share what you’ve learned with other projects. Be prepared to stay up late because it’s a great time.
Saturday: Pitch it. Fund it.
1.) Social Hour
The audience arrives, and gets to visit with all the Citizen Teams to learn about your cool projects.
This is what your team has been working towards for the past 24 hours. You’ll have 3 minutes to pitch your project to the Backers and the audience.
3.) Announce Winners
The Backers have a brief huddle to discuss all the pitches, and choose the projects to be funded.
The 24HCP is a celebration of community, and the willingness of citizens to care about their public spaces. Plan to celebrate together once the hard work is over!