Marquette TechWeek

Marquette TechWeek is a weeklong festival featuring the 1ST50K Startup Competition, Hack & Help Hackathon, Code Studio for kids, TechFest Gala and other events!


Youth Code Camps

Kids in grades 3-6 learn how to think computationally and solve problems as they make their Finch, a small robot designed for young students with simple drag and drop coding, do sweet dance moves and navigate through obstacle courses. Students work in teams, experiment and see just how code translates into the physical world.

Hack & Help Hackathon

Developers and designers come together for a 36-hour Hackathon to create tangible solutions to technology problems faced by a local organization. $5000 in prizes and the opportunity to work with the organization to fully implement the solution are up for grabs.

Cape Crucible was the winner of the 2017 Hack & Help Hackathon.

Coders MeetUp at Coin-Op

Kick off the big week in style with a mixer at Coin-Op Cantina designed to connect tech talent and innovators with investors and mentors.

1ST50K Panel Discussion - Past Awardees

Founders of startups supported by Codefi and the Marquette Tech District Foundation’s international startup competition, 1ST50K, share their challenges and successes to assist and inspire other entrepreneurs at Codefi. Free event.

Marquette TechFest Gala

Join us at the iconic Marquette Tower to celebrate the region’s tech and entrepreneurial community, support nonprofit groups, and recognize Missouri’s best entrepreneurs.

1ST50K Startup Competition Pitch Day

Aspiring tech entrepreneurs representing over 20 countries compete for $100,000 in cash and services, and the chance to build their businesses with support of southeast Missouri. (private event) Find out more here.

Morning Star Behavioral Associates was the winner of the 2017 1ST50K startup competition.