Announcing the Context.IO App Challenge!

Posted by Return Path 

Email is the data source. Context.IO is the tool. What you build with it is up to you!

Context.IO is holding an online competition for software developers. The challenge? Build a consumer app using email data.

You might wonder what you could possibly build with email data. Well, take a minute to think about all the ways consumers use email every day:

  • Storing receipts and coupons
  • Sharing photos and documents
  • Managing tasks and projects
  • Receiving notifications from other applications
  • Keeping track of travel itineraries and things to read
  • Managing relationships
  • Saving contact information
  • Collaborating with a group

What could YOU build with all that data? If you still need inspiration, check out this resources page for examples of how existing apps have used email data.

Of course you’re wondering what’s in it for you… Eight cash prizes totaling $125,000 are up for grabs, including a $50,000 prize for the first place winner.

Entries will be judged by some major players in the VC/startup space:


Fred Wilson
Managing Partner
Union Square Ventures



David Cohen
Founder and Managing Partner



Brad Feld
Managing Director
Mobius Venture Capital and Foundry Group


matt_blumbergMatt Blumberg
Author of Startup CEO
Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Return Path


The deadline for submission is September 1, 2015, so don’t wait! Visit the Context.IO Challenge website to register for the challenge and get official rules, eligibility info, and much more.

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