Grand Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator

A 12-week Curriculum to turn your hackathon idea into a startup reality

A diverse network of both local and global mentors

Weekly guest speakers

A chance to fly to Silicon Valley for our Annual Global Demo Day and participate in a week of extensive pitch training!

Sponsored by HACKcelerator  

Amazon Web Services

Prize: $200 in AWS Credits per person through AWS Activate

Sponsored by AWS

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Fight violent extremism in order to foster peace and coexistence through technology.


-$500 USD cash prize for winning team

-From the 25 finalist teams, a top 3 teams will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges to receive a $2500 travel stipend per team to travel to London and pitch to leading investors for continued support of their solution.

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Amazon Alexa

Challenge: Best Voice User Experience Using Amazon Alexa

Prize: One Echo Dot for each member of the winning team

Amazon Alexa is providing a hardware lab, there will be a limited number of Echo Dots available for rent. If you wish to incorporate Alexa and are worried about not getting a device, you can bring your own device from home or test using

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Challenge: Best use of Amadeus API’s

Prize: $200 Visa Gift Card per winner


Sponsored by Amadeus


Challenge: Best use of Satori

Prize: $2500 + a bag of swag for each team member

Sponsored by Satori


Prize: The Grand Prize Winning Team will Receive 3 months of access to the Ubidots IoT Lab Platform.


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Actions on Google

Challenge: Best app for the Google Assistant on Google Home, Android phones and the iPhone.

Prize: Google Home Device (1 per team member)


Sponsored by Actions on Google

Prize: 5000 free API calls to all attendees and the grand prize winner will receive 5000 free API calls a month for one whole year


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Operation Code

Challenge: Build a technical solution for connecting the military community together.

Prize: Lunch meeting with Military professionals, interview with a local consumer tech startup, and an Operation Code shirt.

Sponsored by Operation Code