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!

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Amazon Web Services

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


Sponsored by AWS

Challenge:Create technology that disrupts the Post-Purchase Experience

Prize: One Amazon Echo Dot for each winning team member.

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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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National Environmental Health Assosiations

Challenge: Create an app that solves a water quality issue.

Prize: $1,000 cash prize and $1,000 stipend for your team to attend NEHA's Annual Educational Conference in Grand Rapids, MI to present a session and receive the Innovative App Award.

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


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