Grand Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator

$1500 cash

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

CityConnect & BlueChilli


Our cities are changing. From transportation to work to play, the places where we spend the most time are evolving each and every day. What would you like to see from your future city? What if we took this weekend to build it?

As part of the CityConnect accelerator program, BlueChilli is looking for ground-breaking ideas that will solve an urban challenges (for example in transport, housing, or the way we work or trade).


$1500 cash

Rocket ship entry to proceed directly into the CityConnect bootcamp, exclusive to up to 30 top candidates of the program’s 500+ applicants. After the intense two-week validation bootcamp 10 out of the 30 participants will be selected for a $100,000 investment and invited to join a world class 6-month accelerator program

Sponsored by City Connect  

The BlueChilli Experience

As Australia’s leading accelerator we know A LOT. We live and breathe startups and entrepreneurship every single day. Whether it is general business advice, marketing, developing products, design work, pitch coaching or preparing startups for investment. We do it all!

For the most inspiring idea at the hackathon we therefore offer our expertise and mentorship. We will coach you in whatever you need help with. Are you a startup getting ready for investment and need the know-how on how to approach investors? Do you just have an idea on a napkin but don’t know where to start? Are you not getting enough traction with you marketing strategy? Come, ask and we will help. Split amongst your team, we will offer you up to a day shadowing our team and speaking to experts and/or attending our in-house workshops.

Sponsored by Blue Chilli  


Ubidots Credits

Ubidots is committed to the advancement of IoT training, education, and research around the world. As the IoT becomes more widely used and understood, Ubidots wants to provide innovators with a no cost (first device up to 10 sensors free) or very affordable option so we deployed Ubidots credits to help imagineers launch their first connected devices. Check out Ubidots for more information on credits and how you can get started today!

Ubidots IoT Lab

Provides all the back-end and front-end ingredients to create an end-to-end IoT application for imagineers looking to deploy an solutions large and small. We packed these ingredients into a clean UI for tinkerers, developers, and businesses to deploy production-ready applications for the Internet of Things, in less than a week. Designed for deployments of around 50 devices, the IoT Lab License is perfect for small businesses and start-ups seeking quick-to-market solutions with peace of mind for scalability, user management, and customer management.

Prize: Grand Prize Winner will Receive 3 months of access to the Ubidots Platform.


Sponsored by Ubidots

The Tech Challenge

Want to just build something amazing? The judges will determine one team who has built out the coolest, sweetest tech at the hack and award them the Tech Challenge Prize.

Prize: $1500

Sponsored by Blue Chilli