Grand Prize - Over $75k!

  • $25,000 investment or $10,000 cash from Jason Calacanis
  • $25,000 investment or $10,000 cash from Dharmesh Shah
  • $25,000 investment or $10,000 cash from Barracuda Networks

The winning team will also get:

  • $10,000 of credits for the Google Cloud Platform
  • $2,500 in Amazon AWS Credit Lifetime free hosting from MediaTemple [ up to 2gb (dv), (gs), or (ve) ]
  • One year's worth of Dyn Email and/or DNS Services (dependant on actual needs)
  • Guaranteed spot on stage for the 2014 LAUNCH Festival

4 Runner Ups

  • 1 year free hosting from Media Temple - up to 2gb (dv), (gs), or (ve)
  • $1,000 in Amazon AWS Credit
  • Barracuda Startup Security Package at no cost (Barracuda Email Security Service, Barracuda Web Security Service, Barracuda Firewall, Barracuda Backup)

Samsung Developers

Project must utilize the S Pen SDK or AllShare Framework to be eligible to win

  • Samsung Galaxy Notes or up to $1000 (4 team members maximum, 1 device or $250 per team member)

Sponsored by Samsung  


Awarded for the top three uses of Windows 8

  • 1st Place $3,000
  • 2nd Place $2,000
  • 3rd Place $1,000

Sponsored by Microsoft  


Awarded for the best use of the NewAer Proximity Platform

  • $2,000 in Apple Gift Cards ($500 each for a team of 4)

Sponsored by NewAer


Project must utilize SAP HANA or SAP Netweaver Cloud to be eligible to win

  • Microsoft Xbox + kinect (1 per team member, 4 team members max)

Sponsored by SAP


Awarded for the best use of the Plantronics Spokes SDK

  • $1,000
  • Opportunity to demo at the Plantronics Demo Pit table for the LAUNCH Festival
  • Voyager Legend UC headsets for all winning team members. Awarded for the best use of Plantronics Spokes SDK

Sponsored by Plantronics Developer Connection

Jamboxes for 4 projects using Yammer

Project must utilize the Yammer Platform to be eligible

  • 4 Jamboxes

Sponsored by Yammer

3 Ostrich Pillows and $300 Amazon Giftcard

Project must utilize Tokbox to be eligible to win

Sponsored by TokBox


Project must use FilePicker to be eligible

  • 1 iPad Mini

Sponsored by


Project must use Firebase to be eligible

  • 1 iPad

Sponsored by Firebase

All Participants

  • $250 in Amazon AWS Credit

Sponsored by Amazon  

All Participants

  • 1 month of complimentary hosting from MediaTemple