The most epic hackathon. Ever. 1,000+ Hackers. 100+ Universities. In THE BIG HOUSE.
MHacks is the largest hackathon in the world, run exclusively for students, by students. We bring together the smartest people from around the world for 36 hours of incredible hacking.
Grand Prize presented by Hearst Automotive
Cash amount to be announced
Fly out and housing for "TechStars for a day"
Interview with Managing Director in Boulder
Multiple mentor meetings with star mentors
Entrance to Greylock Hackfest
Flights included if team members are not in the Bay Area this summer
Most Technically Impressive - Andreessen Horowitz
Solve an awesome technical challenge to win!
Best use of Car & Driver API
Best B2B Hack using a Hearst API
Best use of Parse or Facebook
Best use of iOS
Best use of Amazon Web Services
Best use of AlchemyAPI
Best venture accepting payments using Ribbon - Ribbon.co
Best use of MongoDB
Prize for efficiency/speed/strong implementation - IMC Financial
Best Healthcare Hack - Epic
Best Weather Hack - Weather Underground
Best hack that helps people recover from the unexpected - State Farm
Best use of Twilio API - Lego Mindstorms EV3
2 Lego Mindstorms EV3 valued at $350 ea.
Best use of SendGrid API - Leap Motion Controllers
Most Creative Prediction API - Google - 4 Nexus 7 Tablets & 4 ChromeCasts for AppEngine
Best use of TellApart
1 on 1 meeting with TellApart Head of Engineering
Thiel Fellowship "Under 20" Prize - All team members must be under the age of 20
A priority review of the 2014 Thiel Fellowship application
Travel and accommodations paid to attend the next Under20 Summit
Coffee meet and greet with members of the Thiel Fellowship Leadership committee and a representative from one of the Thiel Investment Funds
Best Finance Related App - Benzinga Pro
NeuroSky Mindwaves - Control apps on your computer using your brain waves.
Best use of Point.io
Winners receive a Point.io Kegerator.
- Teams can have a maximum of 4 members
- All members must be registered and physically present at MHacks
Build something awesome. All platforms accepted.
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
Polish / Design
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
How to enter
- All teammates create a ChallengePost account
- Assign all teammates to a draft submission
- Make your app (any platform is accepted)
- Produce your screenshots and/or video demo (posted on Youtube or Vimeo)
- Submit your app
- Attend the demo fair
- Wait for judging announcements and final demos