• Teams must consist of no more than five members.
  • Due to company liability requirements, individuals must be at least 18 years old.


Hacking will end and pitching will begin at 4:30 PM on Sunday, October 21st. After you pitch, you can edit your project until the deadline, so you are encouraged to begin your submission early. We are not able to accommodate late submissions.

We recommend you include videos, photos, or screenshots of the working product and a link to the source code (GitHub, etc.) of your project.


  • ORIGINALITY – How original is the idea? Is it simply a repackaging of a previous project or is it something that has never been done before? Projects can also blend two concepts together in a refreshing new way.
  • DESIGN – Is the project something that looks and feels polished? Is the user experience and interface smooth and well-designed?
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY – Does the project take on technical challenges? What parts of the project did your team invent, and how did you build upon existing tools and technologies?
  • ENJOYMENT – Is the project zany, interesting or just plain amusing? Will it bring a smile to the face of those who see it, whether they are adults, teenagers or little kids?
  • USEFULNESS – Can this hack be used in real life to better somebody's life? Is it enough to justify people wanting to use it?
  • X FACTOR – Did the team members meet entirely at the hackathon? Did the team overcome any significant obstacles? Is the hack ambitious? Does the hack have any "X" factors? Was the pitch particularly effective and memorable?


Abhi Arora

Founder & CTO

Will Taormina

Founder (NSL) / COO (Novvum)
National Startup League / Novvum

Rohit Ravikoti

CTO & Co-founder

Raj Singh

CEO & Co-founder
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