The organizers of the 14 top university hackathon in North America battle for votes from the judging panel, and ultimately the $25,000 sponsorship from a16z.

If you missed it last year, the way we do Battle of the Hacks is different from other hackathons you might have been part of. We bring together the 14 top university hackathon organizers in North America. Each puts together a team of their four top engineers. These four-person teams compete for votes from the judging panel, and ultimately the $25,000 sponsorship we put up for a hackathon to be hosted at the winning school.

Schedule of Events for Battle of the Hacks v 4.0 at Andreessen Horowitz HQ

Saturday, June 24th 2017

11:30am - Sign in | Lunch

1:00pm - Welcome & Intro

1:20pm - Debate

1:40pm - Hacking Begins

6:00pm - Dinner

9:00pm - Dessert

Sunday, June 25th 2017

12:00am - Midnight Snack

6:30am - Breakfast

11:30am - Hack Submissions Due | Lunch

12:00pm - Presentations

2:15pm - Discussion with Vijay Pande a16z General Partner

3:15pm - Judging & Awards

3:30pm - End - Thank You!

Details for Hackers

Contacts: Wahab Owolabi

Wifi: a16zhack PW: a16zhack

Social Media: @a16z #a16zBattle


Hackathon Sponsors


$28,000 in prizes

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Arquay Harris

Arquay Harris
Engineering Manager / Slack

Sanketh Katta

Sanketh Katta
Co-Founder / Smart Car

Josh Cincinnatti

Josh Cincinnatti
Platform Engineer / Lyft

Avesh Singh

Avesh Singh
Software Engineer / Cardiogram

Grace Chang

Grace Chang
Product / UnifyID

John Britton

John Britton
Education Liaison / Github

Judging Criteria

  • Best Hack

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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