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.


- Teams can have a maximum of 4 members

- All members must be registered and physically present at MHacks


Build something awesome. All platforms accepted.

Hackathon Sponsors


$31,760 in prizes

Grand Prize presented by Hearst Automotive

Cash amount to be announced
TechStars package
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

Second Prize

Third Prize

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 (3)

4 iPads

Best use of Amazon Web Services

Best use of AlchemyAPI

Best venture accepting payments using Ribbon -

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

Winners receive a Kegerator.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

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


Dave Fontenot

Raj Vir

Raj Vir

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Originality
    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?
  • Technical Difficulty
    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?

Tell your friends

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.