Hero City Hacks is hosted at Tim Draper's Hero City in San Mateo. We are excited to invite hackers, designers, and entrepreneurs to come compete for cash prizes and other prizes the weekend of Nov. 8-9.

There will be free food provided and free t-shirts for all attendees!

$2,000 (1st place)
AnkiDrive Race Car Kits
Evo3 Mindstorm Kits
Drone Quadcopter

Free t-shirts for all attendees!

Best Small Business Idea
Best Health and Fitness Idea
Best Bitcoin Idea

--Sponsored By--
Hero City
Buckets Academy

--Hackathon Schedule--
1-2PM: Hackers arrive (snacks and drinks will be available)
2:15 PM: Hackathon intro, sponsors introduce prizes and tracks
2:45 PM: Hacking begins!
6 PM: Dinner is served!
9 PM: More snacks and drinks available
Midnight - coding overnight - there are plenty of beanbags available!
9 AM: Breakfast is served
11 AM: Code freeze and projects submitted
11:15 AM: Judges introduced/Demos begin
12:45 PM: Demos commence
1 PM: Winners announced!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Interested sponsors, please contact us


All teams must be present during hackathon, and submit project by required time.


By 11am all submissions must be complete. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,000 in prizes

First place Small Business Challenge

$2,000 Cash
2 Months of Office Space at Hero City

First place Best Health & Fitness Idea

2 Anki Drive Race Car Kits
Quadricopter Drone
$10,000 of API Credits for Valdic
2 Months of Office Space at Hero City

First place Best Bitcoin Idea

2 Anki Drive Race Car Kits
Lego Mindstorm Robot
2 Months of Office Space at Hero City

Wild Card Prize

Anki Drive Race Car Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Business potential

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