Do not register for this event unless you have been invited to Pinnacle 2021. If you have not been invited, your submission will be ignored.
Pinnacle invites a winning team from each of the world’s largest 50 collegiate hackathons and 5 high school hackathons to compete in an epic hack-off. This year, Pinnacle will be taking place on September 17-19 in Dallas, TX.
Our participants, who represent the brightest developers, designers, and creators in the nation, have received invitations throughout the Pinnacle 2020-2021 hackathon season. The Pinnacle 2020-2021 season has ended, and Pinnacle 2021 will be taking place on September 17-19, 2021. The next Pinnacle season will be announced soon.
For hybrid teams (some in-person and some virtual), the virtual attendees may be called called via and placed on the table using Discord or another audio/video calling software.
For fully virtual teams, we'll set up expo stations via Discord in your Discord team channel, where judges will be able to interview you from the venue.
$13,860 in prizes
1st Place Overall
$2,500 cash prize
2nd Place Overall
$2,000 cash prize
3rd Place Overall
$1,500 cash prize
Best Use of Stellar - 1st Place
$2,000 worth of XLM
Best Use of Stellar - 2nd Place
$1,500 worth of XLM
Best Use of Stellar - 3rd Place
$1,000 worth of XLM
Best Use of a Recommendation Engine
$1,000 cash + $2,000 if you allow WorldLink to acquire your project
Best Use of Twilio API
Logitech C925-e Webcam for each member of the winning team
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Executive Chairman, WorldLink
Chief Innovation Officer, US Bank
Chief Executive Officer, WorldLink
Chief Executive Officer, Inspired Intellect
Chief Analytics Officer, Inspired Intellect
Chief Executive Officer, Slingshot
Chief Operating Officer, Agglo
Healthcare Technology Innovator
Associate, Human Capital
Community and Events Manager, Stellar Development Foundation
Tyler van der Hoeven
Ecosystem Engineer, Stellar Development Foundation
Developer Evangelist, Twilio
Embedded Software Developer
Technical ability (50%)
How technically complex is the project?
Is the idea original, or have we seen it before?
How impactful will this project be in the real world?
Was the product presented in a visually appealing way (both design and pitch)?