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.

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Prizes

$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

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

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.

Judges

Adil Adi

Adil Adi
Executive Chairman, WorldLink

Don Relyea

Don Relyea
Chief Innovation Officer, US Bank

Barjis Ghadially

Barjis Ghadially
Chief Executive Officer, WorldLink

Mathew Pulickel

Mathew Pulickel
Chief Executive Officer, Inspired Intellect

Brian Monteiro

Brian Monteiro
Chief Analytics Officer, Inspired Intellect

Sanil Chawla

Sanil Chawla
Chief Executive Officer, Slingshot

Zachary Eisenhauer

Zachary Eisenhauer
Chief Operating Officer, Agglo

Afshad Mistri

Afshad Mistri
Healthcare Technology Innovator

Neelan Veloo

Neelan Veloo
Associate, Human Capital

Anke Liu

Anke Liu
Community and Events Manager, Stellar Development Foundation

Tyler van der Hoeven

Tyler van der Hoeven
Ecosystem Engineer, Stellar Development Foundation

Lizzie Siegle

Lizzie Siegle
Developer Evangelist, Twilio

Suhaib Ishaque

Suhaib Ishaque
Embedded Software Developer

Judging Criteria

  • Technical ability (50%)
    How technically complex is the project?
  • Creativity (25%)
    Is the idea original, or have we seen it before?
  • Impact (15%)
    How impactful will this project be in the real world?
  • Presentation (10%)
    Was the product presented in a visually appealing way (both design and pitch)?

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