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How it Works Rules Schedule Prizes Sponsors Mentors Register Contact
Register for Accelerate SF 2015 hackathon. February 7-8, 2015

Designers and Developers who participate get a free pass to
DeveloperWeek 2015 Conference + Festival

Build a new startup

Participants can build any startup app idea (from scratch) over 30 hours. You can network with our mentors to get tech help and feedback - and proceed through 2 rounds of judging!

Solve Crowd Challenges

Help solve real-world problems and browse through dozens of crowd-powered or sponsored challenges on Accelerate.im! Many of these challenges have prizes specific to Accelerate Sf 2015

Build Product Add-ons

Many of our sponsors will be offering prizes specific to tech companies who build a new product feature or add-on to their existing technology during the 30-hour hackathon!

Donate 30 hours

Accelerate SF will have a list of non-profits who need design and development help. We are asking participants to donate 30 hours to help one of these non-profits solve technology challenges!

Company Prototyping

We invite companies to host mini-hackathons inside of Accelerate SF where your company team can internally hack and build prototypes over 30 hours using our facilities and lounge area! You can make the apps private or public



  • Teams can build apps from scratch (Mobile App / Consumer Web App / Business Web App) or they can build product add-ons using sponsor technology. You can also donate 30 hours to help a non-profit, but are not eligible for top 20 pitch spots.
  • Almost all hackathon prizes will be sponsor prizes. The sponsors will choose their own prizes and choose their own prize winners during Day 2 of the hackathon.
  • There will be 2 rounds of judging on Day 2. During Round One, judges will hear the pitches from all teams building on their technology and fill out a scoring sheet on each team.
  • The top 20 project teams will pitch on the main stage.

10:00 AM Doors Open

11:00 AM Main Stage Kick-off Talks and Sponsor Talks

12:00 PM: Breakout Room Idea Pitches (based on your type of project: Consumer Web App, Business Web App, Mobile App, Charity Seeking IT Help)

1:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Technical Workshops Round 1

4:00 PM Technical Workshops Round 2

5:00 PM All teams must schedule a sponsor pitch time (3:00 - 5:00 PM) for Day 2

6:00 PM Mentorship Dinner (mentors will wear special nametags, and hear team project ideas, and give feedback)
10:00 AM Doors Open

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM First Round (Sponsor Screening Round) for all participating teams

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM The 3 final judging panels:

Top Mobile App Judging / Pitches
Top Business Web App Judging / Pitches
Top Consumer Web App Judging / Pitches


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