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$27,620 in prizes
Most Technically Challenging
Flights to the city of your choice for the team.
Dinner for the team at a Michelin-starred Restaurant.
Concert tickets of your choice for the team.
Best First Time Hackathon Hack
At least 50% of team has to be new to hackathons.
Dell venue 10 tablets to the team - provided by MLH
TreeHacks Health: Best Mobile Health App
Muse Headbands for the team
TreeHacks Health: Best Big Data Hack - Sponsored by Oscar Health
23andMe Kits for the team
TreeHacks Health: Best Wearables Hack - Sponsored by Misfit Wearables
Misfit Shines for the team
TreeHacks Health: Mental Health Innovation Prize - Sponsored by Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Pebble Time Round or Pebble Time Steel Smartwatches for the team.
Best Social Impact Prize - Sponsored by GoodHacks
First Prize: Lunch with Stanford President Hennessey + $400 to a charity of your choice
Second Prize: Coaching with Shannon Farley & Tour of Fast Forward + $400 to a charity of your choice
Best Use of Microsoft Technology - Sponsored by Microsoft
Microsoft Band v2, Microsoft iOS Kit for Raspberry Pi 2
Most Thoughtful with Security in Mind - Sponsored by Netsuite
Hero 4 with Accessories, FitBit Flex, Philz Coffee, Dylans Candy, Williams and Sonoma Gift Card, NetSuite Gear
Best Use of IBM Bluemix - Sponsored by IBM
Parrot Drones for the team
Best Use of Amazon Alexa Voice User Experience - Sponsored by Amazon Alexa
Amazon Echos for the team.
Favorite Use of Data Visualization - Sponsored by Illumio
Syma Explorer Quadcopters for the team
Best Hack a Team Should Keep Building Post-TreeHacks - Sponsored by 1517 (3)
$1000 USD grant to each winning team.
Best Use of Uber API - Sponsored by Uber
$75 Uber credits for the team.
Best Use of Wolfram Tech - Sponsored by Wolfram
1 raspberry Pi, 1 $100 Visa Giftcard, 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro, 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform at Producer level for the team.
Best Travel Hack - Sponsored by AirBnB
AirBnB credits for the team.
Facebook's Favorite Choice - Sponsored by Facebook
Dk2 (Developer Kit)
Best Use of SendGrid - Sponsored by SendGrid
Winners' choice of prize (up to $500)
Best Use of Data Visualization - Sponsored by Qualtrics
Choice of Snowboard, Longboard or Mountain Bike for each team member.
Funniest Use of Domain.com - Via MLH
Domain.com Swag bags and Sparkfun Redboards.
Best use of AWS - Via MLH
Portable 1TB Harddrives.
Best Use of Intel Hardware
Winning team gets drones!
Tour of Flipboard's Palo Alto office & lunch with CEO Mike McCue.
Dropbox - Most Cupcakey
Sushi making set
Dropbox - Best use of API
100gb of Dropbox space to each team member.
Dropbox - Aim Higher
Choice of Samsung VR headset or Bohm wireless headphones
Co-founder of VMWare, Stanford Professor
Co-founder Pejman Mar Ventures
Greylock Partners, Former CEO of Mozilla
Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Connect
Chairwoman of ClearStreet
Stanford Professor, Neurobiological Imaging Center
Hacks that are more difficult to implement will be scored highly. Impressive architecture, technical difficulty, and solving hard problems are all important parts of a successful hack. Using more advanced technologies is also a plus.
Beautifully designed, and seamless and bug-less hacks, are impressive and rare, and will be valued as such. A fully polished product, ready to ship, and without major bugs or oversights, is great.
We want TreeHacks to be an environment that encourages highly innovative and different ideas, so we will be keeping an eye out for ideas that pique our interest or make us see the space or problem differently.