Hackfest is an exhilarating experience for the teams that compete. You show what you can build to some pretty big players in tech, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun. 24 hours, dozens of amazing ideas, and a $10,000 prize for the winner.

The Details

July 9-10, 2016
Facebook HQ, Menlo Park

Questions? Please email hackfest@greylock.com

2016 Judges

2015 Judges

2014 Judges

2013 Judges

2012 Judges


Grand Prize


Second Prize

Round trip flights to any U.S. city + Airbnb credit

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

We welcome teams of up to four university students to apply. Spring 2016 graduates are eligible as long as one teammate is enrolled in college for Fall 2016. High school teams may be accepted in special cases.

How many teams will you accept?

We will accept 45 teams.

What can we build and when can we start working on our project?

You can work on anything you’d like but we ask that you wait until the official start of the hackfest to begin your project.

Will you guys have any hardware onsite?

We will not have hardware onsite. However, if your hack requires hardware, we will reimburse your team up to $50 if you bring a receipt.

What if I don’t have a team?

If you don’t have a team, you may apply as an individual applicant. However, priority will be given to team applications therefore we strongly recommend that you apply as a team.

What do you look for in teams you accept?

We look for talented teams with a keen passion for building cool stuff. Bonus points if you’ve won hackathons before!

How will our project be judged?

Your hack will be judged based on five different criteria: level of difficulty, aesthetics, originality, usefulness, and your project’s “WOW factor.”

When is the deadline to apply?

All applications are due by Sunday, June 26th 2016. We will let you know if your team is accepted by July 1st.

Questions? Please email hackfest@greylock.com