Do you have what it takes to move from idea to $50,000 in just 48 hours?
GlobalHack is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that fosters talent and innovation through hackathons, bringing together developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to solve a real-world technology problem. The winning team at each event walks away with $50,000 in cash.
GlobalHack III FAQs
Starts at 7pm on December 5th
Ends at 5pm on December 7th
We are in need of a cost-effective venue in Ferguson, MO to host GlobalHack III. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you operate a venue in Ferguson, MO that you would like to offer for consideration.
Format & Project Details
GlobalHack III will follow the successful format of GlobalHack I and GlobalHack II. All teams will be assigned an identical project, the full details of which will only be released an hour before the start of the event. The project scope will be defined in collaboration with Emerson’s Climate Technologies - Residential Retail Business Unit. Participants will be asked to design, develop, and implement a new software feature for an existing Emerson product in the connected home market. Participating teams should have a baseline understanding of mobile application development (iOS and/or Android) and big data analytics; an understanding of electrical/mechanical engineering is a plus, but not required.
Who owns the IP?
You own the IP for whatever you build. The winning team is offered $50,000 in cash. You choose whether or not it's worth selling it for $50,000. Here's a recap of the winners from GH II.
By 11/6: $2.00 per person
By 11/13: $3.00 per person
By 11/20: $4.00 per person
By 11/27: $5.00 per person
By 12/4: $6.00 per person
At Door: $10.00 per person
Teams can be as few as 1, but no larger than 10. Don't worry if you don't have a team yet: go ahead and reserve your ticket now, as we provide time at the event, before the competition kicks off, to form new teams and/or join an existing team. While team members may leave the competition area to rest, teams employing unlisted remote workers will be immediately disqualified.
Free food and drinks will be provided throughout the weekend - except dinner on Saturday - to keep you focused on building the best prototype possible.
Free, on-site parking will be available.
Free, wireless net connection will be available.
We are working to secure reduced rates for a nearby hotel. Check back soon for more details.
If you are an accredited investor and/or connected with an entity that regularly invests in startups (e.g. an angel fund or VC firm), you are welcome to attend for free. To do so, please reserve an Investor Ticket. Those holding Investor Tickets are strictly forbidden from participating in the competition or assisting any of the teams. Investor credentials will be confirmed by GlobalHack staff.
If you work for a media publication and are looking to cover the event, you are welcome to attend. To do so, please reserve a Media Ticket. Those holding Media Tickets are strictly forbidden from participating in the competition or assisting any of the teams. Media credentials will be confirmed by GlobalHack staff.
For general questions, please email email@example.com. For press inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.