almost 9 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, don't stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow makers.

almost 9 years ago

15 minutes left to submit!

Hi all, there are 15 minutes left to submit. If you have not yet submitted at please do so now so that you are not made ineligible.


almost 9 years ago

40 Minutes Left to Submit!

Hi Launch Hackers!

Submissions close at 1 pm. That's about 40 minutes from now. Please submit with time to spare so that you are sure you'll be eligible!

almost 9 years ago

Important: Sunday Morning Update

Good morning Launch Hackers!

First, you are awesome and you will finish. You can do it – we know you will!

Here is how today's submissions and judging will work:

1) Deadline 1pm

You need to submit your entry on the Launch Hackathon ChallengePost site before the 1pm deadline in order to be eligible for prizes. We've asked you to create a draft already so that we can get a sense of the numbers of submission, but creating a draft is NOT the same as submitting your entry. Please go back to your draft, fill it out completely with a…

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about 9 years ago

Important: Saturday night update

Hi Launch hackers!

Some important info and reminders:

1) Just a reminder to start your online submission draft today, so that we know how many teams are submitting and can plan accordingly. A draft is just a placeholder; you'll need to officially submit your finalized entry online before tomorrow's 1 pm deadline. (Early judging starts at Noon for those who get theirs in by then.) FYI, once you've officially submitted online, you may still edit your entry up until the submission deadline.

2) On the submission form, don't forget to fill out your table number field, select the sponsor prizes you are applying for…

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about 9 years ago

Launch Festival Chat Room

For those of you who don't know, there's a chat room at and then click into the Hackathon room. See you in there!

about 9 years ago

Start your draft today, and Mentors

Hi, two important announcements for those in attendance at the Launch Hackathon:

1) Start your draft of your submission today so that we know about your team. To start your draft, visit and log in. Hit the "Enter A Submission" button (which you'll see after you've Registered for the hackathon). Fill in whatever details you can, but especially the name of your submission, then hit the "save as draft" button toward the bottom. You'll be able to come back and edit it before you officially submit it. If you have any questions about the platform, come to the ChallengePost…

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about 9 years ago

Quick Update from @jason

I'm super excited that we've broken 900 participants in the fifth LAUNCH Hackathon -- we're closing registration! We're done!

It's going to be epic... here's a couple of housekeeping things:

1/It's going to be a lot of fun, but this is businesss hackathon NOT a party. We're all here to learn, do seriously kick-ass work and win prizes -- as well as have a good time. 

2/No spectators: if you don't code or you don't design you will be bounced from the event. Every year a couple of folks try to sneak in to do recruiting, sales or other annoying…

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about 9 years ago


The hackathon team has been hard at work today.  Collectively, we have vetted over 600 registered participants. 

If you did not receive an email today from ChallengePost/LAUNCH you have been accepted to the event.  Congratulations, we are very excited to have you in attendance.

If you did receive an email from ChallengePost/LAUNCH you have not been accepted yet.  We need an updated profile pic and a portfolio piece we can review.

The purpose of these activities is to ensure that we are creating a best-in-class event for our valued participants and sponsors.  We have been very impressed with the quality…

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about 9 years ago

January 14, 2015

We would like to thank all of you for signing up for LAUNCH Hackathon.  We are working hard to make this the best hackathon in the Bay.  We are looking to fill this event with the best design and developer talent.  Help us out by sharing this link with all of your friends.


Thanks & looking forward to meeting all of you!