In addition to the prizes below, ALL hackers receive the following:

The chance to showcase your innovations to FOUNDER.org, a non-profit foundation that believes in and supports young entrepreneurs who want to change the world.

consideration for inclusion at the Kendall Night of HUBweek, an opportunity to showcase your innovation to hundreds of people in Cambridge.

And of course, a SUPER EPIC swag bag. 


GRAND PRIZE
$1,000

+ 6 Months of GitHub Gold

 

Sponsored
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SECOND PLACE
$500

+ 1 RB4 Guitar Bundle for each team member

Third place
$250

+ Tickets to ETHEL: Documerica and Babson Arts in the Spring Series


ADDITIONAL Prizes

 

 
Sonos
 

Sonos ultimate user experience hack
PRIZE: $1,000

Sonos was founded with a single focus: create the ultimate home listening experience. 13 years and 3M households later, we've redefined the home audio and home theater markets, and we're just at the beginning. Today's households are evolving and the vision for the "ultimate experience" is expanding into realms that were never imagined. Our teams tackle this challenge every ay in how we improve our existing offering and how we develop new products that better meet the needs of our customers. So we're sharing our challenge with Hacking Arts. Where do you see an opportunity to elevate the home? Can sound be used to improve our lives? How does connectivity play a role in creating the ultimate experience?
Note: APIs will not be available, therefore not a formal part of the solution expectations.

MIT Art Patch Prize
PRIZE: $500

Awarded to the team that is best able to solve the Don Schaefer - "Maintaining durable authorship of creative works across all platforms, devices and online media" First Place MIT Art Patch problem statement. See details on the challenge here

CODEMKRS ACCELERATION AWARD
PRIZE: HANDS ON ACCELERATION, GUARaNTEED PITCH TO VENTURE CAPITALISTS

CODEMKRS founder Travis Laurendine is offering hands on acceleration, access to venture capitalists, and connections to the big tech companies to the team that creates the project most likely to scale to millions of users. Travis will be working with the teams from the beginning to the end of the event, putting his experience at startups and previous hackathons to work for as many hackers as possible.

MOST CREATIVE USE OF ARTSY API
PRIZE: INVITATION TO ARTSY ONSITE EVENT IN NYC, ARTSY NYC OFFICE TOUR, $200 SUBSIDIZED TEAM TRAVEL

Exclusive event access awarded to team that demonstrates the most creative use of the Artsy API. Onsite is a new program Artsy launched in April 2015, in which they work with galleries to present intimate events, such as conversations with artists, curator-led exhibition tours, studio visits, performances, films, and book launches. Artsy advises the gallery on the programming and provides the audience of people as well as beverages for the event. The broader goal of Onsite is to enable our partners to connect with Artsy's growing online audience - of both collectors and art influencers - in person and offline.