Announcing the 12th Global Hackathon Series
Join developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for an annual Hackathon competition focused on elevating ideas + creating space for innovators to rise, together

The Global Hackathon Series was initially started by a small community of technologists with one goal in mind: to develop opportunity wherever possible.


What started as a way for creators to connect and move their ideas forward turned into a global revolution. Soon, innovators from around the world were joining forces to elevate themselves and their platform – all of which was done through Hackathons. 


And while we’ve seen lots of changes since the early Hackathon days, one thing has remained the same – innovators are continuing to rise. Innovators rise to meet opportunity, they rise from failure, they rise from all corners of the globe, and they lend a hand to help others rise with them. It’s why the Global Hackathon Series is still going strong to this day, because Hackathons and the opportunities they create allow people to rise, together.


So, if this is your 12th Global Hackathon Series or your first, we hope you discover many excellent opportunities along the way. If at any point you have a question about hackathons, how to prepare, prototyping strategies, what to pack for success, or anything else, please reach out to the community and let us know. We can’t wait to see your ideas rise this summer!

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Where the Global Series is Headed

This year, the series goals around opportunity are rising even further through the Global Virtual Hackathon. Alongside our worldwide in-person hackathon events, the community will also launch an online program that allows anyone in the world to meet and compete – regardless of barriers or borders. This event will take place throughout June of 2019 and will include sponsor challenges and prizes, accelerator opportunities, workshops and educational webinars. Official registration opens in May of 2019, but you can pre-register and join the community to begin brainstorming today.


In addition to the Global Virtual Hackathon, we’re going to be hosting in-person Hackathons across six continents in an effort to connect communities and cultivate impact on a global scale. Stay tuned as we announce dates and challenges closer to the Global Series kickoff.

In-Person Global Hackathon Series


North America
Manhattan, NY TBA Coming Soon
San Francisco, CA April 20-21 Register Today
Silicon Valley, CA June 29-30 Register Today
Latin America
Quito, EC TBA Coming Soon
Bogotá, CO TBA Coming Soon
London, UK TBA Coming Soon
Cyprus June 8-9 Register Today
Middle East & Africa
Dubai, UAE TBA Coming Soon
Nairobi, KY TBA Coming Soon
Hyderabad  June 8-9 Register Today
Delhi  May 4-5 Register Today
Bangalore  June 15-16 Register Today
Chennai  April 27-28 Register Today
Maldives  TBA Coming Soon
Mumbai  June 22-23 Register Today
Asia Pacific
Singapore TBA Coming Soon
Hong Kong TBA Coming Soon
Tokyo TBA Coming Soon
Shanghai TBA Coming Soon
Beijing TBA Coming Soon

Who Can Participate?

One principle that has guided this community since its first Hackathon is that everyone is welcome. Great ideas stem from discussion, and we believe the best discussions start by talking to someone whose background or experiences might differ from your own. With this in mind, we invite all startups, developers, entrepreneurs, and designers who are passionate about creating to join regardless of experience level, geographic location, or similar factors.

What the Challenges & Prizes Will Look Like

Challenges and prizes will be presented by a few of our amazing friends and sponsors, but there will also be an open-challenge for those just looking for the space to create.


2019 AngelHack Challenge: Challenge yourself and your entrepreneurial spirit. Make something innovative without limits, something that brings positive change to the world, even something that solves a small problem. It’s that simple.


2019 AngelHack Prize: The winning team from each hackathon will receive $500 and an invite into AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program (detailed below).


2019 Sponsor Challenges and Prizes will be announced soon, but in the meantime, check out these previous Global Series challenges and prizes to inspire new ideas and motivate your project this year:

  • IBM’s Call for Code Challenge: Improve logistics based on traffic and weather activity. Create an application that helps build resilient communities, and safeguards the health and well-being of individuals and institutions.
  • Big Data Challenge: Data is expanding exponentially. How can we glean insights from big data to improve our world?
  • Veridium Prize: $2500 in Cash (USD) and $2500 worth of VERDE cryptocurrency
  • Prize: $1000 in cash prize, plus a chance to win the “ Developer of the Year” award and a paid trip to Beijing in Sep 2018!

HACKcelerator Prize

The grand prize winning project from each hackathon will also receive an exclusive invite into AngelHack’s 12-week remote program, the HACKcelerator. Here, teams receive mentorship, online and in-person resources, and the chance to pitch to a sea of investors in Silicon Valley at the end of the program. To encourage social impact projects, the HACKcelerator will also be accepting up to four Code For A Cause Impact Award projects to support social good technology in local communities, globally.

The 7 Hackathon Guidelines

We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably (read: definitely) stick by these:


  1. Fresh Code – We all start coding at the same time. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.
  2. Code Review – Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.
  3. Ownership and IP – You own your IP and whatever you create. Simple as that.
  4. Team Size – No more than five people.
  5. Submissions – Each hackathon has its individual page where projects need to be submitted by the designated time. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that.
  6. Demos – You’ll have 2 minutes to demo the functionality of your project and talk through your idea, and 1 minute for Q&A from judges.

Be courteous and cool to your fellow hackers! Check out our Code of Conduct.

Looking Back On Our Global Series

Want your organization to be involved in a global technology and innovation movement seeking to spread opportunity across the world? A limited set of sponsorships are still available. For more information, please reach out to

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