Prizes. Free food & swag. Bragging rights. Friends. Fun.

Organized by CUNY Startups, Macaulay Honors College and students from various CUNY schools, the CUNY Hackathon unites students from 25 CUNY schools to work on innovative solutions in Health, Finance, the Arts, Social Impact, and the Environment. It will be an incredible 3 days of hacking. Work together on a team to build something cool.        

Day 1 - Friday, October 18 - 4pm-midnight


Day 2 - Saturday, October 19 - 9am -midnight


Day 3 - Sunday, October 20 - 9am - 3pm



Hack challenges in 5 themes: Health, Finance, Social Good, Arts, and the Environment.

29-hour sprint of ideas & coding.

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  1. A team must have a minimum of 2 - 5 people.
  2. All members of a team must be current CUNY students (CUNY student IDs are required at check-in).
  3. All team members have to attend all 3 days of the Hackathon.
  4. Project must be relevant to the theme.


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Austin Long

Mofi Rahman

Mofi Rahman

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    You have 3 minutes to pitch. In addition to explaining your idea you must cover: - What is your idea and/or what problem are you solving - What is the most valuable thing you've learned during the Hackathon - Demo the product (no sign-in screen)