NOC SV Innovate Hackathon 2017
Dec 2nd - Dec 3rd, Blk 71 San Fransisco
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Performance in the hackathon is free of charge. Register today to be a part of this experience (and grab lots of cool swag!)`


Teams must be comprised of at least 1 members up to a maximum of 5 members. Teams can be assigned on request. All teams must have at least one member present at all times to remain eligible for prizes.


This competition is open to anyone, so what are you waiting for? A tip we’d have is to come and form a group with a strong mix of coders and idea generators.


You can develop anything that fits with our APIs, but remember to build something new! Recycling certain components of code is fine, but replicating an entire project is not.

The San Francisco 2017 Hackathon, organized by students from NOC Silicon Valley, is a launchpad for aspiring entrepreneurs and coders to come together and work on a solid business idea in a 48-hour creative and competitive environment.

As a true Silicon Valley bootcamp and introduction to the intricacies and challenges associated to a large-scale hackathon, attendees will be treated to the full experience of developing and presenting a viable product to a panel.

This would be alongside experienced and direct guidance from true industry professionals, as well as a full plethora of workshops and tools to better equip and enhance their skills and capabilities in this competition.

Grand Prize

$2,000 USD Prize Pool

Grand Prize: $1000
+ 5 x Tickets for InnovFest Unbound Singapore 2018
+ a booth to showcase your idea
+ 2 months of incubator space at Block71 San Francisco

Second Prize: $500

Third Prize: $250

$250 worth of lucky draw prizes to be won!

Sponsor Prizes

Nexosis Prize

$1000 gift to a select charity to promote a social good that you care about and 6-months of credit for the Nexosis API to take your idea to completion. And a really cool trophy!

Back4App Prize

$100/member in the team, for up to 5 members

Singtel Innov8 Prize

A $50 gift card OR an Amazon Echo for each team member

PitchSpot Prize

$250 and $200 cash prizes


Nexosis Challenge

Machine Learning for the Greater Good

We believe you can make the world a better place through data. The Nexosis API makes it easy to build machine learning applications. Our challenge to you is to bring these two together and to use our API for a greater social good project of your choosing. We will have data scientists and engineers on site to help and advise you. Your submission will be judged by the viability of your idea, the potential impact to the greater social good, and the overall quality and completeness of your solution. We're looking for exciting ideas that can change the world!

Back4App Challenge

Back4app is a backend as a service platform helping developers to build better apps faster. It´s an easy way to build, host and manage Apps using the open source framework, Parse Server. We are the world's most popular Parse Server platform. Back4App is a fully managed backend platform featuring automated provisioning and scaling of Parse Server applications, backup and recovery, 24/7 monitoring and alerting, web-based management tools, and expert support. Back4App is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Back4App will offer the API/technologies for the participants to use and integrate into their projects. The challenge for participants is to find a way that best utilizes Back4App's API while building their projects or solutions for sponsored categories.

Singtel innov8 Challenge

The aim of this challenge is to use insights derived from telco mobility data, combined with other public data sources, to find creative and meaningful solutions to problems. You will create a mobile or web application to solve your proposed problem. You may propose any problem you would like to solve in the area of Mobility—for example, transportation, health and fitness, urban planning, tourism or others. You must demonstrate the value of the problem being addressed, and its relevance to Mobility.

You will be given access to DataSpark’s data APIs, and you will utilize these data sources to develop the best and most creative solution to solve the proposed problem.

PitchSpot Challenge

PitchSpot is a EdTech platform for pitching innovative ideas and allowing collaboration between like-minded individuals in pursuit of ideas you believe in. Develop and incubate your ideas alongside passionate Individuals on the platform. We hope to enable more ideas to grow beyond the hackathon and shape them into startups.

There are two challenges for you and your team:

  • Tell us why do you need the $250 USD to kick start your idea.
  • Get the most “likes” for your team post on PitchSpot's Facebook page to win the $200 USD cash prize. More details will be released during the hackathon.

P.S. Don’t let your dreams be dreams!


  • Day 1

    Dec 2nd, 2017

    8:00am: Event and Partner setup
    9:00am: Doors Open, Breakfast & Networking
    10:00am: Opening Ceremony & Presentations
    10:45am: Hackathon Begins!
    12:00pm: Lunch Buffet
    1:30pm: Breakout Session
    6:00pm: Dinner Buffet
    7.30pm: Workshop/Sponsor Talks
    11:30pm: Venue Closed for the Day

  • Day 2

    Dec 3rd, 2017

    8:00am: Breakfast
    12:00pm: Lunch
    3pm: Submission Deadline
    3.15pm: Presentation to overall judging panel
    4pm: Tea-Time Networking
    5.30pm: Teams pitch to sponsors
    6.30pm: Top 5 Pitches
    7.15pm: Awards Presentation & Closing Ceremony
    7.30pm: Event Close

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Singtel Innov8