Student Hackathon

A 2 Day Student Hackathon thats open to all Houston area School, College, and University students!

Fall 2019: Date/Times

Novermber  16 & 17, 2019

9am to 6pm (on both days)

What is INVENTATHON@HCC?

 Inventathon@HCC Student Hackathon

The INVENTATHON@HCC is essentially a hackathon, with a twist! 

A two-day weekend gathering of high school, community college, four-year and graduate student teams organized to address specifically defined challenges!

Using a fast-paced ‘hackathon” process and methodology, teams will be introduced to the overall global issues by subject matter experts, choose a challenge to address, receive mentoring and feedback in generating technologies and integrated solutions, and present their “products and services” to a set of judges for awards and recognition after a community showcase on the next day!

So at the INVENTATHON@HCC, you can do anything from coding an app, building a robot, or making something uniquely creative based on a given theme of Climate Change for Fall 2018!

Teams can consist of 2-5 members and you will have approximately 16 hours to create something amazing! and Yes, you can do it by yourself, but it won’t be the same!

Hackathons, like the INVENTATHON@HCC are a can’t miss experience! You can learn something new, make something that the world has never seen before, and win some amazing cash prizes!

Lunch will be provided to participants, mentors, & volunteers both Saturday and Sunday!

Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC Speakers

Learn more about our  Speakers at Inventathon@HCC

Ryan Beltran

Ryan Beltran

Founder of Elequa
David Regenbaum

David Regenbaum

Chairman, Silver Fox Advisors & HCC Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Ravi Brahmbhatt

Ravi Brahmbhatt

Director of Student Innovation at HCC
Grace Rodriguez

Grace Rodriguez

CEO of Impact Hub Houston

Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC Mentors

Learn more about our Mentors at Inventathon@HCC

Roland Fields

Roland Fields

Supervisor of Fabrication and Innovation Lab
Sean Otmishi

Sean Otmishi

Dean Center of Excellence for Digital and Information Technologies
Edward D. Pettitt II

Edward D. Pettitt II

CoFounder of Globin Medical
Brent Richardson

Brent Richardson

Director of Fab Lab Houston
Ravi Brahmbhatt

Ravi Brahmbhatt

Director of Student Innovation at HCC
Robert De Los Santos

Robert De Los Santos

CEO Sky High Party Rentals
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Robotics

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Robotics

Robotic’s Meetup Group in Houston
Sai Gonuguntla

Sai Gonuguntla

Principle Technologist
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Robotics

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Robotics

Robotic’s Meetup Group in Houston
Kimberly Penn

Kimberly Penn

HCC Entrepreneur in Residence
Grace Rodriguez

Grace Rodriguez

CEO of Impact Hub Houston
Nalin Pillai

Nalin Pillai

Principal Consultant, Canam Inc & CEO Intech Global Resources Inc
Erin McClarty

Erin McClarty

Attroney
Brenda Rios Crombacher

Brenda Rios Crombacher

Director of Entrepreneurial and Community Initiatives
Wanjun Zhang

Wanjun Zhang

Co Founder of Code Park

Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC Judges (TBA)

Past Judges:

Jesse Bounds

Jesse Bounds

Director of Innovation (City of Houston)
Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover

Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover

AVC for Special Programs & Success at HCC
Nile Dixon

Nile Dixon

Web Developer at January Advisors
Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

Board Director, Innovation Spark (Houston Maker Faire)
Lawson Gow

Lawson Gow

Founder & CEO of The Cannon

Our Sponsors

The INVENTATHON@HCC program has been made possible by the contributions of our amazing sponsors!

Our Sponsors

Community Partners

The INVENTATHON@HCC hackathon program is pleased to partner with these community organizations

Our Sponsors

Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC Location (Stafford Campus)

The Fall 2018 INVENTATHON@HCC will occur at the Houston Community College Campus Location below:

Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC Countdown

The Spring 2018 INVENTATHON will commence when this countdown reaches 00:00:00:00.

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FALL 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC Timeline

Here’s a brief overview of the Fall 2018 INVENTATHON@HCC event dates. See complete schedule below.

  • Registration Opens

    20 October 2019

    Registration for the Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC Begins, Registration Link

  • Day 1

    16 November 2019

    Day 1 of the Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC

    Day 1

  • Day 2

    17 November 2018

    Day 2 of the Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC

Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC Schedule

Here’s a complete schedule of the 2-day
(Sat. Nov 16 – Nov. 17)
Fall 2019 INVENTATHON@HCC.

DayTime(s)Event
19:00am – 9:30amRegistrations & Check-in
19:30am – 10:00amOpening Ceremony: Introduction of Staff, Mentors, Participants
110:00am – 11:00amStrategic Insights on Water-Related Issues, Challenges, and Resiliency Lessons-
Learned: Public and Private Sectors

– Defining Water Management in the 21st Century
– Defining Resiliency Across Communities, Industries, and Neighborhoods
– Defining Immediate and Future Opportunities in the Water Sector
– Questions and Answers

111:00am-11:15amIntroduction of Grand-Challenge Areas of Focus for Hackathon

“Process, Rules of Engagement, and Schedule of Activities”

*Inventing Officially Begins

111:15pm-Noon Team Building and Mentor Roundtables
1Noon-1pmWorking Lunch: Continue Team Building
11:00pm-5:00pm Project Development – Inventing Continues
16:00pmWrap up & depart from campus
29:00am – 9:30am Check-In
210:00am – 11:00amPitch Presentation Talk
211:00am-12:00pmInventing Continues
212:00pm – 1:00pmWorking Lunch
21:00pm – 3:00pm Finalize Inventathon Projects and Prepare Presentations
23:00pm – 3:30pmProject Submission Deadline
on hcc.ideator.com.

Judges will review projects

23:30pm – 4:30pmCommunity Showcase
24:30pm – 5:30pm Pitch Presentations, Awards Closing Ceremony
26:00pm Building Closes

FAQ

Where is the INVENTATHON@HCC happening?

This Fall 2018, the INVENTATHON@HCC will occur at the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Building at Houston Community College Southwest College’s  Stafford Campus.  See above for location details.

Who can attend the INVENTATHON@HCC

Any middle-high school (grades 6-12), community college and university student in the Greater Houston Area whose registered can attend and participate.

Can you team up for INVENTATHON@HCC?

Yes! In fact, we recommend teams of 2-5 members to get the most out of the event. A lot of this is teamwork, and you only have 16 hours to create something amazing!

What should I bring to the INVENTATHON@HCC?

Laptops, chargers, cell phones, and of course passion will be helpful.

Bring your tools, paper, supplies, kits,  that you need to make your invention.

Please note: Knives, firearms, and other dangerous things from the outside world are not permitted at the event. HCC Police will be on site and may not permit items that it deems unsafe for others.

If you have dietary needs, feel free to bring your own lunch bag.

How much does INVENTATHON#HCC cost?

Admission is $10 for both days thanks to our sponsors!

Please note only registered participants will be allowed on campus and registration will be closed when at event capacity of 80 participants.

Will there be awards and prizes?

Of course! We want to recognize your efforts and the time you spent at the event. We will have professionals in various STEM fields as judges to help evaluate the projects and award the prizes.

1st Place: $500.00

2nd Place: $300.00

3rd Place: $200.00

$1000.00 will be awarded Sunday evening!

The INVENTATHON@HCC Making History By the Numbers

All of our INVENTATHONs have been a huge success! But don’t just take our word for it, the numbers say it all.

800 Total Participants

From past INVENTATHON@HCC events

45+ Mentors

We’ve had mentors from all S.T.E.A.M industries volunteering and helping our students build great inventions!

$2500 Dollars in Prizes

From combined Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018 INVENTATHON@HCC!

CONTACT US

Disclaimer:

Please read the instructions carefully and stay within the guidelines. HCC reserves the right to disqualify any miscategorized or incomplete entries. NOTES: If you are selected as a winner and awarded cash prizes and/or an internship and/or access to an accelerator program, please be aware that you are responsible for making the necessary arrangements to commence the opportunity in a timely manner. Once you start your opportunity it is understood that you will abide by the terms and conditions of the program as required by your host organization. Furthermore, by participating in the competition you agree to release and hold HCC, its officers, directors, employees, agents and contractors harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights and actions of any kind (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) in connection with, or resulting from, participation in the competition including—without limitation—personal injuries, death, property damages and any claims by third parties or otherwise based on publicity rights, defamation, copyright, trademark, invasion of privacy or other violations of law relating to your participation in the competition or its opportunities.