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

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 (with special focus on water) for Fall 2019!

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!


There is no team size limit, but all team members must be enrolled in a local middle/high school, or college undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time of submission and be presence on HCC Stafford Campus.

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$600 in prizes

Top Scorer (1st place)

Second Scorer (2nd place)

Third Scorer (3rd Place)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Dr. Maya Durnovo

Dr. Maya Durnovo
Houston Community College

Grace Rodriguez

Grace Rodriguez
Impact Hub Houston

Sunil Pangarkar

Sunil Pangarkar

Neal Murthy

Neal Murthy
Haven Holdings

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Presentation
  • Completeness/Originality

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