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!

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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:


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.


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

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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