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Presenting:

"THE GREAT HACKSBY"

October 15 - 17th, 2021


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HackATL is the most prominent business hackathon in the Southeast, attracting 1,000+ students from top undergraduate programs across the United States since its establishment in 2013. This year, we want to extend the HackATL experience to as many students as possible. For the first time in our history, we will be hosting the event virtually via Devpost in order to ensure safety and accessibility for all involved.

The participants are given 48 hours to develop a prototype and pitch it to judges, angel investors, and venture capitalists. At HackATL, we aim to create innovative solutions that cater to the world’s most pressing issues. With your partnership, we hope to make this year’s HackATL the best one yet!

This year’s theme is "The Great Hacksby".

Only a century ago, the world experienced a period of tremendous challenge and difficulty. With everything from a global pandemic, high levels of consumer debt, and even rising income inequality weighing society down, it seemed that these obstacles would be insurmountable. However, the 1920’s aren’t remembered for those challenges -- they’re remembered for the incredible innovation that resulted from the challenges. From TVs and traffic lights to band-aids and vacuum cleaners, the world became a much better place, and ‘20s roared to life. Given that we’re seeing these same issues resurface in today’s world, we want our participants to use this as a source of inspiration. Whether it’s creating a simple loan app to reduce foreclosures, making a virtual platform to connect individuals in social isolation, or easing public fear by making economic indicators simple and accessible, we want hackers to innovate solutions to today’s largest dilemmas against all odds.

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History of HackATL

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“HackATL was a life-changing experience for me as someone who has never had exposure to any form of hackathon before.”

— Freshman student from Emory University

“Met a lot of really cool people at HackATL. Everybody was here to learn and I think that’s the best part.”

— Junior student from Cornell

“HackATL is more than just a hackathon, or a business hackathon for that matter. It is where, for 3 days straight, students just go crazy with their ideas and have fun.”

— Mentor, HackATL 2017

“I learned more in 3 days than I ever did my entire semester. Definitely coming back next year!”

— Junior student from Georgia Tech

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