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September 7-14

Join us at the NEW D'Youville Higher Education Hackathon. Collaborate on a solution with a partnering organization. Directly impact the lives of students.

D'Youville's Higher Ed Hackathon 2020 is a week-long virtual event and community experience that partners participating teams with organizations to co-develop solutions to higher education's biggest challenges. Build your team, explore your problem with your partnering organization, and virtually pitch your solution to an audience of like-minded, engaged higher education professionals and thought leaders. Top teams will be awarded prizes and accolades at our virtual awards ceremony.

  Event Dates: Monday, September 7 to Monday, September 14, 2020

Contact Us

If you have a question about an event or an idea for a hackathon event, email us.


Teams at Any Level

From student to education professional, apply with a team of up to 5 individuals to compete. Education is for everyone, and so is this hackathon.

New Problems, Meet New Solutions

Over the course of 5 days, your team will collaborate with your partnering organization to create a solution to a real-world problem. Solutions should not have been previously piloted.

Prizes + Support

Higher Ed Hackathon winners will receive seed money to develop and deploy their solutions, along with incubator and development space from D'Youville.

An Open Higher Ed Community

Whether you're passionate about Higher Ed or you're just a problem solver looking for your next project, during the hackathon you'll connect with a like-minded community in unique, virtual events.

One Week. Concept. Develop. Pitch.

Claim your partner. Define your problem. Craft a solution and create your video pitch in one week. Solutions should not have been previously piloted. Panelists will choose the best of the best. Can you do it?

A Hackathon Project

The Higher Ed Hackathon is a strategic community project powered by D'Youville. Along with the Healthcare Hackathon, it is part of the D'Youville Hackathons brand.

Full Details (Coming Soon)

Prize Details, Full Schedule, Mentor Bios, and Partnerships Coming Soon!

We are in the final stages of planning for the D'Youville Higher Ed Hackathon so please keep an eye on this site for new and exciting updates. Or, be ambitious, and reach out using the form in the footer on this page and we'll send the details right to your inbox when they are finalized. We're excited to host this event and we welcome questions from any interested parties.

Register a Team (Coming Soon)

As hackathon participants, you'll be partnered with a higher education organization to develop solutions to problems affecting students across the country and the world. As a winner, you'll work to develop your solution and you'll be incentivized to complete key steps along the way to ensure your solution makes an impact on the lives of students and educators.

Registration opens soon. In the meantime, introduce yourself using the form in the footer below, and we'll reach out with all the details as soon as they're available. We look forward to your participation in the Higher Ed Hackathon 2020.

— Registration Begins September 1, 2020 —

Become a Partner

Become a Partner

The NEW 2020 D’Youville Higher Ed Hackathon will partner participating teams with organizations to co-develop a solution to one of higher education’s biggest challenges. The format will be a multi-week virtual hackathon where teams will co-develop and present their solution via a recorded pitch. Prizes will be awarded at the live, virtual awards ceremony. 

The grand prize will be tied to the winner's milestones, including: developing, implementing, and studying the implementation of their solution. The solution will be developed and deployed through D'Youville. 

We are looking for meaningful partners for this impactful event to guide teams in the development of a solution to some of higher ed most plaguing challenges. As a sponsoring partner, you will have the opportunity to craft the challenge our participants aim to solve. These challenges may also be factors of higher ed, such as access, cost, or other social determinants.

If you're interested in being a partner, let us know and we'll reach out with all the relevant details and benefits. Introduce yourself the form in the footer on this page, and we'll send more details when they're available.