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Welcome to your arena.

The most competitive
collegiate hackathon.

Companies are watching.

Cash Prizes





Cash Prizes






Hours of intense


Top collegiate hackathons


of the world's brightest
student hackers

What is Pinnacle?

Pinnacle invites the winning team from each of the world’s largest 50 collegiate hackathons and 5 high school hackathons to compete in an epic hack-off. Pinnacle will return end of year 2024.

Our participants, who represent the brightest developers, designers, and creators in the nation, will receive invitations throughout the Pinnacle 2023-2024 hackathon season.


Starting August 2023

The Pinnacle qualifying season begins.

Winners of qualifying hackathons will begin receiving invitations for Pinnacle 2024.


Winners from all around the world fly to Pinnacle 2024 to compete at the highest level.

Partnered Events

Our 2024 partner events will be announced soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply? Who can join?

Sign up for an upcoming Pinnacle participating event. Winners will be invited to Pinnacle 2024.

What happens when I win a participating event?

Our team will reach out to you directly through the email provided by the hackathon organizers and we will be in touch to confirm your spot. If you have not received anything after a few weeks from winning your hackathon, please check your spam and/or reach out to [email protected] for help.

Do you provide travel reimbursement?

Yes! All Pinnacle attendees will receive travel reimbursement if they are invited.

How can I stay up to date with the latest Pinnacle qualifiers?

We post the latest updates for Pinnacle qualifying events on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Additionally, you can sign up for our mailing list for a monthly digest of the upcoming Pinnacle qualifying events.

When is Pinnacle 2024? Where is it taking place?

Pinnacle 2024 will take place end of year 2024. More info and venue will be announced soon.

Still need help? Contact [email protected]!

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