36 hours of intense
50 top collegiate hackathons
200 of the world's brightest
student hackers

What is Pinnacle?

Pinnacle invites a winning team from each of the world’s largest 50 collegiate hackathons and 5 high school hackathons to compete in an epic hack-off. This year, Pinnacle will be taking place on September 17-19 in Dallas, TX.

Our participants, who represent the brightest developers, designers, and creators in the nation, have received invitations throughout the Pinnacle 2020-2021 hackathon season. The current season ends in August 2021, and there are still qualifying hackathons left. If you'd like to earn a ticket to Pinnacle, win one of the qualifying events listed below.


August 2021

Winners of qualifying hackathons receive an invitation for Pinnacle 2021.

The 2021-2022 Pinnacle Season begins with new qualifying events in August.

September 17-19, 2021 Watch the world's best hackers face off at Pinnacle, live from Dallas.

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