Hack the Helyx Hackathon is the world's first biotech inspired hackathon where high school students around the world team up to make impactful software relating to the secret theme. We will release the theme at the opening ceremony. Students team up in groups of 2 to 4 to build an app, game, program, or website. Students will have 3 days, from April 10th at 10 AM to April 12th at 4PM, to create an amazing product and submit it to compete for a grand prize of $400. Students can also submit a video of a pitch for their product as a Round 1 of Spark Teen's, our presenting sponsor, Accelerator Challenge in which the top 5 teams will be selected to compete for a chance for a $6,000 grand prize. For more information, please check out our website.


Only high schoolers can participate


Please submit your app and a brief write up if you are only competing in the hackathon and not the Pitchfest. However, for pitchfest submissions, please submit your app, a brief write up, your pitch presentation slides, and a video of your pitch.

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$800 in prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Best Design Award

Most Innovative Award

Best Presentation Award

Most Socially Impactful Award

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Ashvani Singh

Ashvani Singh
Principal Scientist of AbbVie Inc.

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy
Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist at Halliburton

Frank Xie

Alice Li

Alice Li
Singlera Genomics

Dr. Kavitha Mukund

Dr. Kavitha Mukund

Yuan Gao
CEO of Singlera Genomics

Judging Criteria

  • Functionality

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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