Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

Exeter University's Biggest Hackathon

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Business. Tech. Branding.

A weekend of learning, good food and the opportunity to turn your ideas into a reality.

Meet new people and work with professionals during these three days and get hands on experience in entrepreneurship. Join us for a weekend of learning, good food and the opportunity to turn your ideas into a reality.

Oh, and did we mention that we'll cover all your hunger needs for the weekend as well?

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Exeter Entrepreneurs is very proud to announce that we have teamed up with Major League Hacking: the official student hackathon league. With their support, we are taking EXHACK to the next level with bigger prizes, incredible student support and some dope tech to help your idea become a reality.

Each year, MLH powers over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students around the world. MLH is an engaged and passionate maker community, consisting of the next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs.

See MLH's Code Of Conduct

Stages To Launch

Four easy steps to get into the space of success

Online Application

Tell us where your skills lie and if you already have a team or idea, let us know

Team Up

Hear others ideas and build your perfect team to develop your idea over the weekend

Start Hacking

Build your idea with dedicated mentoring & amazing tech at every step


Present your idea in front of our esteemed judges and win top prizes including mentoring


Support from seasoned professionals
overall winners
Get your idea known!
Top Prizes From MLH


We're looking for early stage ideas with high potential to scale. We want to help great ideas turn into businesses, so if your company is already established, then you'd probably need to look elsewhere.

Idea Viability - 96%
Branding - 80%
The Team - 88%
Tech Prototype - 95%
Progress - 70%


How does it work?

EXHACK is a three day event of learning, free pizza and launching an idea. On Friday, everyone meets in the evening for people with ideas but no team to pitch them and find likeminded people to make their idea a reality. Day 2 is a jam-packed day of hacking, mentoring and workshops by some of the brightest sparks in industry. Finally on Day 3, teams pitch their idea to a panel of esteemed judges with top prizes on offer.

What skills do I need?

We are looking for hackers with three key skills: Tech, Business and Design & Branding. You don't need to be a wiz-kid, but some experience in one of these sectors will take you far.

Who can apply?

If you're over 18 and a student you're set. For the first year ever, we are welcoming students the world over. So get applying!

Is it free?

100%! Thanks to our incredible group of dedicated sponsors, everything at EXHACK is free.

Is it an overnight thing?

We have partnered with Exeter University to ensure everyone can stay over night if you wish. This is not essential though and many hackers choose not too due to the length of the event. For hackers from outside of Exeter, we are excited to partner with Vita Student Housing to provide amazing FREE accommodation (pending final agreement) - contact us for more info.

Do you cover travel?

Sadly we cannot cover travel costs for students travelling to Exeter.

Do I need to bring food?

Nope! We have a range of fresh, tasty local food and will try to accommodate dietary requirements where possible.

Where is it?

We are based in Devonshire House (the area around Pieminister), in Exeter University's Forum.

What should I bring?

We recommend a laptop, otherwise we've got you covered :)

How are the teams made up?

You are welcome to build your own team as you see fit, but we recommend a 5 person team with 2 tech specialists, 2 business specialists and 1 branding specialist.

Which ideas are accepted?

We accept everything! Though we strongly recommend you to think of ideas that are feasible and that a prototype can be build during the event.

A Truly International Affair

For the first time ever we are so excited to be welcoming hackers from all over the world.

Are you travelling to EXHACK? Whether it be from Manchester or Massachusetts, we have partnered with Exeter University to ensure everyone can stay over night (it is super comfy, but feel free to bring a sleeping bag).

Need support? Have questions? Get in touch with us now.

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Are You Ready?

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