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Hackathon Sponsorship

Simply a list of companies to contact when looking for sponsorship for a hackathon. I had success with a good number of these companies when organising Hack Cancer

Potential Sponsors

Think there's someone missing? Add it here!

🎁 Swag

These companies generally provide 'swag' for your hackathons, for example: Stickers, Cakes, T-Shirts, Domains, etc.

Sponsor Description
πŸŽ—οΈ NameCheap The Domain Name Registrar with the BEST Customer Service.
πŸŽ—οΈ GitHub GitHub is a version control platform for the everyday coder.
πŸŽ—οΈ Digital Ocean Need web hosting, cloud storage? Get a droplet today.
πŸŽ—οΈ TechCrunch The latest technology news and information on startups.
πŸŽ—οΈ Unixstickers Stickers, t-shirts, mugs and posters on unix, programming and open source.
πŸŽ—οΈ Sticker Mule Custom stickers that kick ass.
πŸŽ—οΈ Heroku A cloud application platform for Ruby, Rails, Node.
πŸŽ—οΈ Bitbucket A code hosting site, for Git and Mercurial version control system.
πŸŽ—οΈ Domain.com One of the world's top players in domain registration and web hosting.
πŸŽ—οΈ Bloomberg Bloomberg delivers business and markets news, data, analysis, and videos to the world.
πŸŽ—οΈ Soylent Soylent is a pioneer in food technology, producing healthy, functional foods that are good for the body and the planet.
πŸŽ—οΈ CircleCI CircleCI makes continuous integration and continuous deployment simple and easy for thousands of companies.
πŸŽ—οΈ Nvidia The GPU hardware company offers acceleration for deep learning.

πŸ”πŸ• Food

Try these companies if you're looking for 'food' sponsorship:

Sponsor Description
πŸŽ—οΈ Just Eat Food delivery.
πŸŽ—οΈ Red Bull Giving wings to people and ideas.
πŸŽ—οΈ Takeaway Order food the easy way.
πŸŽ—οΈ Awake Chocolate Delicious caffeinated milk chocolate.
πŸŽ—οΈ Potbelly The Neighborhood Sandwich Shop
πŸŽ—οΈ Domino's Worldwide Pizza Shop

🏒🏠 Venues

In need of a venue? These companies have been known to offer free space for hackathons:

Sponsor Description
πŸŽ—οΈ Google Campus Free event space & coworking.

πŸ’° Money

Need some money for your hackathon? Try these kind companies:

Sponsor Description
πŸŽ—οΈ Capital One Credit Cards.
πŸŽ—οΈ Curve Connect all your (Credit) cards together.
πŸŽ—οΈ BlackRock Trusted to manage more money than any other investment manager in the world.
πŸŽ—οΈ Balsamiq The maker of industry-leading rapid wireframing software.

πŸ’» Hardware

Looking to get some hardware for your hackathon? These are your guys:

Sponsor Description
πŸŽ—οΈ Estimote Estimote Beacons β€” real world context for your apps.
πŸŽ—οΈ Muse The brain sensing headband.
πŸŽ—οΈ Oculus VR Oculus is making it possible to experience anything, anywhere through the power of virtual reality.
πŸŽ—οΈ Thalmic Labs Makers of the Myo Gesture Control Armband.
πŸŽ—οΈ Ultrahaptics A remarkable connection with technology.
πŸŽ—οΈ Leap Motion Leap Motion’s mission is to remove the barriers between people and technology.
πŸŽ—οΈ Qualcomm World leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies.
πŸŽ—οΈ Amazon Alexa Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice.
πŸŽ—οΈ Google home Google Home is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice.
πŸŽ—οΈ Gear VR Samsung's VR project
πŸŽ—οΈ Raspberry PI Teach, Learn, Make with the Raspberry Pi

API Sponsors

These sponsors come to events to encourage hackers to hack with their APIs and often offer prizes.

Sponsor Description
πŸŽ—οΈ Wolfram Amazing API sponsor, great at engaging with and supporting hackers.
πŸŽ—οΈ Lyft Ride sharing service, most recently promoting their new API.
πŸŽ—οΈ PubNub Provides real-time services and APIs for developers for mobile, web and IoT.
πŸŽ—οΈ IBM Watson Build cognitive apps.
πŸŽ—οΈ Twilio Communication APIs for SMS, Voice, Video and Authentication
πŸŽ—οΈ Nexmo Allows developers to embed programmable text, chat and voice communications into apps, websites and business systems.
πŸŽ—οΈ Softheon Softheon designs and deploys federal and state health insurance exchange (HIX) marketplace interaction and integration solutions.
πŸŽ—οΈ Darksky The best weather API

πŸ’» CI

Need a continuous integration service? Check out one of these.

Sponsor Description
πŸŽ—οΈ Travis CI A hosted continuous integration service for open source projects.
πŸŽ—οΈ Style CI The PHP Coding Style Service, a Continuous integration with a difference.
πŸŽ—οΈ Circle CI Automate the software development process using continuous integration and continuous delivery.
πŸŽ—οΈ Jenkins A fork of Hudson and is a continuous build system for software projects.
πŸŽ—οΈ JetBrains TeamCity A continuous integration and build management system.
πŸŽ—οΈ AppVeyor Continuous Integration for busy developers AppVeyor automates building, testing and deployment of .NET applications.
πŸŽ—οΈ Codeship Codeship is a hosted Continuous Delivery Service that integrates with GitHub and Bitbucket.
πŸŽ—οΈ GoCD Open source continuous delivery server with a first-class build and deployment engine for complete control and visibility.
πŸŽ—οΈ Vexor.io A fast and cheap, cloud continuous integration service with per-minute billing.
πŸŽ—οΈ Hudson Hudson monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron.
πŸŽ—οΈ Bitrise Automate your iOS development - From building through testing to deployment Bitrise can automate your daily development tasks.

πŸ€” Other

Other generous companies that often sponsor hackathons. (Create new categories if you have ideas!)

Sponsor Description
πŸŽ—οΈ Stripe The new standard in online payments.
πŸŽ—οΈ OPHosting Get your Website hosted by OPHosting.
πŸŽ—οΈ Devpost Brings you great job and hacking opportunities.
πŸŽ—οΈ Riot Open team collaboration.
πŸŽ—οΈ Matrix An open network for secure, decentralized communication.
πŸŽ—οΈ Accenture High Performance. Delivered.
πŸŽ—οΈ Web Applications UK Bespoke travel software passionately made in the UK.
πŸŽ—οΈ Barclays 325 years of banking expertise.
πŸŽ—οΈ Cake Solutions Enterprise software services.
πŸŽ—οΈ Codethink The Systems Software Experts.
πŸŽ—οΈ FlossUK Free Libre and Open Source Systems.
πŸŽ—οΈ Telcom Superfast internet for the UK.
πŸŽ—οΈ Space 48 Magento Enterprise Solutions Partners & Ecommerce Agency.
πŸŽ—οΈ Morgan Stanley Global financial services firm.
πŸŽ—οΈ CARFAX Carfax is the leading source in vehicle history for buyers and sellers of used cars. They’ve got tons of job opportunities for hackers to jumpstart their careers early!
πŸŽ—οΈ hackajob Online job marketplace.
πŸŽ—οΈ AND Digital Building and developing software products in multiple languages.
πŸŽ—οΈ Pusher We spend our time maintaining reliable and scalable realtime infrastructure so you can spend yours building awesome realtime features.
πŸŽ—οΈ Skyscanner Compare your flights, hotels and car hire.
πŸŽ—οΈ P2Pkit Enable your apps to understand their proximity to nearby devices.
πŸŽ—οΈ Chirp Connecting millions of devices for leading brands in over 90 countries.
πŸŽ—οΈ Dolby Best known for high-quality audio and surround sound.
πŸŽ—οΈ Carfax Carfax is the leading source in vehicle history for buyers and sellers of used cars.
πŸŽ—οΈ BNY Mellon BNY Mellon is a worldwide banking & financial services holding company.
πŸŽ—οΈ Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality.
πŸŽ—οΈ Qualtrics Qualtrics is a privately held experience management company.
πŸŽ—οΈ Freenom Free .tk, .ml, .ga, .cf, .gq
πŸŽ—οΈ .tech Domain names for the new tech revolution
πŸŽ—οΈ XYZ alternative domain provider along with swag
πŸŽ—οΈ Linode cloud hosting platorm for developers