We *won’t* run your hackathon for you.
We can provide any combination of event, innovation, and strategy consulting services, the greatest value is in engaging us for advice during early-stage planning. We'll answer all your questions after establishing that HackerNest will absolutely not produce your event. Unlike others, we don’t want to run things for you - no conflict of interest means you don't have to worry about "being sold to". We’ll help institutionalize hackathon strategy, planning, and production expertise in your organization so that it lives long in your company dna.
“12 reasons public hackathons fail” -- Read up on what we think of hackathons - no flowery language or elegant arguments; just an ever-growing list of reasons why you shouldn’t run “public innovation” hackathons.
Hackathon expertise without gambling with your budget.
We've spent nearly a decade helping decisionmakers at the world's strongest brands turn innovation strategy into execution.
HackerNest is a veteran producer of large, public high-stakes hackathons and innovation events that require a full understanding of how everything fits within a grander plan -- whether that's to fuel product development, recruit, define culture, win political favor, shift brand perception, strengthen international relations -- the list goes on.
In producing events with partners like Facebook, Amazon, Deloitte, Dove, local & federal governments, law firms, and others, we have stewarded thousands of project teams from pre-inception, prototyping, to demos, to winning ... we are now one of a handful of companies in the world with expert-level breadth of hackathon knowledge, significant depth of experience, and a very unique, differentiated perspective on hackathons and innovation.
In case anyone wondered, *this* is what a #hackathon looks like. #DementiaHack #awesome #inspiring. -- Amanda Wilson, Executive Director & Director General, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada
Facebook is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of DementiaHack. It was an honor and a privilege for me, as Chair, to have helped guide the event towards such a positive outcome. Anyone can run a hack event, but it is an entirely different thing to produce the world’s foremost dementia hackathon, which is why we chose to partner with HackerNest. Their experience, dedication, and enthusiasm helped ensure DementiaHack ran smoothly and it was a pleasure working with their team. -- Jordan Banks, Managing Director, Facebook & Instagram
… provided strategic direction & tactical support throughout the program … valuable perspectives … very committed to our success. They continue to enhance the program with deep insights … helped support our drive to a changing culture within Deloitte …. confident in their abilities. -- Keyur Shah, Deloitte
Bring the know-how of real-context, world-class innovation mechanics to your organization.
The world’s foremost dementia hackathon - this series focuses on developing tools and solutions to help people living with dementia, their caregivers, clinicians, and more.
A U.S. Department of State global partnership produced by HackerNest, this hackathon seeks tools and solutions to worldwide overfishing and sustainable fisheries.
A hackathon in partnership with Grindr to find innovative technological solutions to critical problems facing LGBTQ communities in North America and around the world.
A hackathon series in partnership with the National Center for State Courts to work on ways of providing better access to justice for all levels of society, not just the privileged few.