Hackathon Rules

  • Participants can hack solo or in a group.
  • Groups can be up to 6 members maximum.

  • Hackers/teams can start developing the concept and ideas before the hackathon, but the coding work needs to be done during the hackathon itself.

  • Projects must fit into one of the hackathon tracks. Hackers may submit projects into multiple tracks based on the theme of the project and/or the sponsor technologies used.

  • Hackers may use more than one of the sponsor technologies in their projects.

  • Hackers may not change teams once the hacking has begun. If two teams want to merge because their projects are so similar, they may ask the organizers. The decision to let the teams merge is at the sole discretion of the organizers and is not up for debate.

  • Any projects submitted after the deadline will not be judged.

  • Prizes will be awarded as earned and judged.
  • All participants should sign the MIT liability release form to be shared by the Hackathon committee after registration.

Pitch Contest Rules

  • To apply for the pitch competition, please fill out the registration form.
  • Teams will go through an initial filter round.
  • The teams that make it through will be invited to Pitch Day and will receive free tickets to the 2022 MIT Bitcoin Expo.
  • Selected teams will have 4 minutes to pitch their company, and 4 minutes to field questions from judges.


  • Any university student or professional, who is at least 18 years old, may participate.

  • All hackers must sign the liability waiver before the hackathon. Any participant without a signed waiver will not be allowed to hack.


BE RESPONSIBLE FOR respecting other participants, volunteers, sponsors, members of the MIT community at large, and members of the hacking community at large by conducting yourself in a manner that is courteous and non-abusive to other individuals. You must comply with the Organizers and any staff members acting at an official capacity if asked to change your behavior, or face consequences including ejection.

The Organizers and event staff reserve the full right to disqualify from participation and prizes any participant and/or team who does not comply with these terms or code of conduct, and eject and banish any person from the property whose behavior creates an unwelcome or unsafe environment.