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The finale of our first ever global HC3 Hilton College Hospitality Hackathon was livestreamed on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Here is the finale video, which features the participating schools, winning teams and comments from key hackathon players. The response from our peer institutions and students worldwide, and the support we received from the industry – including HFTP, T5 Strategies and our distinguished panel of judges – has been extraordinary. And special thanks to Founder & CEO of Hunter Gatherer Limited Art Lewry who produced this video, our HC3 student managers who volunteered their time and talent throughout the summer, and to our own Katie Guidroz for our HC3 graphics. We look forward to seeing these creative, thoughtful and innovative hacks put into practice by the industry and to growing this platform. Stay tuned for details on our second annual hackathon in March 2021!

Click here to see the three-minute videos of our winning hacks!

HC3 Awards & Recogntion

  • Undergraduate and graduate teams will each receive a $3,000 scholarship to divide equally among members, thanks to our sponsors HFTP and T5 Strategies.
  • Undergraduate and graduate teams will have the opportunity to discuss their winning hacks on the No Vacancy podcast with hosts Glenn Haussman and Anthony Melchiorri on Monday, Aug. 10. This featured segment special will air at 11:45 a.m. CDT.
  • Teams will meet with Anthony Melchiorri, president of Argeo Hospitality, for a one-hour consultation.
  • Undergraduate teams will be the guests on their own specially themed HFPT Hangout on Zoom on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. CDT/2 p.m. GMT.
  • Graduate teams will be the guests of their own specially themed HFTP Hangout on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. CDT/2 p.m. GMT.
  • All winners and finalists will receive a commemorative digital HC3 badge to use on social media, verifying they made it to the final round of the HC3 competition.
  • All winners and finalists will be showcased on Hilton College and HFTP’s social media.