BioHack will provide an opportunity for student teams to brainstorm, design, build and test innovative biotechnological products with an emphasis in hardware.

These will be aimed at addressing a set of problems, conceived in collaboration with industry mentors and academic supporters. Student teams will be required to plan and coordinate activities to deliver a proof of concept of their project in order to allow a more significant advancement towards an initial prototype. 

Student teams will be assessed on their progress toward completion of presented problems. This project will support young entrepreneurial technologist to develop their problem solving skills and work in cross-functional teams. We believe that by utilizing the collective resources of our Los Angeles Technology Ecosystem program will be able to attract and catalyze further innovative students in biotechnology, hardware and entrepreneurship


  • Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age); Teams; Organizations (up to 5 in each)
  • Countries: United States

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$2,350 in prizes

NightHawk DM007(tm) Quadcopter (1st Place) (5)

Each Member from the Team.

VR Headset Virtual Reality 3D Glasses with Remote Control (1st Place) (5)

Each Member from the Team.

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Place) (5)

Each Member from the Team.

Retro-Bit Retro Duo Twin Video Game System (2nd Place) (5)

Each Member from the Team.

Google VR Cardboard Headset (3rd Place) (5)

Each Member from the Team.

Apple Ipod Shuffle 4th Gen 2GB (3rd Place) (5)

Each Member from the Team.


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Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Noramay Cadena

Noramay Cadena
Cofounder at Make in LA

Dr Howard Xu

Dr Howard Xu
Director of LABioSpace Incubation

Nardo Manaloto

Nardo Manaloto
Founder of Eonify

Judging Criteria

  • Must meet the challenges

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