The AGathon is Hawaii's premier agriculture - tech hackathon. It's purpose is to spark innovation and advancement within the Hawaii agricultural industry through the creativity and talents in Hawaii’s growing startup, technology, and developer community.

If you are an expert in:

Business development

and want help Hawaii become food self-sufficient, this is the event for you!

Compete for cash prizes and mentorship from seasoned agtech entrepreneurs to take your concept solution to the next level!

The agenda for the weekend is as follows:

Saturday, 1/13/18

  • 8:00am - Doors open at Impact Hub, Hackathon Starts, morning brew
  • 9:00 - 9:30am - Meet the ag experts from our startup community
  • 12:00 noon - Lunch
  • 6:00pm - Dinner
  • 10pm - Doors close

Sunday, 1/14/18

  • 6am - Doors open at Impact Hub
  • 12:00 noon - Lunch, Stop Work on projects
  • 1:00pm - Team demos, judging, and awards
  • 3:00pm - Pau, time to party


  • Teams of individuals who are at least 18 years of age (adults) as of the time of entry, are Hawaii state residents or U.S. citizens as of the time of entry;
  • Individuals who are under 18 years of age (minors), provided they are each a member of a team that includes a minimum of one individual who meets all requirements of item above (e.g.,parent, educator, advisor).


Submission Criteria

  • Submissions must be entirely the work of the contestants. Teams may use any software/platform of their choosing for their projects and submissions will be uploaded to the official AGathon Devpost site.

  • Participants and teams must register there submission here at

  • Team presentations on demo day are 5 minutes long. A general rule of thumb is 3 minutes presentation and 2 minutes of Q&A for the judges. This should all be concluded within the 5 minutes.

Hackathon Sponsors


$6,000 in prizes

First Place

First place team as determined by the judges.

Second Place

Second place team as determined by the judges.

Third Place

Third place team as determined by the judges.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Create a working app or solution that meets the requirements and specifications described within one Sponsor Challenge.

Solutions will be explained and demonstrated by the team for the judging panel on January 14, 2018 at 1pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST).

Each Contestant will be required to provide the following as part of the Submission:

  • A link to their app/submission
  • A link to your submission profile on Devpost including a declaration of which Challenge you've chosen to pursue -

After the Competition Submission Period has ended, the Submission cannot be modified in any way until after Judging has ended.


Scott Enright

Scott Enright
Chairmen/Director - Dept of Ag

Christine Sakuda

Christine Sakuda
Executive Director/Transform Hawaii Gov

Mike Gabbard

Mike Gabbard
Hawaii State Senator

Jesse Cooke

Jesse Cooke
VP of Investments/Ulupono

Robbie Melton

Robbie Melton

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    Potential to positively impact Hawaii’s agriculture industry as relevant to each respective Challenge (25%)
  • Quality
    Quality of concept, including creativity, originality and commercial viability (25%)
  • Implementation
    Implementation of the idea (including user experience and design) (50%)

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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