Lobo Hackathon


Join us for this two-day event at the Lobo Rainforest Building!

The Lobo Hackathon is an opportunity for people to come together to intensely focus and collaborate on improving or creating an idea. Teams can build or refine an idea that sets out to address a problem, utilize a technology, or create something new!

Collaborate on a team or join us for the final pitches where teams will present their ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash prizes!

The prize pool totals $25,000! 5 team awards of $5,000 each will be awarded.

Open to students, faculty, staff, entrepreneurs, and others in the community. All disciplines are invited to participate. No experience is necessary

We provide the food and support, you provide the solutions!

Registration link and FAQs coming soon.

Interested in seeing the finals only? Registration coming soon.

The program will run Thursday, April 11, 6:00pm-10:00pm  and Friday, April 12, 8:00am-8:00pm at the Lobo Rainforest Building.


Thursday, April 11, 6pm-10pm

  • Introductions, pitch an idea, team formation

Friday, April 12, 8am-8pm

  • Final pitches at 6pm (5-minute pitch to a panel of judges)
  • Prototype development, business model development, and final pitches - winners will split a $25,000 prize pool!

Interested in seeing the 2024 Lobo Hackathon Final pitches?  Join us Friday, April 12,  6pm-8pm for dinner and the pitches at the Lobo Rainforest Building. Registration coming soon.

Earn UNM Credit

Earn credit for participating in the Lobo Hackathon and learn the basics of entrepreneurship. The elective course (Spring 2024 - begins March 18) will help prepare students to participate in the Lobo Hackathon. All majors welcome, students not admitted to Anderson will need a program override. Please email Dr. Rob DelCampo at delcampo@unm.edu for an override and for any questions.

Interested in Mentoring?

Mentors and skilled experts from all disciplines are welcome.  Mentors can assist teams with their subject matter expertise and experience while enhancing their own skills as leaders, educators, and communicators by guiding rising talent.  Click here to register as a mentor.

Thank you to our generous sponsors in 2023!

HP Inc.
Nusenda Credit Union
Speck Design
Westwind Roadrunner 3D

UNM Anderson School of Management | Clinical & Translational Science Center | Health Sciences | School of Engineering | Office of the Vice President for Research | UNM Rainforest Innovations

Interested in sponsoring the 2024 Hackathon?
Please reach out to Cara Michaliszyn at cmichaliszyn@innovations.unm.edu.

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