Hackomotive is a three-day competition between innovative teams who are on the path to create a significantly better car shopping experience. In an inspiring setting, with guidance from motivational speakers and industry experts, the participants will further develop their ideas into prototypes for products and services that could make a real difference for car shoppers. On the last afternoon, the teams will present their prototypes to the event’s judges in a "Shark Tank"-style format, competing for three cash prizes. At least one winning entrant will be eligible to have its idea accelerated by Edmunds.com.
Tuesday, February 25th through Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Edmunds.com’s headquarters in sunny Santa Monica, California - the heart of “Silicon Beach”.
This special event brings innovators and disruptors from all over the country to present their creative solutions to a persistent problem. As a participant in this event, you will improve the car shopping experience for consumers around the country, network with impressively creative people and business leaders, have a memorable personal and professional development opportunity - and perhaps win fame and fortune in the process.
Anyone with a great idea for improving the car shopping experience is eligible to apply to participate in Hackomotive. Each participant may be either:
The most qualified experts from the worlds of automotive companies, dealerships, engineering, media and more have been invited to judge Hackomotive 2014.
Meet the judges
|$20,0001st place cash prize|
|$10,0002nd place cash prize|
|$5,0003rd place cash prize|
Top 3 Hackomotive 2014 teams will get cash prizes
In addition, Edmunds.com may select a winning product/idea for acceleration to the next level!
|10:00||10:45||11:00||12:30||1:00||1:30 - 3:30||3:45||4:30||5:00 - 8:00|
|Registration Opens||Event Kickoff||Keynote||Team Activity||Lunch||Team Workshop||Team Activity||Wrap up||Reception party @ Edmunds HQ Water Garden|
|Workspace Opens and Breakfast||Team Activity||Lunch||Team Challenge||Team Activity||Team Activity (cont.)||Dinner||Workspace closes|
|Workspace Opens and Breakfast||Team Challenge||Team Activity||Lunch||Final presentation Due||Team Pitches||Judges deliberation
|Final wrap-up||Winners Announced!|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Hackomotive?
Q: When will the event take place?
Q: Where will the event take place?
Q: Why is Edmunds.com having this event?
Q: Why is this a competition?
Q: Who are the judges?
Q: What is the judging criteria?
Q: What will the winners get?
Q: Why would I want to participate in this event?
Q: Who is eligible to participate?
Edmunds.com is committed to helping make car shopping easier. A car is the second biggest purchase for most consumers, and the buying process remains an unpleasant, anxiety-filled experience that has changed little even with the benefit of online resources. By recognizing, rewarding and supporting innovations happening in this area, we believe we can improve the car buying experience even more dramatically than we do with our own Web site.
Creating an environment where the best products are rewarded drives people to perform their best and give their all.
Past winners, presentations and statistics