NextStep Hacks is a hackathon designed by high schoolers, and for students all across the world! This year is our second ever NextStep Hacks, and we have three prize categories that we know will blow you away! Choose to make a project relating to Space, Fintech (Financial), or a Post-COVID World (Health), and get ready to win some amazing prizes along the way!

To participate, make sure to register on our site, join our Discord server, and get ready to have a blast!

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,000 in prizes

1st Place

An amazing prize! (To be decided)

2nd Place

An amazing prize! (To be decided)

3rd Place

An amazing prize! (To be decided)

All Participants

Some amazing perks! (To be decided)

Best Space Hack

An amazing prize! (To be decided)

Best Fin-tech Hack

An amazing prize! (To be decided)

Best Post-COVID Hack

An amazing prize! (To be decided)

Best Website

An amazing prize! (To be decided)

Best App

An amazing prize! (To be decided)

Best Idea + Pitch

An amazing prize! (To be decided)

Raffle Swag Pack (25)

A custom HackAlphaX Swag Pack, courtesy of sticker mule, containing:
- A HackAlphaX Bubble Mailer
- A HackAlphaX Keychain
- HackAlphaX/NextStep Hacks Buttons
- HackAlphaX/NextStep Stickers

All winners of the hackathon will also receive a swag pack (in addition to the 25 that will be raffled off). Raffle forms will be distributed during the hackathon.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • We require all teams to submit a 5 minute or less demo video.
  • Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon. 
  • Your code must be available in some sort of public repository. 
  • We do allow you to submit your project to other hackathons (this weekend only) as long as the other hackathon also allows this. 
  • If you're continuing work on an old project, you MUST specify in your Devpost what was worked on 1) before the hackathon and 2) during the hackathon. 


Aditya Kirubakaran

Aditya Kirubakaran
HackAlphaX Founder & Executive Director

Krishnan Shankar
HackAlphaX Technical & Operations Lead

Keshav Majithia
HackAlphaX Financials Lead

Samanyu Bansal
HackAlphaX Growth Lead

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
  • Adherence to Track
    Does the hack adhere to the selected track? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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