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What is Major League Hacking (MLH)?

Major League Hacking (MLH) is the official student hackathon league. Each year, we power over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students around the world. MLH is an engaged and passionate maker community, consisting of the next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs.

MLH has been a community first, mission driven organization from the beginning. We measure our success by the number of hackers we empower, and we want to keep it that way. That's why we made it official and became a Certified B Corporation in 2016. B Corps are for-profit enterprises that are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their community, not just their shareholders.

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What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are weekend-long invention competitions. Participants dream up project ideas that they then bring to life over the course of 24-36 hours. Projects could be anything from websites to mobile apps to robots. We've seen a team create a self-driving car in a weekend!

Why do Sponsors partner with Major League Hacking?

We partner with the world's top brands to help meet their needs in three major focus areas - Recruiting, Brand Marketing, and Developer Relations. We'll work with you to reach our audience in an authentic and impactful way.


Top tech companies go to hackathons, not career fairs. Hackathons are the best places to meet the most talented up-and-coming technologists in the world.

  • University Recruiting
  • Employment Branding
  • Internships/New Grad FT

Brand Marketing

Student developers are influencers on campus, working on the bleeding edge of technology and making recommendations about brands they love to their networks.

  • Experiential
  • Future Customers
  • Brand Promoters
  • Influencer Marketing

Developer Relations

Students come to hackathons to hone their skills and learn about new technologies and products they'll use in their careers for years to come.

  • Evangelism
  • Product Feedback
  • Developer Platform Adoption

How do Sponsors partner with Major League Hacking?

There are a number of touch points across the MLH hackathon season to impact student developers. We are experts at creating sponsorship opportunities that position companies alongside student technologists in authentic, repeatable, and long-lasting ways.

Season Package

Through a season sponsorship, MLH will design and implement a custom promotion on your behalf, exposing your products & services to over 65,000 students annually.

Hardware Lab

Through inclusion in the MLH Hardware Lab, your devices are made available at over 200 hackathons each year for students to check out and build amazing projects with.

MLH Prime

MLH Prime is our series of regional and championship hackathons, bringing together the most talented and prolific hackers in a region to compete in these invitation-only events. Watch our video to learn more.

MLH Hackcon

Focused on community-building, Hackcon is the student hackathon organizers’ conference. Each year hundreds of student leaders from all over the world come together at Hackcon to learn from one another.

MLH Local Hack Day

Local Hack Day is a global hackathon uniting thousands of students. Participants across 100+ distributed campuses are able to connect with their local communities and other hackers around the world through digital workshops & mini-events, social media, and a global livestream.

MLH Localhost

MLH Localhost empowers students to engage in self-driven learning outside of hackathons. We’ll partner with you to provide technologies, devices, and hands-on materials for students to run workshops on campus.

What do MLH Sponsors Receive?


Achieve scale across over 200 events by allowing MLH to promote your company on your behalf.


Measure success through surveying, reporting, and cross-platform comparison analytics provided throughout the season.

In-Person Engagement

Create long-lasting and memorable experiences through on-site activations, prizing, and distribution to every MLH season attendee.


Learn from real-time, direct student observations to help inform product and platform decisions.

Brand Promotion

Target unique product and brand experiences in an authentic setting native to student hackers.

Tailored Approach

Impact the priorities you care about through a consultative, collaborative MLH sponsor package.

What do Sponsors say about MLH?

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