Over 50,000 Extra Life participants sign up and play games to support local kids each year and have generated over $70M for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2008. With the need of our hospitals continuing to grow, we’re looking for ways to explore untapped potential by unlocking the Extra Life community’s unparalleled passion to play games, heal kids. Hackathon presents the opportunity for the Extra Life community help shape the future of the program.
We want your ideas to make what we do even better. Pitch your ideas to create new and innovative tools that can used by the Extra Life community to raise life-saving funds for kids treated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Focus areas include: live stream fundraising tools, charity-focused esports events and better ways for Extra Life communities to stay connected throughout the year.
What's in it for You?
The top submissions will be invited to attend Children’s Hospitals Week 2020 and Extra Life United in Orlando, FL from April 7-9, 2020. During their time at the event, they will be invited to present their concept to a panel of judges with the winning idea to be developed and tested for implementation to the Extra Life experience.
MENTORSHIP Proposals may be created and developed alongside a team of knowledgeable experts in the gaming and nonprofit industry.
FREE TRIP TO ORLANDO
The top proposals will get the chance to present at Children's Hospitals Week 2020 and Extra Life United.
Leave your legacy by influencing the future of the Extra Life experience that benefits millions of kids every year.
Watch the Kickoff!
Tune in HERE to our Extra Life Hackathon kickoff to learn how you can submit your idea and compete from Lou and Lu!
Schedule of Events
Key Success Criteria
Each submission should be aligned with one of the four below categories:
Extra Life Community Management:Ideas should focus on community and/or team management, engagement and insights to help local or virtual Extra Life groups stay in contact throughout the year and become fundraising forces for their local CMN Hospital.
Live Stream Fundraising Tools: Ideas should focus on new tools and resources that will help content creators inspire and engage their viewers in support of local CMN Hospitals.
Charity Esport Events: Ideas should focus on creating memorable experiences in local communities through gaming events that benefit local CMN Hospitals.
Blue-Sky Innovation: The Extra Life community is one of the most creative and resourceful online communities to be reckoned with. If you have an idea that doesn’t fit into one of the above categories, place it within the Blue-Sky Innovation category!
Subject Matter Experts
These are the Subject Matter Experts that will be helping you develop your idea before presenting at Extra Life United! These experts come from all over the gaming and charity industries. They will work closely with you and help you take your idea to the next level!
A panel of CMN Hospitals employees and industry subject matter experts will review every idea submitted to this site. The top 15 ideas will be presented during the Community Feedback stage for YOU to provide comments on your favorites. After the Community Feedback period concludes, the top 4 ideas will be selected after additional reviews of the further developed ideas.
Reflects a creative and innovative approach
Solves a Problem
Represents a viable solution to a real problem
Easy to Use/Implement
Provides an intuitive user interface and experience
Provides an easily understood value
Can functionally demo and has the potential to scale
Leverages a variety of technologies in an unique way
Proposal teams can leverage the following resources to enhance proposals and strengthen the chances of winning: