Carnegie Mellon University

Hosted by the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, the CMU VentureWell Virtual Energy Hackathon is an opportunity for collegiate students to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing leading energy companies and organizations. The Hackathon will take place virtually on September 29-30, 2020.

students discuss their solution at the 2019 CMU VentureWell Energy Hackathon.

Students work in interdisciplinary teams for 24 hours to combine their energy expertise, data analytics, business intelligence, and economic reasoning to solve a specific problem presented to them. Participants have the opportunity to engage with real-world energy data, win $1,000 and network with energy experts. 

A data partner works with students at the CMU VentureWell Energy Hackathon.

2020 Challenge Partners


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Duquesne Light Company logo
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2020 Hackathon Judges

Andrew Chabot - Principal, BCI Technology Investments

2020 Hackathon Judge - Andrew Chabot

Sakshi Mishra - Researcher, Energy Analytics and Optimization, NREL

2020 Hackathon Judge - Sakshi Mishra

William Sapon - Senior Advisor, Clean Energy & Transportation, People's Natural Gas

2020 Hackathon Judge - William Sapon

Matineh Eybpoosh - Co-founder & CEO, WattLearn Inc.

2020 Hackathon Judge - Matineh Eybpoosh

Brad Morris - Senior Manager of Engineering and Energy, Giant Eagle Inc.

2020 Hackathon Judge - Brad Morris

Elizabeth Cook - Senior Manager, Transmission & Distribution Planning, DLC

2020 Hackathon Judge - Elizabeth Cook

Tigran Parvanyan - Energy Specialist, The World Bank

2020 Hackathon Judges - Tigran Parvanyan

2020 Hackathon Company Mentors

Katie Flynn - Program Manager, Giant Eagle Inc.

2020 Hackathon Mentor - Katie Flynn

Gianmarco Alian - Transmission Planning Engineer, DLC

2020 Hackathon Mentor - Gianmarco Alian

Hong Yang - Energy Data Analyst, World Bank Group

2020 Hackathon Mentor - Hong Yang

Stephen Abate - Transmission Planning Engineer, DLC

2020 Hackathon Mentor - Stephen Abate

Our Supporters


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