#Energy and #ConnectedCar Hackathon hosted at De Groene Bocht and Rockstart Accelerator

We'll be tackling the biggest issues in the energy and smart mobility space. If you like #utilites #ConnectedCar #SharingEconomy, you've found the right hack. Learn about the challenges beforehand, then team up, build an app, program, or user interface, pitch it, and get featured in subsequent blog posts and articles! 

We'll be there to help you work with the APIs, SDKs, data sets, app submission, presentation, and any future development if you so choose. 

Visit amsenergycar.challengepost.com to create an account on the Challenge Post platform, which will register you for an event, and submit a Project Page for your solution including a text description of your app and its core functionality.

Questions? Email cleanwebams@cleanweb.co

We look forward to seeing you there. 

View full rules


Can I Participate?
The Competition is open only to anyone on who has signed up for and submitted their solution to the Challengepost platform. 

*Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Organizers’ and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding on all matters related to the Competition. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


Submission requirements are as follows:

Note that some challenges may have category-specific rules and requirements in addition to the rules below. 
1. Submissions may be any kind of application, be it for the web, a personal computer, a mobile handheld device, SMS, or any software platform broadly available to the public.
2. Submissions must contain an application that functions as expressed in the text description.
3. Submissions must be either in English or if in a language other than English, must be accompanied by an English translation of the text.
4. Submissions must not be indecent, defamatory, in obvious bad taste, demonstrate a lack of respect for public morals or conduct or adversely affects the reputation of the Sponsors.
5. Submissions must not: a) be illegal under applicable laws; b) depict hatred, defame, threaten a specific community in the society or incite violence.
6. Submissions must a) be original; b) be solely owned by Contestant and that no other party has any rights or interest, whether known or unknown; and c) not violate the Intellectual Property, common law or privacy rights of other parties. A Contestant may contract with a third party to assist with the creation of their Submission, provided the Contestant is the sole and unequivocal owner of all intellectual property and licenses in the Submission.

Online Requirements
Each Contestant will be required to provide the following as part of the Submission:
• A text description of the submission, including a declaration of which challenge, if any, the submission addresses.
• At least one photograph of your working app.

*After the Competition Submission Period has ended, the Submission cannot be modified in any way until after Judging has ended

The competition is organized around various “challenges” each associated with various prizes. These prizes often include the chance to further develop the idea in conjuction with the challenge sponsor. We highly encourage teams tackle one of these challenges, although the competition does not explicity require it.

More details on challenges will be posted here soon. Challenges span two major topics:

1) Smart Energy: building applications that incentivize grid flexibility and enable renewable power, as well as building applications to process waste smarter.

2) Connected Cars: designing user experiences that turn the car into a connected environment to improve energy, safety and entertainment.



How to enter

Register: During the Competition Submission Period, register at amsenergycar.challengepost.com utilizing the Challenge Post platform. Registration is free and only requires that you have a personal Facebook or Twitter account. Registrants cannot use a company, group, or any other kind of Facebook account to register, although individuals may represent organizations participating in the Competition. Registered Contestants must create a free profile and enter their submission on challengepost.com.

Registered Contestants will then be able to create Project Page(s) and enter Submission(s).

*In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized Facebook account holder used to register will be deemed to be the Contestant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned a personal account by Facebook.com. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Contestants must comply with the terms of use of data sets listed by Organizers. Failure to do so could result in disqualification from the Competition at the Organizers’ sole discretion.


Event Schedule







De Groene Bocht II - Keizersgracht 452 - 1016 GD AMSTERDAM - www.degroenebocht.nl

Doors open to 




Hacking starts.


Throughout Day


Hacking continues.

Breakfast and lunch served.



Deadline to submit proposals to Challenge Post. 

(Teams can continue rehearsing pitch if they choose).



Doors open.

Come early, be social, and meet like-minded sustainability hackers. 




Welcome: brief intro on amenities, meals, challenges, and mentors

Optional briefing on PowerMatcher software for teams choosing relevant challenges.



Rockstart Accelerator (Herengracht 182, 1016 BR Amsterdam)

Doors open for pitch presentation and judging.

Drinks available.



Introduction to hackathon: hosts, rules, program.



Open stage pitching: Anybody can give a 30 second lightning pitch on their project to recruit team members.


Throughout Day


Hacking continues.

Mentors come by at pre-specified times and are available to answer questions and troubleshoot projects.

Lunch and dinner served.


18h30 - 19h30

Rockstart Accelerator

Pitch presentations.



Rockstart Accelerator

People’s choice winner selected


Rockstart Accelerator

Judges announce winner






Blake Burris

Blake Burris
Chief Hacktivist, The Cleanweb Initiative and VP, Developer Relations at Vinli

Olger Warnier

Olger Warnier
Founder at giffdiff

George Trienekens

George Trienekens
New Business Manager REX - Realtime Energy eXchange at EXE - Energy eXchange Enablers

Yme Bosma

Yme Bosma
Program Director Smart Energy Accelerator at Rockstart Accelerator

Judging Criteria

  • (25%) Potential
    Potential to solve energy and mobility problems in the city of Amsterdam relevant to each respective challenge (25%)
  • (25%) Thoughtfulness
    Quality of concept, including creativity, originality and commercial viability (25%)
  • (50%) Implementation
    Implementation of the idea (including user experience and design) (50%)