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Daimler North America Trucks Hackathon

Organized By
Capital Factory and Daimler North America Trucks
Jul 19
06:00 PM - 05:00 PM

We believe voice technology could allow our techs access to repair information, guided diagnostic procedures and other valuable information without having to step away from their bay and keeping their hands free.

Your goal is to create a solution to increase the speed and efficiency of our technicians in order to get our customers' trucks back on the road as fast as possible.


Perks and Prizes

This hackathon is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative ideas to executives and key decision makers at Daimler Trucks North America!

The top three teams will receive the following prize money:

First Place: $10,000
Second Place: $5,000
Third Place: $2,500


Team Travel Stipends

Have a group that you'd like to participate with in the hackathon? We're glad to announce that we'll be offering a limited quantity of travel stipends to qualified teams! Come visit Austin and enjoy the Daimler Trucks North America Hackathon together.


Interested teams can email [email protected] to apply. Please provide information on your team and your idea for the hackathon.




Friday July 19th:

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Check-in

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Kick Off Presentation by Daimler

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Team Formation & Pitch Sessions


Saturday July 20th:

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Breakfast & Check-in

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Kick Off

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Hands-on with a Truck & Diesel Tech

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Working Sessions

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mentor Sessions

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Working Sessions

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Dinner

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Working Sessions


Sunday July 21st:

9:00 AM Check-in & Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Working Sessions

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tech Check

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pitches Sessions

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Judging Deliberation

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Winners Announced



Here is a limited list of criteria that will make your solution stand out from others:

  • How is the solution going to be accepted by the end users?
  • How much will it improve the efficiency?
  • How easy and cost effective is the dealer setup?
  • How easy can existing content be converted/adapted to your solution?
  • How adaptable is your solution to different use-cases?


What to Bring

  • Laptop/Computer
  • Any special hardware/software required for your idea
  • Headphones or other 'focusing' tools
  • A good attitude!

Location of Event

701 Brazos Street, 1st floor
Austin, TX, 78701
701 Brazos Street, 1st floor
Austin, TX, 78701

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