Judges & Prizes


For All Teams

Discounted Cab Rides -- Hailo is providing a $15 discount on all rides to and from the hackathon that weekend. Use code “cleanweb” for the discount. 

Free Snacks -- Instacart is offering $25 off all orders of groceries from local grocery stories plus free delivery to all teams and participants. We'll provide each team with a special link on Saturday. 

Judge and Audience Prizes 

Each judge will award 1-10 points for concept, design, originality, impact, functionality, and sustainability.

Best in Show -- Overall winner by judge voting - 50% of the prize pool (Around $5,000*)

Second Place -- Second place by judge voting. - 20% of the prize pool (Around $2,000*)

Third Place -- Third place by judge voting. - 10% of the prize pool (Around $1,000*)

Audience vote -- Audience will cast ballots for their favorite. -- 10% of the prize pool (Around $1,000*)

All Hackathon winners get a free application fee + special consideration (worth $140) to Clean Tech Open! This is an amazing opportunity to get your cleantech or cleanweb startup going and growing. The accelerator includes six months of cleantech-specific mentoring, visibility and networking to push your startup to the next level. All other Hackathon participants are encouraged to apply as well. Apply today at http://www2.cleantechopen.org/overview/ – the final deadline is May 1st!

*Prize values are estimated and are subject to change. Every dollar not spent putting on the hackathon will go towards prizes for our winners. 



Alicia Barton, MassCEC

As Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Alicia Barton is responsible for leading MassCEC’s efforts to accelerate the success of the clean energy technology sector in Massachusetts.

Since her appointment as CEO in August, 2012, Alicia has driven MassCEC’s efforts to provide support for all aspects of the sector from early stage technology innovation, to clean energy project deployment and workforce development.  Working in close coordination with the clean energy, environmental and economic development efforts of the Commonwealth, MassCEC’s programs have helped deliver record job growth in the clean energy technology sector, while seeing rapid expansion of clean energy projects throughout Massachusetts. Under Alicia’s leadership, MassCEC has grown its program offerings for businesses, communities and residences, expanded its focus to new areas like water innovation, and made history by breaking ground on the construction of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal – America’s first offshore wind facility.    

Cort Johnson, Terrible Labs


Cort Johnson is a co-founder of Terrible Labs, a boutique design and development shop and TicketZen, a company that allows citizens to scan and pay parking tickets with their mobile phones. He also works with Flybridge Capital and its general partners as an advisor to support and broaden the firm’s investment activities in the Boston region.

Vinit Nijhawan, Boston University


Vinit Nijhawan is Managing Director, Office of Technology Development, and Executive-in-Residence at ITEC (Institute of Technology, Entrepreneurship & Commercialization) at Boston University. Vinit also teaches MBA courses on Entrepreneurship at BU, over 225 students have taken his courses. Vinit has over 30 years experience building five startups: as CEO of three, five were acquired. Vinit was Venture Partner at Key Venture Partners and over two years sourced over 200 deals and made one investment that was acquired for $430M. Vinit is an advisor and board member to several technology startups and was a Mass High Tech All-Star in 2005. Vinit has participated in over 150 panel discussions and paper presentations, and is a Board Member of Mass Ventures, an early stage, quasi-public Massachusetts venture capital firm and a co-founder of EdTech Accelerator LearnLaunchX. Vinit earned a B.A.Sc in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Barun Singh, WeGoWise

Barun Singh is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer of WegoWise, a company he created out of a vision to drive meaningful reductions in energy and water use. WegoWise has become an award-winning industry leader, emerging as a new standard that is driving how individuals, organizations and governments think about efficiency programs and investments. It has produced measurable and significant social, economic and environmental returns across the United States. WegoWise is based in Boston, MA. Barun built WegoWise’s utility analytics platform, and leads all aspects of product development and technological innovation. Barun participated in the inaugural Boston Cleanweb Hackathon, and his team won first prize as well as crowd favorite.

Per Gyllstrom, EnerNOC

Per Gyllstrom is the Chief Product Architect at EnerNOC Inc., a leading provider of Energy Intelligence Software (EIS) and technology.  EnerNOC applications enables customers to understand how they buy energy, how much they consume, and when the use it to drive operational efficiency and improve productivity. Utilities and grid operators leverage EnerNOC application to enhance grid reliability and provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional power supply resources.

Per leads the development and adoption of EnerNOC's Energy Intelligence platform architecture. The architecture delivers scalability and high performance and is designed for the Cloud.  Per is also engaged in the adoption and roll out of big data and other cloud based technologies.

Per has over 30 years of experience. Prior to EnerNOC, Per has worked at PNC Bank, Xerox, Digital Equipment and Bell Laboratories as an architect. Per has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa.

Tony Barnes, EnergySavvy

Tony is Director of Client Solutions for EnergySavvy, managing Northeast operations from its Boston office. EnergySavvy is a leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry. Dedicated to making energy efficiency more controllable and transparent, EnergySavvy’s platform unlocks value by creating modern customer experiences and delivering predictability to the industry.