Draft Your Budget

Before you can begin asking for money, get a sense of how much cash you need to pull off your hackathon. Create a budget template based on estimated costs and your expected number of attendees.

Note: We recommend you build in a buffer of $1,000 to $3,000, depending on the size of the event. In our experience, organizers will always need this extra money.

Helpful Figures

Over the years the we've found the averages costs for major budget items are as follows:

  • Food: $7 per person per meal
  • Snacks & Drinks: $10 per person
  • T-Shirts: $5-8 per person (dependent on volume)
  • Busses: $3,500 per bus


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