|Place||The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Slogan||The nation's premier college hackathon.|
PennApps started in the spring of 2009, and has been hosted once every semester since that time. Since 2011, PennApps has roughly doubled in size in each iteration. In fall of 2013, over 1,000 students from more than 100 universities competed for a prize pool of roughly $30,000.
As of the 2014 Spring Season, PennApps has required participants to apply in order to conserve space and resources.
PennApps helped set off a boom in college hackathons, with many colleges across the country now hosting similar events.
Over the years, PennApps has attracted many sponsors. Sponsors include large corporations such as Apple, Google, Yahoo, Comcast, and Microsoft. Other notable sponsors include startup companies like Venmo, Dropbox, Foursquare, Soundcloud, and GitHub. Sponsor benefits include access to participants' résumés, recruitment materials, and promotion throughout the event.
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