Join Us for Our 3rd Annual Red Hot Hack 


Red Wing Ignite to foster technology initiatives and showcase Minnesota’s vibrant tech community at this year's hackathon 



Red Hot Hack Group

Join us for a fun and collaborative event to help ignite innovation and help launch your business ideas. The event is an opportunity for people who want to connect, contribute ideas and advance their ideas and businesses that  solve real world problems. The winner of the Red Hot Hack will present their idea at Ignite Cup on April 26th in front of local investors, mentors and the entrepreneurial community.

Experience a day of idea generation, teamwork, networking, startup pitches, food and beverage.

Learn from business mentors and entrepreneurs who are leading by example, establish new connections, and develop new technology to solve real world problems

Who Should Attend?

Red Hot Hack Group Brainstorm

Individuals with business ideas, startup businesses, programmers, aspiring techies and creative-minded individuals.  

At the first Red Hot Hack, two winning teams were invited to demonstrate their next-generation applications at the US Ignite Application Summit in Silicon Valley, California, in June 2014. “We have proven innovation can happen outside of Silicon Valley,” said Neela Mollgaard, Executive Director of Red Wing Ignite.



Welcoming Individuals With Ideas or Emerging Businesses in 6 Categories:


Energy/Clean Tech






High Tech

life sciences

Life Sciences



Why Attend?

> Connect with creative individuals

> Mentors will be available to accelerate your ideas and business

> Jump-start for regional and statewide opportunities including the IGNITE CUP and MN CUP


The hackathon starts at 8:00am Saturday morning and goes until 7:00pm. There will be an optional networking get together on March 11, at 6:00PM for those that are interested. Agenda to follow.

The Winner 

Ideas, applications and businesses pitched at the event will be judged on several criteria including Best Idea or Concept, and Best Presentation, Best Technology, and Overall Winner. The winner will have a guaranteed spot at the IGNITE CUP Tuesday, April 26, 6:00pm


Got an idea for the open hack? Please head to the ideas page to get the conversation going. Spark a discussion and start forming teams before the hack. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the idea generation.


Register By March 5th, 2016

For questions call 651-327-2115 or e-mail

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About Red Wing Ignite Innovation Center:


We provide infrastructure that enables entrepreneurship and innovation for the Red Wing community. Founded by the community of Red Wing, with the support of local foundations and the City of Red Wing.