Tresata, the creator of hackathonCLT, is the leading predictive analytics platform for understanding and monetizing customer behaviors with a singular goal – to enrich life. This is achieved with great purity, precision and personalization by Tresata’s analytics engines that have automated the discovery of knowledgeTM from raw data to actionable insight. For more information, visit tresata.com or contact curious@tresata.com

Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), is a co-founder of hackathonCLT. Harris Teeter, was co-founded in 1960 by North Carolina grocers W.T. Harris and Willis Teeter. Harris Teeter operates over 230 stores and 14 fuel centers in seven states and the District of Columbia. In addition to its retail stores, Harris Teeter also owns grocery, frozen food, and perishable distribution centers in Greensboro, NC and Indian Trail, NC, as well as a dairy in High Point, NC.Harris Teeter is headquartered in Matthews, NC and has approximately 30,000 associates.


Through its diverse collection of storied breweries, MillerCoors brings American beer drinkers an unmatched selection of the highest quality beers, flavored malt beverages and ciders, steeped in centuries of brewing heritage. Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company brew national favorites such as Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Coors Light and Coors Banquet. MillerCoors also proudly offers beers such as Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy from sixth-generation Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, and Blue Moon Belgian White from modern craft pioneer Blue Moon Brewing Company, founded in 1995. Beyond beer, MillerCoors operates Crispin Cider Company, an artisanal maker of pear and apple ciders using fresh-pressed American juice, and offers pioneering brands such as the Redd’s franchise, Smith & Forge Hard Cider and Henry’s Hard Sodas. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, our craft and import division, is the home to craft brewers Hop Valley.


NorthState (formerly DataChambers) is a Founding Sponsor of hackathonCLT. NorthState specializes in information technology services tailor-made to meet your needs – including cloud, data center colocation and enterprise management solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Duke Energy

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States. Its Electric Utilities and Infrastructure business unit serves approximately 7.5 million customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. The company’s Gas Utilities and Infrastructure business unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its Commercial Renewables business unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the United States.


Abbott is all about helping people live their best and fullest lives through better health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been pursuing advancements in science, technology, medicine and nutrition that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. They create breakthrough products – in diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and branded generic pharmaceuticals – that help you, your family and your community lead healthier lives, full of unlimited possibilities. Today, as one of the top ten medical device manufacturers in the U.S., their 99,000 employees are working to make a lasting impact on health in the more than 150 countries.

Procter & Gamble

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.


Rapidops is the full-scale technology product development company that builds market-leading digital products, platforms and experiences. We work with ambitious leaders and visionary entrepreneurs to transform their vision into successful technology ventures that create new opportunities, improve customer lives and deliver positive impact in the world. As one of the fastest growing innovative tech company, our end-to-end capabilities in strategy, design, technology and analytics enable our customers to launch bleeding-edge mobile, web, IoT and data driven applications in a better, faster and cheaper way. Learn more about Rapidops at rapidops.com or email us at hello@rapidops.com


Kforce is an award-winning professional staffing services firm that provides strategic partnership in the areas of Technology and Finance & Accounting. Our name stands for KnowledgeForce®, which describes the experience we’ve gained since 1962, the 23,000 highly-skilled professionals we engage annually, and our customer-centric Knowledge Staffing which allows for high-touch relationship-driven results. Each year, our network of over 60 offices and two national recruiting centers provides opportunities across 4,000 companies including 70 percent of the Fortune 100.

Sealed Air

Sealed Air Corporation is a knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, enable a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.5 billion in sales in 2017 and has approximately 15,000 employees who serve customers in 122 countries. To learn more, visit sealedair.com.


Discovery Place

Through a network of four hands-on museums in three different cities, educational outreach programs and professional development for pre K – 12 teachers throughout the region, Discovery Place is a leader in STEM education in the Carolinas. We aspire to be at the forefront of transforming the way science, technology and nature are explored and learned to inspire dreams, raise aspirations and motivate people of all ages to develop a lifelong love of learning.


Digi-Bridge aims to equip shareholders with the means to foster optimal use of technology in the learning environment, ensuring that all 21st century scholars have opportunities to succeed in the digital age. We provide STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) courses for K-8th grade scholars, digital classroom consultancy, and advocate for computer science education for all. For more information visit digi-bridge.org #bridgethedivide

Barnhardt Manufacturing Company

Founded in 1900, Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has grown into an industry leader and a strong community advocate. Our twelve business units leverage eight US-based manufacturing locations to provide high-quality purified cotton and industrial foam products to a world-wide customer base. Our family-owned and operated company remains headquartered at the site of its original Plaza Midwood plant in Charlotte, NC. We are proud to produce innovative “made in the USA” products and employ over 550 employees.

Northeastern University – Charlotte Campus

The Northeastern University Charlotte campus offers the Align Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) Program and the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) to prepare students for high-demand careers in tech.

The Align Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) Program provides a direct path to a MSCS for non-computer science majors. For students who have a background in computer science we offer the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS). Northeastern is a research university known for its experiential learning model, which allows students to gain real-world work experience through a six to eight month co-op or internship at one of Northeastern’s many industry partners—including firms like Amazon, Google, IBM and Concur.


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