Develop an IoT or data solution that will enhance Spotless' customer experience in one of their key service areas.


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Spotless Hack @ the 'G

Spotless is Australia and New Zealand's leading integrated facilities management services provider. Spotless' team of 36,000 people provide essential services to the everyday running of businesses. See Spotless' Corporate Profile to learn more.

Melbourne's IoT Hackathon

The Spotless Hack @ the 'G is Melbourne's premier IoT Hackathon, powered by Startupbootcamp, one of the world's top Accelerator programs and being run at Melbourne's iconic MCG!

This is your chance to design and build something awesome, accessing the latest IoT technology supplied and supported by Amazon Web Services, Thinxtra, Sigfox and Cradlepoint. We're looking for ideas that solve real problems and ideally you'll develop a working prototype that you can present to the judges.

Whether you’re a professional programmer, hackathon veteran, university student or curious individual, Spotless Hack @ the G welcomes everyone, regardless of experience or technical ability. You’ll learn from our technical experts either during the lead up seminar series or throughout the event, as well as from world class mentors and fellow hackers.

It’s a great way to meet new people, learn and access the latest IoT tech and win great prizes. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!


Your solution will address one of these ‘High Level’ key focus areas:  

  1. Catering and Food Services 
  2. Facility Maintenance (including assets, HVAC, energy management and grounds) 
  3. Cleaning and Waste Management 
  4. Security 


This is a Hackathon Australia approved event. #HackAUS

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All participants must be over 18 years or accompanied by a legal guardian.

If you're not already part of a team, you'll have the ability to join or create a team either at the Launch Event on Thu 17 Nov or on the first morning at the MCG.


We’ll be using DevPost to manage project submissions for judging. One member of your team will need to sign up and then invite other members of the team onto the project via email. If you’re not familiar with DevPost then it’s worth watching this video - How to submit in DevPost.

If you have an IoT solution developed, you'll need to be able to demonstrate how this works

How to enter

All participants need to register via our Eventbrite page.

If you’re in a team already (max 6), let us know your team name when registering or on the first morning.

If you’re an individual, don’t worry - you’ll have the opportunity to join or create a team either at our Launch Event on Thursday 17 Nov or on the first morning of the Hackathon.

Enter now!


Dana Nelson

Dana Nelson
Chief Operating Officer, Spotless

Julian Fogarty

Julian Fogarty
General Manager Brand, Innovation, Technology, Spotless

Suzy Hudson

Suzy Hudson
Group Manager PPP - Government, Health & Defence, Spotless

Trevor Townsend

Trevor Townsend
Managing Director, Startupbootcamp IoT and Data Tech

Slade Sherman

Slade Sherman
Director + Co-founder, Creator Global

Judging Criteria

  • Business Model
    Is the problem you're solving real and is it aligned to the key themes? Utilising the Lean Canvas (Maurya Canvas) you'll need to capture on a single page an actionable and entrepreneur-focused business plan.
  • App or IoT Solution
    The App or IoT solution you develop and demonstrate. We'll be looking at execution, user experience (UX), technical approach, structure, creativity, innovation. If it's not working, then you'll need detailed concept designs.
  • Innovation
    Is the solution fundamentally different from any existing approaches? We're looking for breakthrough innovation that potentially changes current thinking and generates enthusiasm and support.
  • The Opportunity
    How big is the opportunity? Does the App or IoT solution and business model have the potential to make a real and sizeable impact either commercially, for customers or the community.
  • The Pitch
    Ability for the team to communicate the problem & solution, and demonstrate the App or IoT solution clearly via a 3 min video pitch and then for the five finalists in a 5 min pitch to a live audience.