22 Winning Hackathon Prototypes’ Turned Startup to Present at AngelHack’s Fourth Annual Global Demo Day

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“When you come to GDD, you’re not just seeing what the best coders in the world are capable of doing, you’re getting a front-row seat to the future of tech."

On October 29th, 2015 at 5:30 p.m at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco, the top one percent of developers, investors, entrepreneurs and representatives from highly accredited startup accelerators will gather for what can be described as the real-life Shark Tank, AngelHack’s Fourth Annual Global Demo Day (GDD).

This year’s GDD is bringing 22 teams from over 20 cities in 13 different countries, to one place to demo their projects in front of over 150 tier one investors. A cumulative end to AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program; a 12-week pre-accelerator designed to help hackathon hackers explore and refine their ideas, building their winning hackathon prototypes’ into a fully fledged startup. Some notable teams demoing at this year’s GDD include:

  • BoxTrip from Mexico City; marketplace for moving services. BoxTrip has already acquired an active customers base and B2B partnerships as well as being selected as one of Mexico’s 10 hottest startups.
  • Plain Exchange from Hong Kong; providing peer to peer currency exchange solution for university students and already has 30,000 HKD in transactions.
  • Wrapupp from Dubai; a cloud based meeting productivity tool that directs result oriented meetings.
  • AtumSoft from Cincinnati; hardware that helps solve the issue of inefficiency in modern-day lab equipment.

“This year’s teams are performing exceptionally well. Nine weeks into the program, we're already seeing some startups closing strategic partnerships with corporate giants such as Microsoft and have inbound investor interest,” said Director of Business Acceleration at AngelHack, Milan Koch.

These teams, along with others, will present their startups at AngelHack’s Fourth Annual GDD in hopes of wowing the crowd and going home with seed-funding, while revealing the future of the global tech industry to a high-profile judging panel, including: Michael Siebel, Partner at Y-Combinator; Kat Manalac, Partner at Y-Combinator; Jenny Fielding, Managing Director at TechStars; Ed Spiegel, EIR with 500 Startups; Erik Moore, Managing Partner at Base Ventures; Joseph Wei, Managing Partner at Lab360; and Keri Gohman, Head of Small Business Banking at Capital One.

“When you come to GDD, you’re not just seeing what the best coders in the world are capable of doing,” said Sabeen Ali, Founder and CEO of AngelHack. “You’re getting a front-row seat to the future of tech. These teams are a bellwether for the direction tech is taking - where they’re going now, the industry will follow.” In previous years, two HACKcelerator graduates, SlickLogin and Appetas, were acquired by Google and another, Airpost.io was aquired by Box. Others have been accepted into programs such as Y-Combinator, TechStars and 500 Startups, while, another team, Osper, raised over $10 million in funds.

To purchase your ticket for to GDD, visit: http://globaldemoday15.com/.

For more information about AngelHack’s Fourth Annual Global Demo Day, contact Kelsey Ruiz at (415) 754-0261 or email her at kelsey@angelhack.com.

About AngelHack
AngelHack is the world’s largest developer ecosystem, helping to drive open innovation of tech products, platforms and brands with extraordinary smarts, scale and speed. Known as pioneers of global hackathons, AngelHack’s more than 50,000 developers, designers, and entrepreneurs in 65 countries compete to build, test and launch new solutions over the course of a weekend. For more than four years AngelHack has successfully partnered with corporate change-makers at Comcast NBCUniversal, Hasbro, IBM, Accenture, Hearst, and Cisco to run themed, global initiatives designed to rapidly prototype ideas while helping them build relationships with the workforce of the future. AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program and other education initiatives connect ambitious developers with thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to help them become more versatile and successful entrepreneurs.
Find out more at http://www.angelhack.com

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