It's amazing to be a part of the HACKcelerator experience and help these teams achieve the legendary startup status they so rightly deserve.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2015
AngelHack, the world’s largest and most diverse hacker community, is gearing up to kick off their 2015 HACKcelerator worldwide, on August 3rd, 2015.
The 2015 HACKcelerator includes 31 teams from cities all around the world who won the grand prize at their cities’ event during AngelHack’s eighth and largest Global Hackathon Series earlier this year. These cities include Hong Kong, Bogota, Bangalore, Mexico City, Montreal, Bangkok, Austin, Tokyo and many more; some of which are from previously underestimated and hard to infiltrate tech communities, especially within the Asia Region.
The HACKcelerator, a 12-week pre-accelerator program, will provide this year’s hackathon winners with a local coworking space, top tier mentors in their area, and the opportunity to learn from the industry’s biggest players during weekly speaker series sessions. The teams will also be provided with hands-on pitch mentorship, all to help push their original projects into full-fledged startups.
“It's amazing to be a part of the HACKcelerator experience and help these teams achieve the legendary startup status they so rightly deserve. Creating a working prototype that solves a very real problem within 24 hours and standing out among the rest really goes to show the level these teams and their ideas are at,” said HACKcelerator Program Coordinator, Cassey Gatchalian.
Some notable speakers for the 2015 HACKcelerator include:
- Stanton Jones, Software Engineer at Google
- Nicola Dalmazzo, Regional Head of Marketing, Middle East & North Africa at Google
- Justin Wu, Founder of VYTMN and Growth Engineer
- Sam O’Keefe, Startup Battlefield Editor at TechCrunch
- Vincent Dignan, Founder of Magnific
The program will mark its finale in October, with AngelHack’s annual Global Demo Day. All HACKcelerator participants will be flown out to San Francisco to attend a week of intense pitch training, ending with the opportunity to showcase their projects to a sea of investors, and wow them into gaining seed-funding. In previous years, two HACKcelerator graduates, SlickLogin and Appetas, were acquired by Google and another, Airpost.io, was aquired by DropBox. Others have been accepted into programs such as Y-Combinator, TechStars and 500 Startups, while, another team, Osper, was able to raise over $10 million in funds.
To get involved with the 2015 HACKcelerator or AngelHack’s annual Global Demo Day, please contact partners(at)angelhack(dot)com. For any questions on the 2015 HACKcelerator program or AngelHack’s annual Global Demo Day, please contact kelsey(at)angelhack(dot)com.
AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program and other education initiatives connect ambitious developers with thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to help them become more versatile, entrepreneurial and successful as change-makers. This program is intended to give quality projects, built at a hackathon with the opportunity to listen and talk to some of the biggest players in the Silicon Valley tech scene on a weekly basis; while providing them with the resources to successfully build out their projects and thrive. Find out more at http://angelhack.com/hackcelerator/.
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 three years, AngelHack has 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. Find out more at http://www.angelhack.com.