I am excited to be working with such promising Startups’ from all around the world, across multiple industries and cannot wait to see how they evolve throughout the HACKcelerator program.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2017
AngelHack, the world’s largest and most diverse hacker community announces the kick-off of the seventh cohort of their HACKcelerator, a pre-accelerator for early-stage startups and entrepreneurs. Accelerating 30 winning hackathon prototypes from a 55-city Global Hackathon Series themed Commit To Your Code.
The HACKcelerator, which provides 12-week remote mentorship, advising and a network of 125,000 developers to its Startups has already locked in Startup expert speakers’ for this year’s program. A few notable speakers for this year include: Donna Griffit, Corporate Storyteller and Startup Pitch Expert; Christine Souffrant Ntimh, Founder Vendedy, Director of Startup Grind Dubai, Award Winning Keynote Speaker & Entrepreneur, Forbes 30 under 30; Bryan Berger, Product Design Manager at General Assembly.
“Having worked with Fortune 500 companies, Startups and Venture Capitalists in a wide variety of industries for over 10 years, I see the value in getting to these Startups early-on especially when it comes to the pitch and demo. I am excited to be working with such promising Startups from all around the world, across multiple industries and cannot wait to see how they evolve throughout the HACKcelerator program,” said Griffit. Adi Abili, Managing Director of the HACKcelerator added, “we first meet these companies at our hackathons, and it is amazing to see what they can accomplish in just 24 hours time. From forming a team, brainstorming, creating wireframes, all the way to producing a working prototype in that amount of time takes extreme talent and dedication. I feel honored to work with such talent each year and bring global innovation to Silicon Valley on a local scale. This year, we have Startups specializing in a variety of areas from health, fintech, B2C, education, chatbots, and more, and I cannot wait to see how far they go.”
The HACKcelerator which began on-boarding its Startups from Afghanistan; Colombia; Japan; the United States; China and 29 other countries August 7th, 2017 will come to an end November 2nd, 2017 at AngelHack’s Annual Global Demo Day. The last week of the program, brings the top 1 percent of entrepreneurs together for in-person pitch training where each company will get one chance to pitch to over 150 investors and some of Silicon Valley's most elite and prolific figures in tech.
AngelHack’s HACKcelerator has accelerated 122 Startups since founding the program in 2013. 51 percent of which are still active companies raising funding, and 31 percent end up getting accepted to later stage accelerator programs such as Y-Combinator, Techstars, and 500 Startups. Previously, the HACKcelerator has worked with Startups in Palestine, Kenya, Tokyo, Palo Alto and more, some of which you can see in documentary Seed streaming on Amazon Prime. Since the start of the HACKcelerator program, AngelHack’s pre-accelerator has produced some major successes such as Appetas and SlickLogin, both acquired by Google. Other companies such as Wrapupp from Dubai, Osper from London, and Testlio from Estonia have gone on to raise major seed funding within months of Global Demo Day and are now successful, and thriving companies.
For more information on AngelHack, or the HACKcelerator program contact Kelsey at: (415) 754-0261, or email her at: kelsey(at)angelhack.com.
AngelHack, a female-owned, female-majority company is the world’s largest and most diverse 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 for more than five years, AngelHack’s 125,000+ developers, designers, and entrepreneurs around the world compete to build, test and launch new solutions over the course of a weekend. AngelHack’s invite-only HACKcelerator program connects ambitious developers with thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to help them become more versatile, entrepreneurial and successful. The program gives promising projects built at a hackathon the opportunity and resources to successfully transition their Hackathon prototype into a viable Startup with early traction. Find out more at: http://www.angelhack.com.