AngelHack is announcing its inaugural event to bring together Silicon Valley’s top talent and Bay Area angel investors in a competition for $60,000 in prizes to help launch their businesses. Prizes include seed capital investments, entrance to startup accelerators and coworking space.
The 24-hour hackathon event starts at 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 with presentations to the judging panel at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4. Before and during the event, participants are eligible for networking, mentorship and team-building services from respected Bay Area engineers, designers, product managers and pitch experts. Participants have 24 hours to organize teams, develop their ideas and technology, and prepare presentations for the panel of angel investors and media.
“Angelhack is about 4 things: Collaboration, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Investing,” says AngelHack founder Gregory Gopman. “We call it AngelHack because this is the first event to integrate angel investors and accelerator programs in a hackathon setting.”
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has initiated a call to the event participants to build social change applications for San Francisco transportation. The SF MTA is releasing new data sets to the public for the first time for the AngelHack event. See the AngelHack blog for more information.
AngelHack is currently seeking 200 brightest minds in the Bay Area to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test. Interested parties can submit applications at www.angelhack.com.