AngelHack, world’s biggest hackathon, comes to Malaysia
By Digital News Asia May 15, 2013
- Two-day competition kicks off June 8 at 1337 Accelerator in Cyberjaya
- Winning team gets on accelerator programme, two members to go to Silicon Valley
1337 Ventures, VLT and Startup Mamak are bringing AngelHack, touted to be the world's biggest hackathon competition, to Malaysia.
The two-day competition will kick off on June 8 at the 1337 Accelerator in MSC Malaysia's Knowledge Workers Development Centre in Cyberjaya, the organising trio said.
AngelHack organises hackathon competitions for web developers and entrepreneurs. At an AngelHack event, developers can learn developer tools, meet new friends and receive funding and mentorship for their startup ideas. In 2013, AngelHack intends to organise 100 hackathons, bringing together more than 10,000 developers in 50+ cities.
AngelHack's winning team will join the AngelHack Accelerator programme; winning flights, lodging and mentorship to turn their hack into an investment-grade startup.
As part of the programme, the team will receive mentoring post-hackathon, and two members of the team will be flown to Silicon Valley on Sept 1 for a 10-day stay. During their stay, they will get to demo their product, raise investments and attend TechCrunch Disrupt.
Teams also stand the chance to win other prizes, including the latest Android devices, hotel stays, AWS credits, API prizes and more.
Previous AngelHack winners have gone on to attend famous incubators, including YCombinator, TechStars, AngelPad, MassChallenge and 500 Startups, and have also received attention from big players in the industry, the organisers said.
For instance, last year's AngelHack Toronto winner Airpost.io received a US$80,000 investment from tech giant Microsoft Corp.
Sponsors for the Malaysian leg include Google, PayPal, Amazon, Blackberry, Facebook, 1337 Ventures and VLT. To learn more about AngelHack KL, or to sign up as a hacker, volunteer or sponsor, click here.
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