2016 is here and so is one of the top startup events and hackathons. From the 26-28 of February 2016 the LAUNCH Hackathon fires up in San Francisco, California.
The 48 hour competition to create a new startup and be able to get a piece of the $1m investment, attracts 1,000 developers and designers split in 250 teams competing to be amongst the top seven. These seven get the chance to present their business idea in two minutes, on the main stage during Friday’s LAUNCH Festival, in front of an impressive jury.
This year’s jury is Adeo Ressi, investor and founder of TheFunded, Cyan Banister, investor and founder of Zivity.com, Don Dodge, advocate for Google, Gigi Brisson who is a big investor, Mark Pesce, who is an known author and futurist, and entrepreneur and LAUNCH host Jason Calacanis.
The top businesses that impress these judges will get an invite to the LAUNCH Incubator together with a $250,000 investment. Sounds interesting?
Then sign up for a builders pass before they run out!
Sinch is one of the API partners for this year’s LAUNCH Hackathon and is really excited to see some amazing creations with the use of our products. After last years LAUNCH Festival we told you about the InterviewClub who used the Sinch SDK to make video calls and were one of the four final teams. They didn’t win the major investment unfortunately, but they got our $5,000 LAUNCH Hackathon Sinch prize. Their idea was to outsource companies engineering interviews to vetted industry professionals, letting the companies find top candidates without having any technical expertise and also compensate engineers spending an hour interviewing people (read more).
We hope to see you there and are looking forward to seeing what you build!
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