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Everything You Need to Know About the HACKcelerator!

Aug 25, 2014 7:30:00 AM / by Troy Petrunoff

Hackathons shouldn't be a one-off, only-for-a-weekend thing. People form teams and build amazing apps in just 24 hours - imagine what they could do if they put that amount of energy into a project for weeks, months or years afterward.

Well, that's where the HACKcelerator comes in.

In case you're wondering, HACKcelerator is a 12 week pre-accelerator program for our AngelHack hackathon winners. We hook them up with local mentors, a co-working space, and weekly speakers featuring top Silicon Valley mentors.. everything needed to go from app to startup.

After it's all said and done, we fly everyone to San Francisco to participate in Silicon Valley week, a week full of pitch training. Finally, at the end of the week, we take them to Global Demo Day, where they'll pitch their ideas to Silicon Valley investors and media.

This is a big deal. But don't just take my word for it - the data speaks for itself! Check out the following infographic to see how successful HACKcelerator graduates become, and what they've built. And stay tuned for more awesome stories about our teams this year. If you're feeling inspired and want to become involved as a mentor or sponsor... then drop us a line!

Download a high-res version by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

Topics: Accelerators

Troy Petrunoff

Written by Troy Petrunoff