More than 70 hackers, coders and builders worked around the clock to build working prototypes of their projects at the Microsoft campus in Dubai Internet City last week.
The event was AngelHack Dubai 2015 and they were given just 60 seconds to pitch their ideas and recruit team members.
"It's a startup scenario," said Sameer Sortur, UAE ambassador for AngelHack. But where other scenarios like Startup Weekend focus on a business idea - how it's going to make money - we focus on the technology aspect."
The emphasis was on substance rather than promises.
by Antoine Abou-Diwan, May 17, 2015