Earlier this year, a small team of three talented engineers from Karnataka, India, were crowned the winners of AngelHack Bangalore. The winners claimed their title with a product they called Typeset: a simple interface that allows you to produce professionally typesetted documents in a matter of seconds.
This was it - the biggest event of the year, the night that our top hacker teams from around the world had been waiting for. They’d triumphed at an AngelHack hackathon, they’d gone through the HACKcelerator program, and now, they stood in front of an auditorium packed with investors, media, and mentors. It was the moment of truth: Global Demo Day.
Yup, it’s that time again. As we’ve been telling you, we’re hearing more and more success stories, and we mean it when we tell you we love it. So now, we’re proud to share another. Meet troopr, the next big thing in online travel, born from AngelHack Sydney last year.
For AngelHack, success stories are becoming the norm - we love to hear it! More events mean more opportunities for people to make kickass products, learn awesome skills, or - in the case of Jimmy Ellis - land a job. Yup, Jimmy now works at a budding Chicago startup called TapSpaces.
Ohh, that sweet smell of success. YUM. We love it. When you come to an AngelHack event, you know that anything can happen. We hear lots of great pitches and see lots of great demos...and win or lose, awesome products come out of our events!
Our hackathon attendees are on a serious roll. This year’s AngelHack winners have all surprised and delighted our judges. We’re asking our winners what they did to win the hackathon, and we’re passing on their knowledge to you, so you can win the hackathon some day!
We went from orange juice to mimosas this morning! Oh we have a reason to celebrate!! Can you say BEST..NEWS...EVER?!? No fellas, Scarlett Johansson did not move in next door (DAMMIT!), but it’s the next best thing (sorry Galaxy S5, lmao): Appetas, an AngelHack 2012 graduate, has just been acquired by Google!