International hackathon startup competition AngelHack is running 30 events around the world this Spring, beginning with a London weekend at the end of April. Around 200 developers are expected at each hack weekend, with the finalists entered entered into the three-month AngelHack Accelerator Program.
Winning teams are then flown to Silicon Valley in September, giving them the opportunity to pitch their concept to investors and tech industry insiders.
Gregory Gopman, founder of AngelHack, said “This Spring 2013 series of AngelHack hackathons will be bigger and better than anything we’ve done before. With a higher profile than ever with developers around the world, we are now working with global partners like Paypal, Amazon, Google and Facebook that can add real value for the development community - and have set up the infrastructure to give our winning teams solid opportunities for major business success.”
The competition involves developers creating a prototype of a new idea that solves a ‘big problem’, with all code written during the two-day event.