SMART Communications and IdeaSpace Foundation are encouraging developers to hack their way into Silicon Valley by joining the Philippine leg of the AngelHack Spring Global Challenge, the world’s largest coding marathon.
Winners of the June 8 to 9 hackathon to be held at the Pasig City headquarters of Smart subsidiary Voyager Innovations will get a chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes, receive local mentorship for 11 weeks and be flown to Silicon Valley where US-based AngelHack will help turn their idea into a startup.
Philippine-based developers can form a group of up to five persons and get early bird tickets at http://bit.ly/angelhackmanila
The local leg (#AngelHackMNL), which is co-presented by the Smart Developer Network (Smart DevNet) and IdeaSpace, is part of a global hackathon that is expected to bring in more than 10,000 developers in 32 cities in Asia Pacific, North America, South America, and Europe.
“Manila is a hotbed for developer talent, not just in Southeast Asia, but worldwide.
I’m super stoked to see who will win,” said AngelHack cofounder and CEO Greg Gopman.
Winners of the global challenge will be invited to present their startup at the Global Demo Day in Silicon Valley this September, which will be attended by investors, influencers and media. In this event, 10 of the participating teams will be given booths at the Sept. 7 to 11 TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco, the top startup conference in the world.
Smart DevNet has been organizing and sponsoring numerous hackathons and developer meetups since its launch in mid-2012. Business incubator IdeaSpace, which is backed by Smart and other companies, recently named the 10 startups it would support through seed funding and mentorship. (PR)