Over a hundred developers and designers spent the weekend hacking their way at A Space Manila in Makati City.
For the second time, thirty-six (36) teams did some serious “Eat. Hack. Sleep.” at AngelHack Manila Spring 2014!
Tagged as the world’s largest hackathon series, AngelHack organizes hundreds of hackathons (coding marathons) in over 30 cities for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. As stated in their website:
Winners from every city are put through the AngelHack Accelerator Program, where we mentor them for 12 weeks before bringing them out to Silicon Valley to raise investment and introduce them to incubators.
Previous winners have gone on to attend Y-Combinator, AngelPad, TechStars, 500 Startups, and incubators around the world.
After two days of hard work and three-minute close door pitch to a set of three (3) judges per room, in no particular order, the top 12 finalists were: sigurado.co, Who’s Your Nanny (Who’s Your Nanny?), Bitwards (SourceScript Innovations), Pasa Net (Pasanet), Hackerstats, Quotable (Quotable), Baryable (PhilRobotics), Loop Lisa (Team Divided By Zero), sc.io (BluLemons), Goob (Goob), Tusk (Instigators), and BayaniStream (Bayani Stream). One after another, these teams did another pitch in front of all the judges.
“Loop Lisa” (Team Divided By Zero) received the Chikka API award (project management app that uses email/sms and natural language), “Baryable” (Team PhilRobotics) bagged the Jury award (prototype and software that enables people to helps ease their SSS contribution) and “Pasa Net” (Team Pasanet) was declared 1st runner up (earn money by sharing your WiFi hotspot).
Team Quotable, comprised of Luigi Dollosa, Riela Isabel Antonio, Jay Saringan, and Marlo Lao, won first prize. Their ‘Quotable‘ app aims to “helps you save, curate, and share notable lines that you read on the web.”
Aside from their acceptance into the Spring 2014 HACKcelerator program, the team also received the following: a Hackccelerator Travel Package c/o Chikka (roundtrip tickets to Silicon Valley), technology packages from Microsoft, Opera, Vogayer and Nokia Maps (Nokia Lumia phones, Nexus 7 tablets, Garmin sports watch, 3-year Azure cloud hosting, $10,000 worth of software), Spinnr PH Music Package (1 year subscription), post-hackathon mentorship, access to A Space Manila, and PHP10,000 worth of Chikka SMS API credits.
All in all, it was a fun learning experience. I’m happy for non-winners who have also gotten attention from mentors and investors interested to further develop the applications. Congratulations everyone! I’m excited to see how far your projects will go. 🙂
Organized by Smart DevNet with major sponsors SmartBro, Voyager, A Space Manila, Flip Trip, Chikka, Nokia HERE, Microsoft, Opera, and Asian Innovations Lab, as well as community partners namely GameX, airbnb, Youphoric Labs, data.gov.ph, Uber, FoodPanda, orangefix, Project Noah, Little Oven Cakes, Spinnr, and DevCon made AngelHack Manila Spring 2014 possible.
Next up: WebGeek DevCup! See you on August 16-17, 2014 at the Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall, Ortigas, Pasig City.