So you think you have what it takes to build a ground breaking app that will change the world? Do you have what it takes to accomplish that in just a little under 24 hours? Starting yesterday, 500 hackers and the like spent 24 hours on Pizza, Pop Chips and Red Bull trying to come up with the next big thing, or at least something that people want. The competition was rough, and the pitch format was brutal, as you had to explain your idea in just under 60 seconds.
Not everyone made the cut, and in the end there could be only four (six if you count the honorable mentions). So congrats to Gilt-ii, Docracy, Doach, Dispatch IO and JoystiCC and Venture Crapital who earned honorable mentions. We’ve posted a montage of the award winning demos above.
And in case you want to meet the teams behind the magic, we dragged their tired butts backstage post Hackathon for some face time. Here they are, in no particular order.