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VetsinTech + Streetshares Hackathon @ 1776

21 Apr 17 @ 5:00 PM - 22 Apr 17 @ 8:00 PM UTC-5

VetsinTech + StreetShares Weekend Hackathon at 1776 –

In this Friday evening and full day Saturday event the VetsinTech and Streetshares community will come together to support our startup veterans.  Teams of approximately 5-10 people will be formed with a variety of skills – the vets can have the idea, help with business plan, assist in product strategy, coding, marketing or just sit in to audit/participate for educational purposes – coding skills are not required. Chosen mentors from the tech community will come together and recognize to the unique perspective our returning veterans have to offer.

What is it:

The Vets in Tech + StreetShares hackathon kick off on Friday night with idea generation, initial pitches and team formation. The hackathon continues for a full-day Saturday session for a business and app development competition. The event’s goal is to invite veterans to be part of a team focused on building successful startups around the next generation social, mobile, gaming, ecommerce, health or other applications and to foster a community of (veteran) entrepreneurship.  Our veterans can add a unique perspective to many of these types of applications.

Registered idea generators are given 1 minute to pitch an app concept to a tech audience on day one. Attending veterans, engineers, designers, marketing and business people as well as our team of glorious mentors pre-select the best ideas that will be developed into applications during the day. Teams are formed around the most promising projects and the competition begins.

What to expect:

Expect to find the complimentary skills that help you to connect in the tech community. Be open, share your ideas and don’t hold back – “Ideas without actions are usually called dreams”

Expect to meet super talented and inspiring people, to work under time pressure, and to dedicate the whole day!

Expect to gain valuable feedback and insight not only from your teammates but also from other participants and the all-star panel of Judges.


1 month free desk space at 1776 Co-working Space 

Office Hours with VetsinTech + Streetshares
Tickets to preimer tech event (e.g. TechCrunch)

Featured Startup Spotlight feature with VetsinTech 

Lunch with a VC


Friday – April 21st:

5pm – Welcome and networking event (Chris McPeek – StreetShares, Manny Parra – VetsinTech, John Gossart – Goodworld)

6pm – Ideas + elevator pitches (1 min pitch max)

7pm –  Team formation 

8pm – Adjourn for the evening

Saturday – April 22nd:

8:00am – Breakfast

8:30am – Opening remarks/keynote (Speaker TBD)

9:00am – Teams resume work

12:00 noon – Lunch and Keynote (Mark Rockefeller – CEO of StreetShares)

1:00pm – 5:00pm:  Teamwork continues to MVP

5pm – Dinner break + Speaker (Tom York – H5 Solutions, Former PayPal)

6pm – Final pitch event to judges/investors

7pm – Awards!

7:30-8pm Final networking and adjourn


21 Apr 17 @ 5:00 PM UTC-5
22 Apr 17 @ 8:00 PM UTC-5
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2231 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202 United States

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