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HackOut The Future in Austin

2/15/2014 9:00 AM - 2/16/2014 9:00 PM

HackOut is the first-ever, two-day, LGBT-oriented hackathon presented by StartOut. We are looking for individuals or teams that want to change the way we think by hacking a new demo in one weekend. It’s a great way to meet new friends, other entrepreneurs, investors and incubators. Developers, programmers, coders and geeks of all kind will have access to incredible mentors from leading companies like Facebook and IBM and a complimentary $2,000 credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. Rackspace is also donating more than $24,000 in cloud computing services to the winning teams. StartOut is pleased and grateful to announce that Curious Cat Company, Facebook, Heroku, Google, Hirestarter, HomeStart, Launch Marketing, Jones Spross PLLC, KCL Foundation, Mortgage Portfolio Services, Rackspace, Stripe and Thinktiv have signed on as leading sponsors of HackOut, with Capital Factory acting as the venue sponsor. The first-place winner will also receive $2,500 and an in-kind messaging consulting session from Launch Marketing.

Hackathons are an excellent way to merge entrepreneurial spirit with computer programming prowess and product design sensibilities. Students, hackers, programmers, product marketers, and other web enthusiasts can form small teams to create new ventures during the hackathon. Individuals with all levels of experience are welcome to participate, and any viable business idea can form the basis for participants’ hacks.

Student Travel Sponsorships

Limited student travel scholarships are available. Please register for HackOut and then submit a brief email describing your background, entrepreneurial aspirations, and travel needs to Applications are due by 5:00 pm Central, January 10, 2014.

Cash Award

The first place winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize from StartOut.

Cloud Computing Awards

1. $24,000 in Rackspace Cloud credits for a 12-month period for the winning teams.

– $1,000/month for First Place

– $500/month for Second and Third Place

– $250/month for Honorable Mentions

2. Google Cloud Platform is offering developers $2,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine during the hackathon weekend. This is available to every team, but you must register one week before to use the Google Cloud credits during HackOut.

Marketing Consulting Award

The first-place winning team will receive a half-day messaging session focused on refining key messages for their company, which can be leveraged as they secure funding, develop partnerships, grow their customer base and more.

For more information email or check out the links below:

- HackOut Agenda

- Frequently Asked Questions

- HackOut Rules

Special Thanks to Sponsors: We currently have sponsorship opportunities available. If you would like to inquire more information about sponsorship packages email us at

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