StartOut Austin Presents HackOut

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Dec 4, 2013 (4 years and 5 months ago)


StartOut Austin Presents HackOut

The Austin Chapter of StartOut will be hosting HackOut, the nations first-ever, LGBT-
oriented hackathon, to be held at the Capital Factory on the 16
floor of the Omni Hotel
in downtown Austin on Saturday, October 19, 2013 (9:00 am  12:00 midnight), and
Sunday, October 20, 2013 (7:00 am  7:00 pm). Start Out is pleased and grateful to
announce that Facebook, Google, Jones Spross PLLC, and Rackspace have signed on as
leading sponsors of HackOut, with Capital Factory acting as the venue sponsor.

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.
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. Rackspace is donating more than $24,000 in cloud computing services to the
winning teams. Facebook and Jones Spross PLLC have kindly agreed to be cash sponsors
to help underwrite this event. StartOut would welcome the contributions of additional
sponsors for this years HackOut or the one planned for next year.

Food and drinks will be provided throughout the course of the weekend, and mentors
from leading technology companies will be available to give feedback. Team submissions
will be due at 1:00 pm on Sunday with team demonstrations commencing at 2:00 pm.
Prizes will be announced at 5:00 pm, and everyone is invited to celebrate afterwards
during a social hour.

For more information regarding StartOuts HackOut event, visit
or email

About StartOut
StartOut, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and developing
entrepreneurship in the LGBT community, is growing at a rapid pace and expanding into
new cities. StartOut members benefit from a multitude of programs that are specifically
designed to help and support entrepreneurs at any stage of their businesses. Programs
address a broad variety of entrepreneurial issues and bring together resources needed to
succeed. StartOut also helps the LGBT community by building equality through
promoting the economic empowerment of the LGBT community, and combating
discrimination by promoting the visibility of successful LGBT entrepreneurs, among
other activities.

About Capital Factory
Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas. Located in the
middle of downtown, Capital Factory has more than 50,000 square feet full of startups
and entrepreneurs. Take classes to learn the skills that startups need, attend meet ups to
find a co-founder, rent a desk for your startup or apply for funding and mentorship in the
Incubator and Accelerator. For more information on Capital Factory, please visit