The latest entrant to New York’s burgeoning roster of hackathons: AngelHack, which starts June 23. And the organizers have already wrangled quite a lineup of locals. Alex Taub and Michael Schonfeld from Dwolla will be running the event, with an assist from Erin Tao (Photo Hack Day), Frank Denbow (of Startup Weekend), and Angelhack’s own Nick Frost. Rachel Sklar will MC. Judges include Lerer Ventures principal Steve Schlafman; NYC Seed director Owen Davis; and Thrive Capital investor Chris Paik.* Hackathon HQ will be Microsoft’s midtown outpost.
As for the attendees, they’ve sold around 480 tickets, and, with some attrition expected, that puts the expected number of attendees around 300. “Our tickets aren’t free, either — we do have some free tickets, but the majority of those are paid. So we’re pretty excited to see the turnout and what we can do in that space,” Mr. Gopman said. Read More