The HACKcelerator is a pre-accelerator program designed to help top teams explore and refine their ideas to ultimately decide if they want to become a startup. Teams are accepted by winning large hackathons (like AngelHack), where they’ve shown extraordinary abilities to build fast, collaborate with others, inspire a crowd, and persevere through stressful conditions. We believe these represent the best characteristics of a startup founder and thus we’ve built a program around helping take these hackers to the next level. We currently host the program a couple weeks after the end of our global hackathon series, with around 30 teams in each class. We ask for 3% equity in exchange for participation in the program.
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To date, our graduates have gone on to Y-Combinator, TechStars, 500 Startups, AngelPad, and raised millions of dollars in funding.

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Slick Login, Class of F'13, acquired by Google
HACKcelerator All Stars
Previous Mentors

Mentors

BHARATI JACOB

BHARATI JACOBBHARATI JACOB

PHILIPP VON BEIBERSTEIN

PHILIPP VON BEIBERSTEINPHILIPP VON BEIBERSTEIN

BO ZHANG

BO ZHANGBO ZHANG 

TYLER CARPER

TYLER CARPERTYLER CARPER

YOAV ABRAHAMI

YOAV ABRAHAMIYOAV ABRAHAMI

CHRIS GOTTSCHALK

CHRIS GOTTSCHALKCHRIS GOTTSCHALK

TONY KARRER, PH.D

TONY KARRER, PH.DTONY KARRER, PH.D

MEKKA OKEREKE

MEKKA OKEREKE

MEKKA OKEREKE

RON HOSE

RON HOSERON HOSE

JOHN DIEP

JOHN DIEPJOHN DIEP

CYNTHIA TRAEGER

CYNTHIA TRAEGERCYNTHIA TRAEGER

RYAN ARMBRUST

RYAN ARMBRUSTRYAN ARMBRUST

WAYNE CHANG

WAYNE CHANGWAYNE CHANG

DARYNA KULYA

DARYNA KULYA  DARYNA KULYA

SHIVON ZILLIS

SHIVON ZILLISSHIVON ZILLIS

FRANCISCO SOLSANA

FRANCISCO SOLSANAFRANCISCO SOLSANA

CHRIS DUNN

CHRIS DUNNCHRIS DUNN

EDUARDO RUIZ ESPARZA

EDUARDO RUIZ ESPARZAEDUARDO RUIZ ESPARZA

CHRISTIAN MISCHLER

CHRISTIAN MISCHLERCHRISTIAN MISCHLER

JOHN DIGGZ

JOHN DIGGZJOHN DIGGZ

ALFRED LO

ALFRED LOALFRED LO

RAIYO NARIMAN

RAIYO NARIMANRAIYO NARIMAN 

RANDY MITCHELL

RANDY MITCHELLRANDY MITCHELL

SIMON MENASHY

SIMON MENASHY SIMON MENASHY
Projects
EcoParkner
We offer unique experiences in natural destinations of Latin America
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Kinomotion
Create cinemagraphs with the most awesome technology!
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
BOSScaster
Podcast like a Boss
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
JektaBox
Connect your projector or display to the cloud for frictionless presentations
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Big Screen Arcade
Play together on the big screen.
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Play2Lead
Fun & engaging quiz & poll platform (Surveymonkey meets badgeville)
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Hate You Cards
Custom Abusive Postcard App
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
ArticPod
Intelligent Environmental Controls
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
CHIKCHPOK
Start-virtual-end-real App (Foldify)
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Basketto
Shopping with friends made easy
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
ShootNSell
Create awesome online ads in an instant! #shootnsell
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
HomeDine.in
AirBnb for meals
All-Star / HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Fashin
On-Demand Style Advice @ Your Fingertips
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Explee
Create explainers videos in minutes
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Alerter
The best way to discover new content on iTunes
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
ShareBrowse
Simple, zero-install internet help in your browser
HACKcelerator Spring 2012
Mbilify
Automatically convert desktop site into mobile
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Chime
Music from Motion
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Space Gardening
Farming technology from space to Earth
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Birdsai
Realtime collaboration and visualization for assets
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
PeerLearn
Remote Tutor Friends & Siblings
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
SnapBarCode
Snap barcode sell item online
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Driblet
Forget Quantifying Yourself, Driblet Wants To Help You Quantify Your Water Use
All-Star / HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Sign Up as a Service
Create a Sign Up, Log In, and Payment Package Pages in Less than 3.2 Minutes
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
GiveGo
To raise money for charity and promote healthy living.
HACKcelerator Spring 2012
Tog+Porter
Hand-picked Outfits @ Your Door
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Addicaid
A new kind of treatment for addicts by addicts
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
BetaStore
An app store for beta apps
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Hostspot
Google Analytics for the offline world
All-Star / HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Refcruit
Referral Based Lean Recruitment - For $140 Billion Recruitment industry
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Sharepops
Thank People For Sharing. Convert Their Love Into Actions!
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
BnkPositive
The worlds first Childrens bank.
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Liveabetes
The central hub for diabetics and those around them.
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Feeding Forward
A nonprofit startup that bridges the gap between those with excess food & those who need it through our mobile app & website
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
OmniScience
Github for Science Research Data
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Fosubo
Customers individually review employees through their phones
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Raffi
Buy Clothes Online That FIt
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Phone Me
What else can your phone do
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Tennis-buddy app
Uber for Tennis
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
WeBetter
Community projects
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Airpost.io
API to unify cloud storage
All-Star / HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Testlio
The home for mobile app testing
All-Star / HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Owesome App
A fun way to divide bills.
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Appetas
Everything a restaurant needs online, in seconds
All-Star / HACKcelerator Spring 2012
Penny
Let Penny watch the pennies...
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Easy Launch
Simplistic Technology for the Rest of Us.
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
SlickLogin
Seamless authentication based on personal mobile-phone proximity.
All-Star / HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
TruBalance
Spend wisely, reach goals, and worry less about money.
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Surfscore
Bringing performance metrics to action sports
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Edgar, the Storyteller
Storytelling toolkit for word-of-mouth marketing.
All-Star / HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Stat Sense
Democratizing and crowd-sourcing sport statistics
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
PageSnapp
Page to App in a Snap!
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Signal
Seamless editing in your inbox
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Lugga.me
A tiny bag that tracks your bag and shares her love
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
SponzorMe
We help anyone find sponsors
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Dap
Localized marketplace for clothing
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Snowcast
Snow reports for iPhone
HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
Tuee
The Universal Eating Experience
All-Star / HACKcelerator Fall 2012 Batch
SmartEvent
Efficient way to engage the event
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Blurpi
A picture is worth a thousand words; A blurpified pic is worth exponentially more.
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch
Loopifive
Social multitrack recorder where everyone can remix other one's content
HACKcelerator Spring 2013 Batch