2 Pinays win AngelHack Singapore – Spring 2013 Hackathon
two PINAYs along with their Singaporean friend recently won the AngelHack Singapore – Spring 2013 Hackathon, via app – $hootN$ell, an application that allows users to buy and sell products via an Instagram-like interface.
the lone all-girls team in the competition, Michie Ang and Rubi Santa Cruz, Filipina mobile developers, and their Singaporean teammate, Dee Tan, beat out hundreds of other hackers from all over Asia to win the grand prize of over $30,000; credits and products from various sponsors; a chance to pitch at JamAsia 2013; and a 12-week mentoring program before flying out to Silicon Valley to pitch their start-up to investors and major tech companies.
“I wanted to pursue ($hootN$ell) coz I love to design and with this app, I’d be able to showcase what I can do,” Rubi said.
“The idea in the app itself is being able to utilize these social networking sites in promoting your items. Diba sayang naman di tau nakakabenta ng stuff using twitter, considering na it is one of the fastest ways to spread information,” Michie explained.
AngelHack Singapore – Spring 2013 Hackathon, is the biggest hackathon competition in the world, with 6000 hackers in 30 cities joining. AngelHack Manila is slated on June 8-9th, see more [http://ahsp13manila.eventbrite.com]