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Hacker Lab

Get ready to... LAUNCH!! Oh, and don't miss the pre-hack dev bootcamp on April 3rd, lead by the Google Developer Group; register for that here:



Apr 5
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Apr 6
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Apr 7
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Tier 1 Sponsors

Brant Cooper (via skype)

Principal at Market By Numbers   |   LinkedIn

As the author of the popular Lean Startup book "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development.", he is a sought-after writer, speaker and consultant. The "CustDev book" is required course text at several universities, including the University of Chicago MBA program, Stanford University, De Paul, Boston University, UC Santa Barbara and
University of Oslo. Brant has written for Venture Beat and Business Insider and frequently travels the world speaking to entrepreneurs at conferences, hackathons and workshops.

Lloyed Lobo

Lloyed Lobo is a Global Facilitator with Startup Weekend. He is also partner at Boast Capital and Plug and Play Canada, a subsidiary of Silicon Valley's Plug and Play Tech Center, which is a startup incubator and seed-stage investor.

Previously, Lloyed was the Head of Sales and Marketing at two venture backed companies - TicketLeap, a Philadelphia-based ticketing startup, and AL Systems, a supply chain software company providing solutions to Fortune 500 retailers. Lloyed is a frequent contributor to several Canadian media outlets and writes a weekly column called "Startup of the Week" in the Calgary Herald.

Tier 2 Sponsors

John Selep

Investor   |   LinkedIn

John is an accomplished senior business consultant, investor, and former technology executive, with extensive experience establishing and growing profitable technology-oriented businesses.

Dan Koellen


Dan is a member of the Sac Angels, an accomplished entrepreneur, and mentor in the local startup community.

Oleg Kaganovich


Oleg is a partner at Black Emerald Capital Partners, venture partner with DFJ Frontier, entrepreneur, and Sac Angels member. He has deep global experience in the Startup world as an investor, advisor and entrepreneur.

Mark Otero

General Manager, Studio at EA/BioWare

Mark bootstrapped a social gaming company that sold to EA back in late 2011. He is a rockstar!!!

Johnathan Cobb


Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur with too many startups under his belt to list. He's currently VP of Engineering for Tout.

Douglas Bosley


Douglas is principal at Bosley Business Law, where he brings his passion and experience to help companies at all stages from startup through exit. Douglas loves what he does!

Pete Bernadoni


Pete is a Venture Capitalist at Wavepoint Ventures where he focuses on early stage tech companies.

Karl Shaikh

Director, Founders Institue

Karl is a seasoned "startup hugger", that adds extremely valuable insights to tech startups across Fast Growth Entrepreneurial Businesses, Lean Startup, Business Strategy, and Financing of Entrepreneurial Ventures.

Tier 3 Sponsors

Melody Stone

Melody is a hackathon champ, placing winning spots in both Cereal Hack 1 & 2. She's got mad design, project management, and presentation skills that will help you excel!

Thomas Amsler


Thomas leads up the Google Developer Group in the area. He has deep technical knowledge to help you build rapid web prototypes.

Chris Minnick


Chris teaches and consults on the mobile web and has written numerous books and articles on a wide range of Internet-related topics since the mid 1990s.

Jay Sales

Jay is a serial entrepreneur turned corporate disrupter. He's leading up “The Shop” at VSP Global — where they are exploring the intersection between health care, quantified self, mHealth and even fashion.

Josh McCowen

Josh is a design ninja and principal at Lofty Word. His skills helped his team take first place at Cereal Hack 1, which eventually lead them to StartupBootcamp Berlin, an intensive startup accelerator in Europe. He now helps new, and existing, companies grow by creating better brand experiences for their audience.

Stephane Come

Stephane is an entrepreneur, engineer, investor, and mentor. He's a true leader and visionary in the community.

Brett Owens


Brett is a bootstrapping and startup metrics mastermind. He's measured his way to success with Chrometa, and is doing it again with LeadDyno.

Tim Dement


Time has extensive marketing background and knowledge of mobile technology, he brings a unique mix to the Mobile Application Development industry

Donna Chabrier


Donna has helped launch over 25 start-ups by creating an impactful marketing approach in line with your value proposition, competitive advantage and target market.

Jubal Delong


Jubal's portfolio spans a wide variety of demanding consumer and commercial product development projects, from tools and lifestyle merchandise to technical medical devices and award winning consumer electronics.

Jeff Marmins


Jeff is Founder and Managing Partner at C7group, Jeff is a strategic planning and process improvement thought-leader with start-up, sales, marketing and customer service experience.

Christopher Haupt

CTO, Entrepreneur, Software Architect, Consultant, and Educator   |   LinkedIn

Chris is CTO and early technical advisor to GreenStack, Inc.. and CTO in residence for the Spartina Angel Investment portfolio of companies. You might also know him as the leader behind the Sac Ruby Meetup.

Wil Agatstein


Will is the executive Director of UC Davis Child Family Institute For Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he helps dozens of UC based startups launch every year.

Lance Nanek

Lance Nanek is a Developer Evangelist at HTC. He has ten years of experience in information technology: implementing web metrics at IBM, writing Java web applications at State University of New York System Administration, and working on Android apps for many companies.

Graham Ryland

CEO, Founder

Graham is a robotics mastermind, recently launching an education robot company, Barobo.

Tier 4 Sponsors
Capsity Offices
Hacker Lab
UP Start
The Urban Hive
Google Developer Group
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