AUSTIN, Texas, February 10, 2014
Launch Marketing, provider of turn-key marketing services for business-to-business technology oriented companies, is one of the key sponsors of the Austin HackOut being held at the Capital Factory on February 15-16, 2014.
What Is HackOut?
HackOut is the nation’s first-ever, LGBT-oriented hackathon presented by StartOut. It is an opportunity 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.
Participants will be asked to create a prototype of a solution to a problem that can’t be easily found anywhere else. They will have access to mentors from leading companies such as Facebook, IBM, Google, Launch Marketing, Rackspace, and more as they develop a demo over a two-day period. Following the hackathon, the teams will deliver a two-minute pitch to a panel of judges who will score them based on completeness, novelty of the idea, and faith the judges have in the team to execute on it.
The first-place winning team will receive a $2,500 cash prize from StartOut, $1,000/month in Rackspace Cloud credits, and a half-day consulting session from Launch Marketing that will focus on refining key messages for their company. “I am excited to mentor the entrepreneurial talent that this event will attract,” said Christa Kleinhans Tuttle, President of Launch Marketing. “I am hopeful that our collaborative efforts at HackOut will help transform an innovative business idea into Austin’s newest technology company.”
StartOut is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating great business leaders by fostering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) entrepreneurs. Since its founding in 2009, StartOut has produced over 150 events with more than 13,500 participants nationwide to inspire, educate and support LGBT entrepreneurs. StartOut has chapters in Austin, Boston, New York, and San Francisco with Los Angeles in development. For more information: www.startout.org.
About Launch Marketing
Launch Marketing is a boutique business-to-business (B2B) marketing firm in Austin, Texas that provides turn-key services focused on generating leads and driving revenue. The team brings a breadth of senior-level expertise with a full-service approach to help clients maximize the impact of marketing for their business. Since 2001, they have helped countless clients successfully launch their company, dive into new markets, introduce new products, and generate more qualified leads. For more information: www.launch-marketing.com