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Hack Reactor Provides Entrepreneurial Launchpad with Startup Weekend

Globe Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The alumni community of leading coding school Hack Reactor, HRX, will be hosting Startup Weekend, an opportunity for 50 Hack Reactor alumni to transform their ideas into potential business ventures. These entrepreneurial pursuits will be evaluated by three judges: Steve Baxter, financial backer of Startup Catalyst and a "Shark" on the Australian television series Shark Tank; Matthew Douglass, technology cofounder of Practice Fusion; and Rika Nakazawa, executive director of global strategic partnerships at Frog. The weekend-long event starts at 6:00pm PDT on Friday, October 2nd with opening remarks by Douglass.

What: Over the course of 54 hours, the Hack Reactor alumni community will host Startup Weekend: HRX

Where: Hack Reactor, 944 Market Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94109

When: Friday, October 2 from 6:00pm PDT – Sunday, October 4, 9:00pm PDT
Startup Weekend, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, brings developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts together to share ideas in 54 immersive hours. Startup Weekend: HRX will facilitate the congregation and cooperation of the best software engineers in the industry in order to transform ideas into viable business ventures. The weekend will begin with business pitches and team selection on Friday, idea development and product building on Saturday and Sunday and will end with awards and participants receiving feedback from experts. Startup Weekend: HRX will provide alumni with the opportunity to win prizes, receive coaching from experienced professionals and Hack Reactor graduates, including Mission Bit Chairman and Founder Tyson Dougherty, and work with participants from Australia-based, Startup Catalyst.

To learn more about Startup Weekend: HRX, click here.

About Hack Reactor:

Hack Reactor's mission is two-fold: to empower people and to transform education through rapid-iteration teaching. Hack Reactor designs and conducts advanced immersion education programs that train students 11 hours per day, 6 days a week, over 12 weeks. Our curriculum cultivates mastery of computer science fundamentals and the JavaScript programming language. The Hack Reactor network of technology schools educates more software engineers every year than Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and the California Institute of Technology, combined. Hack Reactor maintains a 99% employment rate and a median graduate salary of $110,000. Alumni work in a variety of mid- to senior-level engineering roles at industry leaders like Google, Adobe, LinkedIn, Uber and Amazon, as well as at several growing technology companies. For more information, visit:

CONTACT: Rachel Rocero Hack Reactor (415) 961-2412

Source: Hack Reactor