On an absolutely gorgeous weekend in Seattle Patriot Boot Camp, Operation Code, and Bunker Labs put together the 2nd VetHacks hackathon. The event kicked off Friday evening at WeWork’s downtown location within the Flatiron school. It was the perfect venue for over 70 aspiring founders, doers, and builders to bring their ideas in an effort to see if they have any merit. Before the end of the first night five teams were created and they were off to build throughout the weekend.
As Saturday morning broke, the attendees were treated to breakfast and some more time to get to know each other including a young high school student who bused in from three hours away to attend the event for the weekend. Armed with just an eagerness to learn, he sat in on sessions, asked lots of questions, and ended up leaving with a new laptop thanks to Conrad Hollomon (PD @ Techstars/Operation Code’s interim ED).
Sunday ended with the teams pitching their ideas which included a social network for veterans, a platform to better coordinate private events, and a machine learning platform to help people better understand their skills. In the end only one startup left with the first invitation to PBC Austin 2019. Congrats to RankUp for winning VetHacks! We look forward to seeing you in Austin!
As special thanks to our sponsors and partners including Microsoft, WeWork, Flatiron School, Bunker Labs, and Operation Code. Keep checking this site or vethacks.org for the next hackathon.