VIOLET HACKS

Bring an idea to life with ambitious female & non-binary people just like you!

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About Violet Hacks 2018

LOCATION: Domino Data Lab, San Francisco

TIMING: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Violet Hacks is a 1-day startup-focused hackathon for female & non-binary individuals in technology. 💡 Learn what it takes to build a startup, meet investors, and join a community of aspiring female & non-binary founders. Never been to a hackathon before? Not even sure what they are? 🤷‍ No sweat!


Get ready for an awesome weekend of creating, learning, and connecting. 👯‍ You'll work on a team with 4-5 other talented techies who have a variety of roles & backgrounds -- Engineering, Design, Product, Marketing, Biz Dev, Talent, Community, and more -- who want to start a startup. ✨ There will be workshops, talks, and resources to help you put together a brand-new business concept, prototype, and pitch. 🎙 You'll have delicious meals and fun swag included in admission. 🥑 Finally, you'll demo your creations to a panel of judges (accomplished investors & founders) and compete to win awesome prizes! 🚀 Thank you our generous host & partner, Domino Data Lab, for providing our venue! 📈


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About The Violet Society

Violet Hacks is run by The Violet Society, a startup sisterhood for future founders. We run high-touch, face-to-face programs for ambitious women and non-binary people who are aspiring and early-stage founders. The Violet Society gives members the confidence, network, and skills they need to launch a company.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the event free?

No; your ticket includes connections to dozens of companies, 10+ founders and investors, 5 meals plus snacks, 4-6 workshops, and potential for prizes worth hundreds of dollars!


When is it? Can I stay overnight?

The event will be Saturday, Nov 3 from 10am-10pm at Domino Data Lab.


Can I come if I'm in high school?

This is an 18+ event, no minors will be allowed, sorry!


Do you offer travel reimbursement?

No travel reimbursement is available for this event.


What are the terms of participation?

Terms of Participation can be seen here. In non-legalese, it means everything that you make at this event is your property to keep working on after the event, but we are allowed to share materials you create over the weekend for promotional purposes.

OPENING KEYNOTE

Lucy Zhao

Lucy Zhao
Cofounder of Honeydew


PANELISTS

Athena Kan

Athena Kan
Investing Team at 8VC
Laura Montoya

Laura Montoya
Founder & Executive Director of Accel.AI
Lavanya Shukla

Lavanya Shukla
Co-Founder of Dataland.ai
Nicole Garcia

Nicole Garcia
Founder of Femikit


WORKSHOP LEADERS

Cassie Wang

Cassie Wang
Software Engineer at Palantir


JUDGES

Ellen Chisa

Ellen Chisa
CEO/Cofounder of Dark Inc.
Harshita Arora

Harshita Arora
Founder of Crypto Price Tracker (acq'd by RWCV)
Kinjal Shah

Kinjal Shah
Investment Associate at Blockchain Capital LLC


CLOSING KEYNOTE

Ashley Wellington-Fahey

Ashley Wellington-Fahey
Co-Founder and CEO of The Relish


ORGANIZING TEAM

Kathy Zhou

Kathy Zhou
Software Engineer
Pinterest
Malvika Nagpal

Malvika Nagpal
Advisory Associate
PwC
Ria Mirchandani

Ria Mirchandani
Senior Product Manager
Credit Karma
Florence Kwok

Florence Kwok
Sr. Integrated Program Marketing Manager
SPARC
Mahati Kumar

Mahati Kumar
Software Engineer
Facebook

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thevioletsociety@gmail.com

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