HACKFit Boston 2013

Location: 
Microsoft NERD Center 1 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02142
Description: 

Hack. Sweat. Launch a startup. All in 48 hours.

HACKFit startup events help entrepreneurs optimize both mind and body as they build kick-ass fitness technologies. Experience a weekend-long competition designed to test your hacking skills, true grit, and camaraderie.

HACKFit competitions turn early stage fitness-tech concepts into viable businesses. From hacking the latest fitness devices and APIs to pitching infront of investors, we provide the resources for HACKFitters to change the world. But it doesn't stop there. HACKFit events are supercharged with group exercise sessions that inspire fun, creativity, and comaraderie.

Mentality: 

HACKFit isn't just a hackathon or Startup Weekend, it’s a way of life.

Imagine jogging everyday with your cofounders, or launching a company based on a common love for hiking. Getting away from the computer and exercising is one of the best ways to refresh your brain and inspire creativity. HACKFitters launch successful startups because they believe in a healthy balance of work, play, and activity.

 

Venue: 

 

Unleashing the full potential of startup teams and fueling innovation is a critical component of the HACKFit experience. Therefore, we strategically partner with world-class organizations to build an ecosystem where technology and physicality empower entrepreneurs to change the world.

We couldn't be more excited to be hosting the event jointly between Microsoft NERD and Brooklyn Boulders Somerville - two leaders in collaborative and entrepreneurial work environments. Teams will have the option of hacking at either location depending on preferences and work style. Prepare yourself for a new kind of hacking experience.

Registration Package:

HACKFit registration package

  • HACKFit Swag: Most events give out cheap t-shirts. Not us. We hook you up with a HIGH quality tech t-shirt that you'll be proud to rock at work or the gym.
  • Healthy Fuel: We keep you fueled and ready to go with 6 HEALTHY meals and unlimited power snacks.
  • Group Workouts: Test yourself during 3 instructor-led fitness sessions which include running,  CrossFit, yoga, and more!
  • Prizes: In addition to investment and press exposure, HACKFit Champions recieve $1,000 in cold hard cash.
  • Bragging Rights: Launch a startup in 48 hours WHILE keeping insanely fit? Now that's something to brag about.

Prizes:

HACKFit Champions Overall: $1,000 cash

2nd Place Overall: $500 cash

Most Likely to Change the World: $500 cash

Spot Prizes up for grabs: Nike FuelBands, Fitbits, Xboxes, Running Shoes, Memberships, and more!

 

About:

Fact 1: HACKFitters Are F*cking Epic
HACKFit events are designed to challenge both your mind and body. It doesn’t matter if you’re in-shape, out-of-shape, or somewhere in between – if you are passionate about physical health, desire to overcome great challenges, and love technology – HACKFit is for you. We believe in a culture where work, play, and activity are one-in-the-same, and we help aspiring entrepreneurs launch new ventures with this as their core value. Our events are designed only for truly exceptional all-around people, not for those who believe slugging down energy drinks, coffee, and pizza is a sustainable way to live.

Fact 2: Traditional Hackathons Suck
Hackathons, Startup Weekends, and other lame-ass Meetup events are more stressful than fun. Not HACKFit. In addition to hacking code, building hardware, and vetting business models, you’ll be sweating hard during our physical challenges and group workouts. It’s our way of helping you bond with your teammates and the 150-200 other HACKFitters in attendance at each event. As hardcore as our competitions are, HACKFit is about infusing work with fun, play, and activity. So please don’t show up without a sense of humor and camaraderie.

Fact 3: You Cannot Complete HACKFit Alone
Few startups have been founded as a one-person team. HACKFit events are a way to get to know other entrepreneurs/techies, bond over shared interests, and turn ideas into reality. After all, to succeed as a startup, you’ll need teammates to pick you up when your spirits dip and to give you a boost when the going gets tough. Together, we are capable of building game-changing technologies to be utilized in fitness, sport, and activity that will have a profound impact upon the physical health and happiness of our communities and the world.

For more information, visit our website.