AngelHack Dubai: A Big Success

As we reported earlier this week, on May 23-24, 2014 the Cribb organized and hosted AngelHack Dubai, an event that is part of
the largest hackathon series in the world. The Dubai Angelhack event witnessed:

- 100 attendees (40 overnighters)

- 23 teams

- 5 tech workshops

- 9 winning prizes from seed funding in Dubai to innovative devices to a soft landing in Silicon Valley

For the US community numbers might seem not that high, but for Dubai it was a huge progress–23 projects in just one night! The angel hackteams worked very hard, brainstorming with each other, attending workshops; some of them didn’t even sleep. And some teams did, using The Cribb’s beanbags and sleeping bags.

The Cribb team hosted a social media competition , with the two people who tweeted the most using hashtag #AngelHackDubai and account handle @TheCribb, won the innovative device Samsung Gear Fit. This ensured alot of activity on Twitter (and Instagram) — some people tweeted every minute.

The AngelHack Dubai team included:

Kamrin Klauschie – Global Marketing & Community Manager, AngelHack, US;

Ratish Narayanan – regional Ambassador in Asia, AngelHack, US;

Sameer Sortur – Manager of Operations, Innovation 360, UAE;

Asiya Shakirova – Manager of WOW! Projects, Innovation 360, UAE;

Ahmer Kazi – Sales Support Manager, Innovation 360, UAE.

Results of the competition:

  • Moonbeam won the HackAccelerator Grand Prize
  • Moonbeam, Scribill, Box6 and Social AP (AccessPoint) won TURN8 pre-qualification to enter DP World’s seed accelerator with an investment of USD $30K per team.
  • Pixelbug prize for internship for 3-months worth $10k went to Wafaa Ayish of Cart-It! who demonstrated a shopping cart to be integrated in the future with iBeacon.
  • Viduim, Minglees and µFAQs (MicroFAQs) won More@TheCribb Membership for 3 months valued at $2,000 per team.

Other prizes:

Samsung Wearable Kits went to: 

  • #AngelHackDubai – Elvis Shrestha (@elvisshrestha)
  • @TheCribb mentions – Gurniamat Kaur (@morsmordre13)

Blackberry Z10 sponsored by Blackberry won by Shameer C and a Microsoft Lumia 820 Developer Kit sponsored by Microsoft won by Mohammad Saad.

AngelHack ( is the premier developer relations platform, providing aspiring developers, entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies the best developer tools and developer outreach programs. Additionally, AngelHack organizes massive hackathons around the world and has been featured in over 30 publications, including Forbes, TechCrunch, and Wired. In 2013, the company hosted over 70 hackathons with 10,000 attendees.


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