Incubators are not actively cultivating the talent and mindset needed to produce true Engineering Entrepreneurs.
At HackerHouse, innovation is not only the mantra but the lifestyle. 8 young geniuses live, eat, and breathe what it takes to become a true innovator.
- Augi Lye
It takes more than a good idea to create the next tech phenomenon. It takes the support of the community and investors ready to share the rewards. At hacker house we have been fortunate to accept accredited angels who believe in our vision.
Cadets live and eat all expenses paid in a historic 110-year-old Victorian mansion.
Cadets receive college credit from the University of Florida College of Engineering. Geniuses are not born, they are nurtured. Cadets will closely learn from 8 battle tested Mentors.
Winning prototype will receive financial and professional prizes.
Cadets will own their creations. Hackerhouse will only retain 10% equity stake in startups. This is industry standard for y-combinators and incubators.
Chairman and co-founder of Trendy Entertainment, Augi is a graduate of the University of Florida with dual degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Augi founded numerous startups with over $25 million in Angel and Venture Capital funding.
Whit is an experienced investor, investment banker, management consultant, and university instructor. David helps companies from startup to industry-leading global companies implement business strategies and execution plans for accelerating profitability.
Ken and Linda McGurn
GodParents of Gainesville. Ken and Linda McGurn have redeveloped downtown Gainesville into a thriving center for technology, arts and entertainment. The McGurns are also active Angel investors who have helped numerous companies including Trendy Entertainment and Grooveshark.
Josh Greenberg is the Chief Technology Officer of Grooveshark, the world's largest on-demand music discovery service. Josh co-founded Grooveshark in 2006 while studying Business Administration at the University of Florida.
John was named CEO of an international Rockefeller foundation, overseeing projects in 20 countries. John has twice been named by Trust Across America as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders.
Kristen Hadeed, Founder of Student Maid, started cleaning houses in college to put herself through school. Student Maid now employees over 350 college students during peak seasons. The Company was named Gainesville's Leading Women’s Enterprise by the Gainesville Chamber in 2010 and 2011.
John Perry is Founder and CEO of Altavian, Inc., an unmanned aircraft manufacturer and solution provider. He holds a Masters in Geomatics from the University of Florida and is completing a PhD.
John Montague is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and a member of the Florida Bar Association. He is a former executive for Grooveshark and served as Grooveshark’s Interim General Counsel.
Amir graduated University of Florida in 2003 as a computer engineer, and has been doing it ever since. That and starting companies. He co-founded Prioria after graduation, and worked on over a dozen embedded systems projects with some incredible people.
Christian von Kleist
As a professional hacker, Christian has consulted for clients such as Facebook and Adobe. His discovery and responsible disclosure of critical security vulnerabilities in widely used software products has increased the digital safety of millions of consumers.