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3rd Annual Mr/Ms Silicon Valley Startup Pitch Competition For HackCancer

After 10 weeks of creative and exciting fundraising, HackCancer, an organization composed of young professionals in the Bay Area who are dedicated to philanthropy, are ready to host their final event of the year – Mr/Ms Silicon Valley.

Lona Alia Duncan as Ms Silicon Valley Photo Credit: http://www.hackcancersf.com

Lona Alia Duncan as Ms Silicon Valley
Photo Credit: http://www.hackcancersf.com

Now entering its third year, Mr/Ms Silicon Valley is a startup pitch competition which over the past few years has gained a significant amount of fame. Former contestants include Abtin Rostamian (2014 winner), founder of Loup, Lona Alia Duncan (2013 winner), founder of Styelend, who soon after the competition was accepted into YCombinator, and Charles Michael Yim (2013 runner-up), the founder of Breathometer, and the first contestant ever to raise $1 million dollars on Shark Tank from all of the sharks.

The pitching competition will be followed by HackCancer’s Finale Gala, which will feature renowned DJ’s, live performers, photo booths and will be complete with the amazing skyline views visible from the Westin St. Francis’ Penthouse Imperial floor.

100% of all net proceeds of the event will go to supporting HackCancer’s current philanthropic focus: Leukemia and Lymphoma. The money will be used to fund local clinical trials and research to find a cure for blood cancer, through the programs of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

WHEN:
VIP Dinner Reception
7 pm – 10 pm

Mr/Ms Silicon Valley Gala
10 pm – 1:30 am

WHERE:
Westin St. Francis Hotel, Penthouse Floor
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102

TICKETS:
Please click here to purchase tickets.
VIP Dinner tickets include entry into the main gala and hosted wine during dinner. Regular gala passes do not.

2014 Mr/Ms Silicon Valley Contestants Photo Credit: http://www.hackcancersf.com

2014 Mr/Ms Silicon Valley Contestants
Photo Credit: http://www.hackcancersf.com

HackCancer Team Photo Credit: http://www.eventbrite.com

HackCancer Team
Photo Credit: http://www.eventbrite.com

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