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50onRed We build innovative, high-scale web monetization platforms that generate big bucks for digital advertisers and publishers.
Andreessen Horowitz Andreessen Horowitz backs bold entrepreneurs who move fast, think big and are committed to building the next major franchises in technology. We provide entrepreneurs with access to our deep expertise and insights in innovation, business development, market intelligence, executive and technical talent, and marketing and brand building.
APT Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) is the world’s largest purely cloud-based predictive analytics software company. APT’s Test & Learn software is revolutionizing the way Global 2000 companies harness their Big Data to accurately measure the profit impact of pricing, marketing, merchandising, operations, and capital initiatives, tailoring investments in these areas to maximize ROI. APT’s client portfolio includes Walmart, Starbucks, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Walgreens, CVS, Subway, Victoria’s Secret, Hilton, and many others. APT was founded in 1999 and funded in 2006 by Accel-KKR. In June 2013, APT received a $100 million investment from Goldman Sachs.
Bain Capital Ventures Startup Academy The Bain Capital Ventures StartUp Academy is looking for you, world-class technical talent who aspire to be startup leaders of the future! This initiative will give students invaluable exposure to entrepreneurship, to building a business, and to creating and working with innovative technologies. As part of StartUp Academy, individuals will join a full-time or intern level position at a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company. In addition, members of StartUp Academy will get invited to exclusive entrepreneurial events hosted and sponsored by BCV in Boston, New York, and the SF Bay Area. If you want to create an impact now, and aspire to be a technical leader then we want you.
Bloomberg Bloomberg technology helps drive some of the world’s most important financial decisions. We provide transparency to the global markets through our software. Our 2,000 programmers work directly with their business counterparts to define, architect, build and deploy complete systems that anticipate and fulfill our clients’ needs. We build things that matter and solve large-scale complex problems. When your code provides real-time market data, nanoseconds matter.
ChariotSolutions Chariot Solutions is a group of consultants passionate about software. We craft everything from mobile apps to enterprise systems that run our clients’ businesses. We work in small, agile teams. We solve hard problems with a practical approach centered on communication, common sense and continual learning. Contact us to learn how we can help you craft your mobile and software solutions.
Chegg Since 2007, Chegg has been transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students on more than 7,000 campuses nationwide use Chegg for homework help, courses, textbook and eTextbook options, student deals, scholarships and more! Although Chegg is an established, late-stage start up, we are in dynamic growth mode and are looking for bright, energetic, passionate and curious people to join us in helping students save time, save money, and get smarter.
Comcast Comcast is the country's leader in creating and distributing entertainment and the technology behind it. We all love TV and movies. Show us how you can help us discover, enjoy and share them more.
Dropbox Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, and share them easily. Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your phone or iPad, and the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it easy to share with others. And if your computer melts down, you can restore all your files from the Dropbox website with a couple clicks.
eBay With more than 100 million active users globally (as of Q4 2011), eBay is the world's largest online marketplace, where practically anyone can buy and sell practically anything. Founded in 1995, eBay connects a diverse and passionate community of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses. Their collective impact on ecommerce is staggering: In 2011, the total value of goods sold on eBay was $68.6 billion -- more than $2,100 every second.
Epic Epic is a worldwide leader in the development of electronic health records software. Half of Americans have an Epic record, and our customers – including many of the country’s most prestigious healthcare organizations – are using Epic’s technology to pave the way in improving healthcare for providers and patients.  
Firebase Firebase is a scalable real-time backend that lets you build apps without worrying about managing servers. Firebase provides SDKs for web apps (JavaScript), node.js, iOS (Objective-C) and Android (Java).
GitHub GitHub is the best place to build software together. Over 4 million people use GitHub to share code and build amazing things with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster. Originally founded by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, and PJ Hyett to simplify sharing code, GitHub has grown into the largest code host in the world.
Goldman "Technologists at Goldman Sachs are ambitious, innovative and committed to client service, and by working in close partnership with our clients exemplify the collaborative, team-driven environment that is the hallmark of Goldman Sachs culture and key to our success. The solutions built by our Technology Division are a core part of the GS product offering and client experience and have a direct impact on our business: our business will only be as successful as our technology enables it to be, and our technology will only be effective if it is built on solid technical footing.
Google Cloud Platform "Google Cloud Platform lets you easily build web sites and apps. It’s great for hackathons because you can use Google App Engine to quickly build a scalable site using Python, Java, PHP, or Go. It comes with a local development server and an admin console that lets you easily identify and fix errors. All PennApps partcipants can receive $2,000 of free credits ($1,000 for App Engine + $1,000 for Compute Engine).
Greylock As founders, operators and investors, we strive to be the best partners for entrepreneurs building disruptive consumer and enterprise software companies. We create partnerships with tech entrepreneurs at the earliest stages of creation and support them as their companies grow and evolve. Greylock was founded in 1965 and has $2 billion under management. Our headquarters are in Silicon Valley and we have offices in Cambridge, Beijing and Bangalore. Greylock Israel, a partner firm, has offices in Tel Aviv and London.
Ink Ink provides a way for all your favorite apps and services to work together. With APIs for both the web and mobile, Ink makes it easy for your app to open, save, edit, or share photos, documents, and other files.
KPCB Fellows The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Fellows Program is a three-month work-based program that pairs top U.S. Engineering and Design students with innovative startup companies in Silicon Valley.
LinkedIn Our 225M+ LinkedIn members engage with products like Profile, LinkedIn Today, Jobs, Influencers, (and more!) to set themselves up for success, both in their current job and for the future. What is your dream job? At LinkedIn, we're committed to helping you find it and excel at it. Talent is our number one priority and on a daily basis, we facilitate our employees in finding passion and purpose in their jobs while they transform their career trajectories. Join us and start your transformation.
Meetup "Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities. Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference."
MongoDB Inc. MongoDB is the leading NoSQL database. MongoDB (named from "huMONGOus," meaning "extremely large") is reinventing data management and powering big data. Designed for how we build and run applications today, MongoDB empowers organizations to be more agile and scalable. It enables new types of applications, better customer experience, faster time to market and lower costs. MongoDB has a thriving global community with 4 million downloads, 50,000 Online Education registrations, 15,000 MongoDB User Group members and 10,000 annual MongoDB Days attendees. The company has more than 600 customers, including many of the world’s largest organizations.
Mozilla Mozilla is a free software community best known for the Firefox web browser, and more recently, Firefox OS: a free, open source mobile operating system. The Mozilla community uses, develops, spreads and supports Mozilla products and works to advance the goals of the Open Web described in the Mozilla Manifesto.
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Nuance Communications Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems.
Sapient SapientNitro, part of Sapient®, is a new breed of agency redefining storytelling for an always-on world. We’re changing the way our clients engage today’s connected consumers by uniquely creating never-ending stories across brand communications, digital engagement, and omni-channel commerce. We call it Storyscaping, where art and imagination meet the power and scale of systems thinking. SapientNitro’s Idea Engineers represent a connected powerhouse of creative, brand and technology expertise - one global team collaborating across disciplines, perspectives and continents to create game-changing success for our Global 1000 clients. We partner with industry-leading clients such as Chrysler, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Lufthansa, Target, and Vodafone, in 31 cities across The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.sapientnitro.com or follow us on Twitter @SapientNitro.
SendGrid SendGrid is an API company that makes it super simple to send and receive emails from your application. There are client libraries for most major languages and tutorials for integrating with almost any framework and language you could imagine.
ShopYourWay "ShopYourWay is a free social commerce platform, powered by Sears. We help millions of users discover, share and purchase products every day, with a personalized experience. Our API provides all the data your app needs to create a social commerce experience, including info about users, products, brands and the connections between them.
SIG "SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded with an entrepreneurial mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. We commit our own capital to trade financial products around the world. Building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch, we are leaders and innovators in low-latency and high-frequency trading. Our traders, quants, developers, and systems engineers work side by side to develop and implement our trading strategies. Each individual brings their unique expertise every day to help us make optimal decisions in the global financial markets."
SoundCloud SoundCloud is for everyone. It’s a platform for people to discover new, original, music and audio, for creators to build audiences, and for everyone to share what they hear whether online or on mobile. Our API enables developers to build applications that upload, share, or listen to sounds. Over 12 hours of audio content are uploaded to SoundCloud every hour, making the platform the largest collection of original audio content.
TokBox TokBox provides simple mobile SDK and web API that lets you build live video streaming web or mobile apps. By using OpenTok API by TokBox, you can easily build live talkshows, video chat, remote controlled robots, etc. without configuring a streaming server or implementing real time video encoding/decoding.
Twilio Twilio lets you use standard web languages to build voice, VoIP and SMS applications via a web API. Sign up for an account and use promo code HACKPENNAPPS for $30 of credit upon upgrade.
Venmo Venmo lets people make and share transactions. The iPhone and Android apps connect your phone with your bank, debit, or credit card, so you can instantly send money to anyone for free. Withdraw money to your bank account overnight. Pay for rent, dinner, drinks, movies, cream, laughs...anything!
Versal Versal is a new way for anyone to easily create amazingly interactive online courses – no coding required. Versal’s platform is free and open to anyone, and courses can be published and embedded anywhere. We'll be opening up our interactive gadget API soon.
Wharton Entrepreneurship Wharton Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania supports all students with its robust entrepreneurial research, teaching and co-curricular programs. Wharton Entrepreneurship encompasses the Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center, the Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program, and a robust suite of co-curricular programs that engages students across Penn’s campus, including the Venture Initiation Program (educational business incubator), Business Plan Competition, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program, and more.
Yahoo Yahoo brings unique opportunities to the hacking community. From our YUI and YQL libraries to mountains of real time data to hundreds of millions of engaged users. So build an awesome mobile hack, win our prize and come up for a visit. Then join us full time or for an internship. There. All done.
Zynga Zynga encourages a collegial culture and the strong-minded pursuit of childishness, without forgetting that we are a serious, rigorous, and dedicated business. At Zynga, producing games you and your friends love is a lot like playing them. Form teams, nurture friendships, win the day.