Jim Eberlin, the founder of Gainsight (formerly JBara), will jump start his newest venture, TopOPPS by sponsoring the grand prize at GlobalHack 1, set to take place on January 31, 2014 through February 2, 2014 at Union Station in Downtown St. Louis, MO.
At its core, TopOPPS helps sales teams forecast accurately by improving sales pipeline management with big data analytics. TopOPPS integrates with Salesforce.com and other top CRMs. GlobalHack 1 participants will be tasked with solving a technology-related problem for TopOPPS. In effort to level the playing field, the full details of the projects will not be released until an hour before the start of the event.
The winning team will receive an offer from TopOPPS to purchase their code and intellectual property from the hackathon in exchange for $50,000. The organizers anticipate 50 teams and 250 participants from across the country will descend on St. Louis for the 48 hour event.
Eberlin stated that when GlobalHack reached out to him about sponsoring their first event, he jumped at the opportunity stating, “GlobalHack 1 is the perfect forum to help accelerate the launch of TopOPPS. We get top tech talent from around the country working non-stop for 48 hours to help us take our prototypes to the next level.”
Gabe Lozano, CEO of Lockerdome and Director of GlobalHack noted, “We are thrilled to work with Jim and TopOPPS. Jim is the real deal, a successful entrepreneur with a number of deals under his belt. Any team would be lucky to work with him, and I have no doubt in the success of this next venture.”