We download apps to our phones or computers, and marvel at how they solve a problem or fulfill a need we didn’t know we had. However, we often forget that intense hours, days, months, and years of work it takes to create something that only takes seconds to download onto our devices. But in the upcoming documentary “Seed,” set to make its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, shines a light on the individuals looking to make difference in the lives of others, as well as their own.

Directed by Andrew Wonder, the film takes viewers inside AngelHack’s Silicon Valley week, where tech hopefuls finesses their pitches, and hope to make their dreams come true with the next killer app. Here’s the official synopsis:

Seed follows three start-ups from around the world as they descend on San Francisco for AngelHack’s Silicon Valley Week. For three intense days they’ll hone their pitches, tell their story, and face humiliation at the hands of mentors just to get the chance to present their start-up to a panel of judges who could change their lives… or destroy their dreams.

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Ethan, Devin, and Pulkit are high school kids from Palo Alto who think they’ve got the tech to breakthrough, and Shaher drives an Uber in New York to fund his company back home in Palestine, where his partner Ahmed keeps the coding going while supporting his family. Bettirose and team Taka travelled all the way from Nairobi, Kenya with an app they hope can save lives back home. Dreams will be crushed and partnerships will crumble.

Dreams will be crushed and partnerships will crumble. The film was directed by Andrew Wonder and produced in partnership with AngelHack, the world’s largest and most diverse hacker community, and funded by our client Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

“Seed” will launch at SXSW on March 11th.

  • the_vinci

    Love it. I was one of the teams in the movie. AutoMatter.io from Austin, Texas!!