Hackathons, Hack Days, Startup Weekends and the like are a growing movement. They bring together entrepreneurs, designers, developers, mentors, investors, and cram them in a room to sink or swim on their best ideas. The scene has become a hot bed for technology startups and many have gone on to be very successful, highly funded companies.

Today’s infographic (from VentureBeat) takes a look at these events and why they have grown so rapidly as of late. There are also some very interesting numbers on the demographics these events are hitting. Check it out and definitely try one out, they are a ton of fun!

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