Not sure if you guys knew this, but the first hackNY hackathon was actually funded on Kickstarter. (kickstarter.com)
The project was started with the help of Trevor (Tech@NYU, now at Lean Startup Machine) and Akiva Bamberger (ADI@CU, now at Google).
Ian "King" Jennings won the whole thing, as it was in those days. He built Klout for Foursquare, or something, before either of them was a thing.