Established startups are invited to pitch for funding at our PCH Hardware Hackathon on June 12-14 2015 at the Tannery Events Centre in Kitchener, Ontario.
The PCH Hackathon will be an application only event, aiming to attract Kitchener-Waterloo’s best makers, designers, engineers, technology-enthusiasts, marketers and designers. Participants will spend the weekend bringing products to life as they get their hands dirty building a prototype of a connected device in just three days.
This is the first PCH Hackathon in Kitchener-Waterloo and follows successful events in Toronto, San Francisco and Dublin, Ireland.
The Kitchener-Waterloo event is an exclusive application-only hackathon, which is open to 120 participants in the area. Interested participants can apply by Friday May 15 by completing a brief application form here.
In addition to time for attendees to build their prototypes, the weekend will also include:
- Five minute pitch-off sessions for established startups (non-Hackathon participants) to pitch their prototype to a panel of judges. The winning startup will win a trip to PCH’s Hong Kong meetup in August and have the opportunity to go to Shenzhen, the heart of hardware manufacturing – takes place Friday June 12;
- Two Panel discussions including some of the biggest names in technology worldwide – Friday June 12 and Sunday 14 (more details coming soon);
- Public access allowing members of the public to attend pitches and talks on the Friday and Sunday night – Friday June 12 and Sunday 14.