PRESS RELEASE | OCTOBER 2015Calling on London hardware startups to join us for the first PCH Hardware Hackathon in the UK
The free-to-attend PCH Hackathon will bring together 100 designers, developers, tinkerers, and innovators on October 16 – 18 2015 at Campus London.
Participants will spend the weekend bringing products to life as they get their hands dirty building a prototype in just three days. After successful hardware hackathons in San Francisco, Toronto, Dublin, and Waterloo (Canada), this event follows PCH’s hardware meetup which it hosted in London last May.
In 54 hours, the teams will go from idea to prototype with help from mentors from the technology industry. The event will include one-on-one mentorship, speakers and pitch practice. During the hackathon, participants will have access to a robust array of resources including developer kits and prototyping tools, as well as 3D printers, CNC machines, soldering irons, and a laser cutter.
“We are excited to partner with PCH to expand the reach of MC10’s body-worn electronics globally, within and beyond our core healthcare market. PCH’s experience working with leading consumer brands, and their ability to commercialize the technology, will accelerate development of new applications within a variety of industries for skin-worn wearables.”
Liam Casey, Founder and CEO, PCH
The event will kick off with a fireside chat with Laurence Kemball-Cook, Founder and CEO of Pavegen and there will be cash prizes for the first place team of £2000, and a variety of other prizes for finalists.
Katherine Hague, VP of Community Engagement at PCH said, “London is one of the hotbeds for hardware not just in Europe, but the world. Hackathons are today’s garages where startups get their start. We’re excited to see the products that take form over this short weekend in London.”
Free event – Tickets available here.
To learn more about PCH Hardware Hackathons, watch the video here.
- £2000 in cash prizes to 1st place hackathon team
- £500 in cash prizes to 2nd place hackathon team
- £250 in cash prizes to 3rd place hackathon team
More prizes to be announced closer to the event.