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Tech and the City - Next Hackathon Focuses on Building a Connected and Engaged Community

Sep 19, 2017

Interested in data, technology and building a more connected community? The City of Mississauga is co-hosting its second hack day event, 'Tech and the City' on Saturday, October 21. This year's theme of 'Building a Connected and Engaged City' highlights Mississauga's leading role in Canada as a smart city.

This initiative is in partnership with ICUBE UTM, Sheridan College, RIC Centre, SOTI Inc. and presenting sponsor ESRI Canada. The one-day innovation hackathon will have teams of tech-minded individuals unite to create solutions to build a connected and engaged community.

Teams will be given challenges to build their solutions and the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Participants can also attend workshops led by industry professionals and instructors.

The winning teams will receive a grand prize package that includes enrolment in a sponsored accelerator program and one Google Home unit per person. Total prize value is over $5,000.

To register your team and learn more about Tech and the City, visit techandthecity.ca.

What:
Tech and the City Innovation Hack Event

Where:
University of Toronto Mississauga - Innovation Complex (Room L1240 & L1212)
3359 Mississauga Rd.
Mississauga, ON
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When:
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Schedule:
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

8 to 9 a.m. - Check-in and breakfast
9 to 10 a.m. - Opening remarks and event guidelines
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Innovation hack begins
12 to 1 p.m. - Lunch
3 to 4:30 p.m. - Speed pitch sessions
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Final presentations (top teams selected)
5:30 to 6 p.m. - Deliberations (judges to select winners), networking and refreshments
6 p.m. - Awards ceremony and closing remarks

 

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Media Contact:
Christopher Tham
Communications Advisor (A)
905-615-3200 ext. 5934
christopher.tham@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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