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Saturday, September 20, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Hack the North logoThe Conrad Centre is excited to be participating in Canada’s largest international hackathon, Hack the North, taking place at the University of Waterloo from Friday, September 19th until Sunday, September 21st, 2014. With hardware resources, plenty of food, and leaders of the tech generation as mentors, it will be a weekend of hacking to remember. To support this event, the Conrad Centre will be hosting an interactive workshop that will give each team the tools they need for long-term success.

Arrive with a hack, leave with a startup

Surprisingly, an estimated 80-90% of potential startups at hackathons see no further development after the event, let alone an opportunity to go to market.  At Conrad, we want to see each team and their hack become something bigger and more successful than a weekend project— participants can come to Conrad's workshop to learn how.

Hackers will learn from our mentors, Dr. Wayne Chang, E Co-op Coordinator and Lecturer at the Conrad Centre, and Harvir Bansal, Associate Professor of Marketing at Conrad, about making their minimum viable product commercially viable from the ground up. 

Meet the mentors

Wayne ChangWayne Chang

Wayne Chang is a Lecturer and the Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) Program Coordinator at the Conrad Centre. Wayne is well-known in the Waterloo entrepreneurial ecosystem for his involvement in VelocitySt. Paul's GreenHouse, and the Nicol competition, and for his instruction of BET 300: Foundations of Venture Creation. Wayne also has over 15 years of high-tech experience, including 7 years in Silicon Valley.

Harvir BansalHarvir Bansal

Harvir Bansal is an Associate Professor, teaching BET 400: Early Stage Ventures, BET 602: Marketing Strategies for New Technology-based Ventures, and BE 604: Marketing Management. Harvir has 10 years management consulting experience, including serving as Senior VP Reserach and Methods at comSocre Inc., and was a faculty member in the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University for 11 years.

About Hack the North

Hack the North is a student-run, collegiate hackathon held at the University of Waterloo. The hackathon is a 36-hour event where 1,000 students from all over the world come together to create solutions to current issues, using code. Judges and guest speakers at the 2014 event include Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder of S23P, Mike Kirkup, director of Velocity, University of Waterloo alumni, Eric Migicovsky, Founder of Pebble, and Michael Litt, CEO of Vidyard

 
 
Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
Fish Bowl
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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