Unique Hackathon Event Coming to Mississauga


Published November 14, 2018 at 4:34 pm


If you enjoy technology–and really enjoy seeing how it’s shaping the world–you might be happy to hear that a weekend-long hackathon event is slated to hit Mississauga very soon.

Venture X, a co-working space that recently opened in the Square One area, is hosting the city’s biggest hackathon this weekend.

Kicking off on Nov. 16, the three-day, two-night Venture Weekend is hoping to “provide entrepreneurs with opportunities for success.”

According to organizers, this event will be focused on “Smart Cities”, a new thought experiment on how people can transform their community and their city into a place that is more inclusive, accessible, open, efficient and creative through technology.

At the event, over 100 participants divided into 20 teams will participate in a three-day competitive sprint for a chance to be one of the top three winners.

The event involves Q&As, talks, one-on-one sessions with mentors, food and beverages (seven full meals will be provided), networking opportunities and up to $5,000 in prizes.

As for who will be speaking, attendees can attend a Q&A session with QuickBite News (insauga.com/inbrampton.com/inhalton.com) founder Khaled Iwamura, listen to a talk given by Paramount Fine Foods CEO Mohamad Fakih and take in opening remarks by Anas Saltaji.

Other speakers and industry mentors include Prateek Sanyal, Julie Tyios, Melanie Williamson and others.

On two occasions, food will be provided by Boston Pizza and Paramount Fine Foods.

“Venture Weekend is passionate about connecting innovators to opportunities where new thought experiment can transform our community, our city into a place that is more inclusive, accessible, open, efficient and creative through technology,” organizers said in a news release.

“Hackathoners will be staying all weekend, including overnight, to create a winning city transformation concept.”

For more information on how to register, click here.

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