CHILLIWACK BC, March 4, 2019 – Chilliwack is once again playing host to its innovative technology Hackathon event. The Hackathon, hosted by the Chilliwack.Tech chapter of XLRator, running for the third year in a row. The event will assemble local technology, business and design students and innovators to compete in a 24-hour tech start-up sprint. The Startup Hackathon will begin on Friday March 22 at 5pm and will conclude on Saturday March 23 at 5pm in building A at UFV’s Chilliwack Campus.
Chilliwack has established a strong presence in the BC technology sector, most recently announcing a strategic partnership with XLRator and will look to create strong relationships among post-secondary students.
The event will challenge teams to ideate, create, and innovate under a 24-hour time crunch and present their tech start-up to judges. There are no limits on the projects as long as high-tech is at the core of the business. Anyone over the age of 18 can register individually or as a team. The event will be mentored by local tech professionals such as David Leger (Founder of Loop Energy), Colin Schmidt (CEO of Wisebox.Solutions) and more.
To conclude the event, the teams will present in front of judges and the winning team will be awarded $1250 towards starting their business, six months of office space worth $2100 in the Downtown Business Centre, and one year of 1-on-1 mentorship from the Chilliwack.Tech Meetup community.
The final presentations and awards ceremonies are open to the public to attend at no cost. Registration for the event is now open at Chilliwack.tech/hackathon for a fee of $10 plus applicable tax.
XLRator is a coalition of local government, industry partners, and higher education institutions interested in attracting tech-based investment into the Eastern Fraser Valley (including the District of Mission, Cities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Maple Ridge, and the Township of Langley). At XLRator, we understand the necessary infrastructure and programs required within the Region to create jobs, foster innovation and drive skilled training.
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Chilliwack.Tech is part of the Chilliwack Innovation Network, which is in partnership with I&[email protected], XLRator, ACETECH, Community Futures South Fraser, and Chilliwack Economic Partners, and is hosted by Wisebox.