Calling all techies – this hackathon is for you!

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Sarah Jane Silva


Technophiles and entrepreneurs of all stripes from across the GTA will have the chance to let their creativity run free at this year’s Tech + The City one-day hack event on Saturday October 21st.

Co-hosted by the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), tech savvy teams will be converging at the Innovation Complex located on the UTM campus where they will be pitching solutions that will empower the City of Mississauga to re-imagine its future and cultivate a vibrant community.

“This year’s theme of ‘Building a Connected and Engaged City’ combines the power of technology with innovative ideas that connect the City to its institutions and businesses with solutions that will increase efficiency, reduce costs, foster a more sustainable environment and cultivate communities where people thrive,” said Donna Heslin, director of graduate programs and external relations at the Institute for Innovation & Management.

At the end of the event, each team will present to a panel of judges and peers for a chance to win several prizes including sponsored accelerator program enrollment (ICUBE UTM, RIC Centre, SOTI Inc.) and one Google Home unit per winning team member.

“We will also have mentors from the RIC Centre and from ICUBE supporting the event and making sure that the teams are getting some mentoring from real entrepreneurs,” said Heslin.

Registration closes on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.

You can register here or get more info about the event here.

ICUBE is the business accelerator at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga. ICUBE offers students and community youth early-stage business development & commercialization services including an entrepreneurial curriculum, business advisory services, collaborative space, expert speaker sessions, and a mentorship program.

About RIC Centre
As the Entrepreneur and Innovation Hub for Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, co-located with industry partners Xerox Research Centre of Canada and GreenCentre Canada, the RIC Centre offers a comprehensive range of support services to entrepreneurs for free, including mentorship and advisory services, hands-on workshops and networking events.

About Soti
SOTI is a proven innovator and the industry leader for simplifying business mobility and making it smarter, faster and more reliable. SOTI helps over 17,000 businesses around the world take mobility to endless possibilities.