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Startup Weekend Maker's Edition

  • Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Mohawk College
  • Address: 135 Fennel Avenue West (Google Maps)

The first ever Maker Edition of Startup Weekend Hamilton is happening on November 21st-23rd at Mohawk College. Startup Weekend events are 54-hour weekend long events during which groups of makers, hackers, students, developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening where a panel of judges will select a wining team.

While Hamilton has hosted four previous Startup Weekend events since 2011, this will be our first ever Maker’s Edition that is focused on creating physical products. Imagine designing and creating 3D printed products, Arduino based micro-controllers, wearables, robots and the endless hardware startup possibilities. Hamilton is a city with a legacy in manufacturing great physical products – it’s time to bring the ambition back with a 21st century spin!

The winners of the event will receive a prize package courtesy of Mohawk College, the details of which will be announced soon. Those who place first will also have the opportunity to compete in the Global Startup Battle for up to $500,000 in prizes, gain international exposure, and showcase the best of the Hamilton startup scene. The Global Startup Battle was previously won by McMaster students Matt Gardner and Jason Moore as part of Groupnotes (now co-founders of Videostream which has 575k users). We want to see another Hamilton team take home the top prize!

Join us on November 21st – 23rd for the first ever Startup Weekend Hamilton Maker’s Edition!


Posted by KevinBrowne

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