A few of Toronto’s major players within the tech space are teaming up in early October for the Next 36’s 2014 Wearable Hackathon.
Hosted at Google’s Toronto offices, the 14-hour event will allow participants to compete against Canada’s top student innovators, hack for prizes, and possibly even gain a spot in the Next 36 – the program that selected 36 high-potential Canadian undergraduate students every year for a high-paced, eight-month accelerator.
The event starts at 6:30 pm on Friday October 3 and goes on to 12 noon the next day. Top CTOs and developers from Google, Thalmic and Bionym will be present, with more to be announced later on.
Over $1,500 is up for grabs, including a first place of $1000 cash, a set of team hardware devices (TBD), and a minimum of three finalist spots at N36 National Selection Weekend, where the accelerator makes its final 36 selections. Second place will be $500 cash, while 3rd place will be $100 cash.
All hackers must register individually, but can pre-select teams of up to six people by listing team members on the registration form. Individuals without teams are also encouraged to apply.
Importantly, a travel subsidy is being offered for participants travelling from out of province. Up to $500 is available and will be reimbursed after the event, with original receipts required.
If any of the many talented hackers out there think this might be for them, register here.