As a sponsor of the first ever Hardware Hackathon in Toronto, we an attest to the care and attention PCH puts into such community events. After blowing up Toronto last March, PCH has announced that it will do the same at the Tannery Events Centre, June 12-14.
“We are so thrilled to host a PCH Hackathon in Kitchener-Waterloo — one of the hotbeds for hardware in not just Canada, but the world,” said Katherine Hague, VP of Community Engagement and Hackathons at PCH, in a statement to BetaKit. “It really is amazing to see what people can put together in only 54 hours and I’m excited to see the products that are going to come from the inventive community of Kitchener-Waterloo.”
The KW Hardware Hackathon will follow a slightly different format to the Toronto event, with established startups pitching their prototypes to a panel of judges for a chance to win a trip to PCH’s August meetup in Hong Kong. There will, of course, also be 120 Hackathon participants teaming up to bring their ideas to life over the weekend, with the first place team taking home a cash prize of $3,000.
Registration for the June event ends this Friday, May 15, so make sure to get your application submitted by then if you’d like to participate. PCH is also hosting a pre-event meetup this Thursday, May 14 to allow hardware enthusiasts to connect and mingle with industry experts. More information can be found here.