PwC, Uber, City of Toronto, and Metrolinx partnering to host hackathon


After announcing its StartUpHere initiative, it seems that the City of Toronto is making good on its promise to support the startup community as it is joins a chorus of tech giants for PwC’s [D]congestant Hackathon Toronto.

With partners like Metrolinx, Uber, CBC, Google, and Twitter, PwC is hosting tech enthusiasts working out of the Cisco Innovation Centre between April 1 to 3 for the hackathon. Teams are challenged to come up with solutions tackling gridlock and congestion, and are encouraged to use either a policy approach — by working with the mayor’s office — or tech-related solutions by working with data.

The winning team is eligible for $5,000 in cash, the chance to work with Cisco to continue development of ideas, the opportunity to pilot the winning idea with partners like PwC and the Mayor’s office, up to five round-trip Porter flight vouchers to any Porter-operated destination, and a community membership to the Centre for Social Innovation.

To sign up for the event, check out the event page here.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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