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Niagara College

135 Taylor Rd

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S1J0

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On Saturday May 12th 2018, ncTakeOff and the Educational Research & Innovation Hub (ihub) will be hosting a FREE Empowerment Matters Kick-Off event at Niagara College for students in Grades 7-12. The Empowerment Matters movement was created to empower students to become active citizens who are engaged in their community and we will kick-off this movement through a 12-hour Social Innovation Hackathon and Social Enterprise start-up day. Please note that breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided at this event at no cost to the student. After registering for the event here, ihub will send you a follow-up pre-event form to fill out where you can pre-select the social problem your child wants to "hack" at the event!

For your reference, please revew our tentative agenda**:

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Registration & Light Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM - Welcome

9:00 - 9:45 AM - Keynote

9:45 - 10:00 AM - Transition time to get to breakout room and get introduced to team (pre-assigned)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Start "hacking" the problem and working on your solution (with assistance from mentors)

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch & Learn (a community organization will review the business model cavas & how to pitch)

1:00 - 6:00 PM - Continue to work on solution, paper prototype solution and prepare for pitches (pizza dinner delivered to the rooms at 5 PM)

6:00 - 7:00 PM - Teams pitch their solutions

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Wrap up

**Please note the agenda is subject to change


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