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Gore Meadows Community Centre & Library

10150 The Gore Road

Brampton, ON L6P 0A6


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A 3-day in person hackathon on climate change, clean tech and sustainability

About this event

  • ODYSSEY is the connection between the past and future of Brampton. Brampton's economy was fuelled by immigrant families who came here in search for a better life
  • It is now on us, the next generation, to shape what comes next
  • Join us in-person for 3 days to collaborate, ideate and build solutions that will enable a more sustainable and climate friendly future

🎯 Goal of the hackathon?

To bring together students, mentors, speakers and members of the Brampton community from different levels to build, prototype and pitch solutions within the theme of climate change, clean tech and sustainability. Participants will be supported with mentorship, access to tools and resources as well as pitch feedback throughout the event. We will not claim any rights on your projects.

👩‍💻 Who can participate?

  • Residents in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) aged 16 years and older
  • If you are able to travel/commute to the event but do not live or work in the GTA, you’re more than welcome to do so!
  • You are encouraged to register if you are a student, creative, innovator, entrepreneur or a young professional who has an innovative idea (or just wants to attend an event IRL after 2 years of virtual everything)
  • Programming/Coding skills are welcome, but are not essential for participation
  • We welcome event volunteers who are 18 years of age or older! If you are interested in volunteering, send us an email at learn@ourwavehub.com.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Team Requirements

  • You are allowed to register as an individual or a pre-formed team, but will be required to purchase your 3-day pass individually and list your teammates in your registration form
  • We have limited capacity for this event and will be accepting registrations until capacity is met
  • You will be encouraged to create digital solutions during the event including but not limited to: apps, websites, algorithms
  • You can still register if you have no team or idea, you will meet a ton of cool people on-site!

✅ What you'll need

You'll need access to a laptop and be able attend all 3 days at Gore Meadows Community Centre. If you don’t have access to a laptop, please let us know at least 1 week prior to the event and we will do our best to support you.

Please send an email to learn@ourwavehub.com for any further questions.

🏆 Prizes

To be announced. Up to $15,000 in prizes.

The panel of judges will award 4 teams based on their evaluation criteria. The awards are Best Clean Solution, Most Innovative Product Design, Best Pitch & People’s Choice.

♿️ Will there be accessibility accommodations?

Yes, of course! We will provide captioning for the opening and closing of the hackathon. The event will mostly consist of people working independently and in small groups on various projects, so it won’t be possible to caption absolutely everything said. If you need ASL interpretation or other forms of accommodation, please send us an email to learn@ourwavehub.com.

🗓 The 3-day schedule

Agenda subject to change. Speakers and Partners to be announced.

Friday - Kickoff 🚀

6:00 PM - Check-In & Networking

7:00 PM - Welcome and introduction

7:30 PM - Team formation

8:30 PM - Speaker Panel: to be announced

9:00 PM - Team Meet & Greet / Working in Groups

Saturday - Build Day 👨‍💻

On Saturday, you will be given the time and support to work on your solution and develop your minimum viable product (MVP).

All teams will receive support, guidance and feedback from mentors: business/product/marketing/focus areas/technical.

8:00 AM - Check-In & Breakfast

9:00 AM - Work time

12:00 PM - Lunch & Workshops

1:00 PM - Team Mentorship Sessions

3:00 PM - Work time

6:00 PM - Dinner & Workshops

7:40 PM - Workshop: Basics of Pitching

9:00 PM - Work time / Social

Sunday - Pitching & Prizes 🏆

10:00 AM - Check-In & Breakfast

10:30 AM - Work time

12:00 PM - Lunch & Pitch Competition Prep

1:00 PM - Pitch Competition: 3-min pitching session

2:30 PM - Judge Deliberations

3:00 PM - Winners Announcement

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