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SportsHack 2015 - Halifax


Friday, 27 November 2015 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, 29 November 2015 at 5:00 PM (AST)

SportsHack 2015 - Halifax

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
Team (max 4 people) Ended $10.00 $0.95 $1.64
Single hacker Ended $5.00 $0.78 $0.87

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Event Details

Two days. Three cities. More than 400 participants from across Canada.

SportsHack will bring together teams of hackers in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax to compete in developing innovative sports-related software solutions.

This year, in partnership with the Canadian Football League (CFL), SportsHack challenges you to develop real world technologies from the CFL's real world data.

The final challenge(s) will not be announced until the event begins, but all of the necessary materials and data will be released prior to the event.

Follow #SportsHack15 for upcoming details, so that your team can start planning. We will be hosting a prep event on Nov 19th so that you can access the data sets. Register your team here!

At the end of the weekend-long hackathon, regional finalists from the three locations will advance to the national round, where they will have the opportunity to make a virtual pitch to our panel of judges. The winning team will have an opportunity to work with the CFL and mentors to bring their solution to market.

This hackathon is a great opportunity to make cool hacks and meet fellow developers, programmers, designers, hackers, data scientists and fellow data-enthusiasts. There are over $16k in national/regional prizes. You get to keep anything you make, including IP. You can create whatever you want, but only sports-related hardware/software will be judged.

National prizes include:

First prize:

  • $4,500 cash,
  • Support services to bring your hack to market,
  • Time to meet and connect with the host partners of your choice,
  • An opportunity to work with the CFL and mentors, and
  • Four tickets to the 2016 Grey Cup game in Toronto!

Second prize:

  • $2,500 cash, and
  • Support services to bring your hack to market.

Third prize:

  • $1,000 cash.

Atlantic region judges include:

Gord Dickie - President GoalLine

Julia Rivard - Olympian, Co-founder Eyeread, Partner at Norex

Shaun Johansen - CTO and Co-founder of Eyeball 


For more information, please visit

Development Partner


Thanks to the CFL’s generous support, teams this year will work on real world challenges to develop products with commercial potential. If you're a sports fan and want to create your own start-up, this event is for you.

Have questions about SportsHack 2015 - Halifax? Contact Volta

When & Where

Volta Labs
1505 Barrington Street
7th floor
Halifax, NS B3J 3K5

Friday, 27 November 2015 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, 29 November 2015 at 5:00 PM (AST)

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Volta is one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs, located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Volta aims to create a space where members of the Atlantic Canadian innovation ecosystem can work, connect and learn from one another by accessing co-working space, events and programs.


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