Hackathon Participant
When

The Hackathon will run from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25.
Registration for the event starts at 4:30 on Friday. Presentations will be held at 9am on Sunday.

Where

The Hackathon will be held in the TRU Generator space on the second floor of the old library building at the Thompson Rivers University campus in Kamloops.

Registration at the door.
Mentors

Several volunteer mentors will spend time with each of the groups in turn to help them refine their ideas.

Lessons

There will be short lessons throughout the event to help participants become more knowledgeable in areas to help them develop their startups.

Contests

Throughout the event there will be small competitions and group activities to keep participants engaged and excited.

Prizes

We are very lucky to have various local businesses sponsor prizes to be won throughout the event by participants!

Presentation Prep

Kamloops 2022 Hackathon Sponsors

These local Kamloops businesses are generously donating their time and efforts to help make this event a success.


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2022 Hackathon Event Information and Guidelines

  1. There will be two work sessions, one on Friday September 23 from 5:00pm to 1:00am, the other on Saturday September 24 from 9:00am to 9:00pm.
  2. Please arrive at 4:30 on Friday September 23 to ensure you can set up and start on time.
  3. Registration will take place at the door. There is no fee to enter.
  4. Presentations will begin at 10:00am on Sunday September 25. Please arrive at 9:30am.
  5. The Hackathon takes place over one weekend, and all material presented must have been developed starting at the beginning of that period in order to qualify.
  6. The startup built during the event must be tech-based in order to qualify.
  7. Groups can have 1 to 4 participants.
  8. If you would like to enter but do not have a group, we can assign you to a group at the beginning of the event.
  9. Unless your group already has 4 members when you enter, you may be assigned extra members who did not enter with a group.
  10. In order to be eligible for the final prize your group must give a 5 to 10 minute presentation demonstrating your final product on Sunday September 25.
  11. You will be graded on the presentations alone and will be marked based on your market research, prototype, and presentation.
  12. You must bring all your own equipment for the event (computers, phones, etc.)

Winners of the 2021 Hackathon

Gogo Meals

Gogo Meals showed great creativity and innovation, and we're excited to see what they'll do next!

Team Gogo Meals
Team Gogo Meals Presentation