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ProtoHack exists to show non-coders that they can create something amazing from nothing. We empower and enable the non-technical community with the tools, knowledge and connections that will help bring their idea to life and visually communicate it through prototyping.ProtoHack requires no coding. Instead you’ll be using prototyping tools, drag and drop editors, mockups, wireframes and anything else you think of to visually demo your idea on stage. Competitors will work in teams (up to 4) or solo. You have 9 hours to prototype your idea and then you’ll present on stage. ProtoHack will be a 12 hour experience where you will build a prototype that communicates an idea visually. During ProtoHack you’ll learn how to use the best prototyping tools in the industry, network with like-minded people with various backgrounds, become a better product person, and get exclusive access to over $500 worth of tools and goodies for registering!
Attendees will have one last opportunity to team up by pitching their idea or talking about their strengths and areas of expertise. You’ll have about 10-15 seconds to find a teammate. Other ways to team up are listed on the site.
Learn everything you need to know in first hour of the day. We’ll talk for 15 minutes and be on our way.
Keynote by Jayesh Parmar, Cofounder & CEO of Picatic.com
Make your snake.
Details will be provided during the morning announcement.
Take as long as you want, but we suggest a short lunch so you can focus on your protohack!
Snake fight to the death.
Times up. All protohacks must be submitted.
It's like shark tank with friendlier terms. Teams will present to a panel of judges for $25,000+ in prizes.
Join VIATEC along with the local brilliant minds who have made tech our #1 industry, for an exclusive series of events over 3 days. Experience Tectoria is a gathering of local entrepreneurs with international investors and thought-shapers. As usual, we're tying it in with the Rifflandia Music Festival! To see last year's impressive lineup, click the "full details" button to the right and stay tuned for more info released mid July!
A full schedule of events will be published by VIATEC mid July. In the meantime you can join the VIATECH email list for news and updates: https://viatec.silkstart.com/cpages/home
StartupSlam is an annual event hosted at the University of Victoria. The focus is for local Startups and engineering teams to host workshops for students and junior developers. This year we will be introducing an entrepreneurship track of workshops. Participants have included: students from University of Victoria, Camosun College, Royal Roads University, Vancouver Island University, Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry as well as local developers looking to broaden their skillset or just hang out with their fellow engineers & developers. Last year we attracted over 150 students and developers and we gave away over $1,000 in prizes. This year we want to go BIGGER!
Sign in, grab a name tag and help yourself to some snacks while the SendWithUS team welcomes us to StartUp Slam 3.0 !
The SendWithUs folks will wrap up the event.
Want your startup event listed here? Just email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get it up on the site and out to our email list.
Please bring your business cards as it is a great networking opportunity! Also, if you would like to drink beer, please remember to bring a government ID!