About:

Develop to Disrupt is a virtual hackathon for high school, middle school, and first-year university students hosted by World of Devs and Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit! Develop to Disrupt is a great opportunity to work together and create disruptive technological solutions to solve real-world problems and issues at any scale and level. We have engaging workshops, activities, networking opportunities and the chance to win from a prize pool of over $35,000+ in cash and software. Not only that, the winners get to attend CICS and pitch to real investors from companies like Deloitte and Amazon to fund their idea. 

 

Register now at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/166735471283

 

Schedule:

Please Note: More workshops and judges are on the way.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Time (EST) Event
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Opening Ceremony
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Prototyping With Adobe XD

Saturday, September 11, 2021:

Time (EST) Event
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM My First Website: Journal by Qoom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Creating the Perfect Business Pitch

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Time (EST) Event
9:45 PM - 10:15 PM Closing Ceremony
   

 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$35,000 in prizes

Best Overall

$500 Cash Prize, Invitation to pitch your submission at Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit Pitch to investors from large companies like Amazon and Deloitte, Tickets to Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit, Taskade Pro For Lifetime, 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Best Mobile App

$200 Cash Prize, Tickets to Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit, Taskade Pro For Lifetime, 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Best Web App

$200 Cash Prize, Tickets to Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit, Taskade Pro For Lifetime, 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Best Beginner Hack

$100 Cash Prize, Tickets to Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit, Taskade Pro For Lifetime, 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Best Solo Hack

Beats Headphones, Tickets to Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit, 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Best Use of Qoom

1 year of Qoom Pro Plan Package, Invitation to Qoom Creator Group, and Feature on Qoom Project Gallery

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

  1. Submit a video highlighting the key aspects of your solution as per the hackathon criteria. Your video must be at least 3 minutes, and up to 5 minutes long.
  2. Along with your video, if possible, add a direct link to your solution or prototype design.

Judges

Jennifer Ellis

Jennifer Ellis
City of Brampton, IT Program Manager

Dinu Bandyopadhyay

Dinu Bandyopadhyay
Senior Manager, DIIT/City of Brampton

Sunil Khosla

Sunil Khosla
President - Digital Business

Kumanan Gopalasamy

Kumanan Gopalasamy
Chief Information Officer, City of Brampton

Judging Criteria

  • Criterion 1: Identification and Description of Problem
    Is the problem the solution is for identified? Is the description of the problem accurate? Is the description of the problem valid and correct enough to create a solution? Is the importance and scale or level of the problem described?
  • Criterion 2: Quality of The Solution
    Would the presented solution be feasible in the real world? Is the rationale behind how the solution would solve the problem described? Are there existing solutions that are fairly similar or solve the problem in a better way?
  • Criterion 3: Application of Technological Tools
    What technological tools were used to produce the solution? Were different technological tools used efficiently and effectively? Are the technological tools used mentioned? How relevant or impressive was the use of technological tools in the solution?
  • Criterion 4: Quality of the Business Plan
    How effective was the unique value proposition surrounding the solution? Were methods of distribution identified? Were expenses and profits for the first year of operations identified? Were competitors identified? Were possible partnerships identified?
  • Criterion 5: Quality of the Presentation
    Was the presentation equally divided amongst the team members? Were team members confident, clear, and comprehensible? Was the presentation fluid and connected? Was the presentation within the minimum 3-minute and maximum 5-minute time limit?

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