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Fri., 10/06/2016, 7:00 pm – Sat., 11/06/2016, 8:00 pm AEST
Calling all Hunter region Hackers, Hipsters and Hustlers! Want to come join us on 10-11June2016 to create next-generation ideas for Newcastle and the Hunter Region? With a dash of MakerFaire spirit, a pinch of StartupWeekend spice and some heat from the crucible of TheEdwards Bar and Innx.Hub workspace, let's quicken the digital pulse of the Hunter region and its urban spaces with your creations as part of the Hunter Innovation Festival. Our Hackathon format is designed to stimulate ideas amongst Teams to help you prototype next-generation ideas and business concepts for Newcastle and the Hunter Region, leveraging their Hacker, Hustler or Hipster skills and contemporary tech tools. Who know's what you'll create and the people you'll get to meet!
We've seen events like this create near-fundable business opportunities by the end of the events, with winning teams eligible for more formal business incubation or going on to bigger world hackathon challenges. We want to provide options for the next wave of innovative entrepreneurs from the Hunter region to experience, learn + leverage cutting edge technology platforms, whilst also creating new technology enabled possibilities.
Hackathons are a proven innovation + disruption model that can accelerate the delivery of new technical solutions to stubborn problems, whilst also creating new economic value, innovations and fundable businesses in a short experimentation + teaming cycle.
Our event is designed to allow remote participation by anyone with an interest in new tech and giving the Hunter region a vibrant digital pulse from outside the venue, over secure chat rooms and social media.