Startup Hacks 2017 - Workshop Series
Startup Hacks 2017 - Workshop Series

Startup Hacks 2017 - Workshop Series

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RED Academy

1490 W Broadway #200

Vancouver, BC V6H 4E8


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What is Startup Hacks 2017?

Startup Hacks is a non-coding, learning-based business startup hackathon including an all-inclusive series of workshops aimed towards anyone age 16 and over. These workshops will prepare teams for a final venture pitch competition, which will be presented to a panel of business professionals. Startup Hacks features twelve workshops running weekly, with various topics spanning from Ideation, Prototyping, Business Foundations, and more.

What will I get out of this hackathon?

Throughout the weeks, attendees will attain a wide range of knowledge about business models, marketing, design, and more. However, aside from knowledge alone, we will be putting heavy emphasis on developing skills of attendees through teamwork, brainstorming, and presenting to professionals in the business field.

All attendees will be given freebie bags and prototyping tools to build the application needed for the competition. The winning team of the final pitching competition will receive prizes for their excellent work!

What is Startup Academy's goal?

Startup Academy aims to use Startup Hacks as a platform to promote social entrepreneurship to the next generation of business leaders by engaging like-minded youth and encourage to collaborate and prototype solutions to social issues facing society today.

Who is allowed to participate, and how will teams be established?

This program is open to any participant that is from the ages of 16 and above. Single attendees will be placed into teams once registration is closed. Attendees with friends will be able to request to be in the same team, which we will fulfill to our best ability. Teams will be in groups of five, thus, it would be in your best interest to establish a group of five friends you would like to work with and sign up with the group option.

What topics will be covered at the workshops?

Ideation Session - Launch Academy

Company Culture / Team Building - SPARK Creations

MVP Design & Lean Business Model - Spring

Business Model Canvas - Futurpreneur

Design Strategy/ User Personas / Sketching - AxiomZen

User Research / Customer Discovery - AxiomZen

Social Media Marketing - GoFetch

Branding & Public Relations - GoFetch & Porter

Networking & Finding Mentors - GradusOne

Public Speaking Training - Engagement Unlimited

Pitching Session - GradusOne


January 11th: Opening Event @ Unbounce HQ Downtown Vancouver (6pm-9pm)

January 17th - April 11th: Workshop Series @ RED Academy (Every Tues 5:30pm-6:30pm)

April 22nd: Startup Hacks Conference @ SFU Burnaby Diamond Auditorium


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Engagement Unlimited

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