Build a secure messaging app that connects millions.

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August 20-21, 2016 @ Wealthsimple (860 Richmond St W).

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Admission is free.

What is Hack the 6ix?

Hack the 6ix is Toronto’s premier hackathon. Students from universities across North America come together in downtown Toronto to explore, connect and develop in 24 hours. This is an event for hackers who choose to build great products because they can, and because they love it. We’ll take care of all the details, just bring your creativity and watch your ideas come to life this August.

With industry leaders, expert judges, great food and a ton of people — you're in for an amazing time!

Learn with tech industry leaders

Industry leaders from top firms across the city come to Hack the 6ix to connect with our hackers. Judges, speakers, recruiters, and mentors will be there to support our hackers to innovate at their full potential.

Stay tuned for our list of judges.

Jeffery Webb
CEO, WealthSimple
Charlene Gibbles
Engineering Director, Google
Christine Henderson
CTO, TD Bank
Steven Topp
Director of Design, Facebook

Sponsor an extraordinary weekend

Sponsoring Hack the 6ix means being a part of the projects created by our hackers. With your support, we're able to provide the resources to make everything possible at the event.

To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, contact us below.

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What is Hack the 6ix?
Hack the 6ix is Toronto's premier hackathon, where hundreds of university students from across North America come together to ideate and develop unique software or hardware projects from scratch. We enable teams to make something great in only 24 hours by providing an abundance of free resources like industry professionals, expert developers, designers, and food. Hack the 6ix is an initiative run by Nspire, a registered non-profit spanning across many Canadian universities.

What is Nspire?
Nspire is Canada’s largest student-run non-profit organization in the business and technology space. Our mission is to connect students and young professionals with industry leaders, empower their potential as innovative leaders and inspire action at events and opportunities throughout their university career.

Who can participate?
Students of any education level from across the world are eligible to attend Hack the 6ix.

How much does it cost to attend Hack the 6ix?
Admission to Hack the 6ix is completely free. We’ll also be providing food and expert consultation throughout the event!

How do I get to Hack the 6ix?
Hack the 6ix will be hosted at Wealthsimple. The company is located at 860 Richmond Street West (near Queen Street West and Strachan Avenue).

Transit: From St. Andrew Subway Station, hop on the 504/514 streetcar westbound on King Street West. Get off at King Street West & Strachan Avenue and walk north for five minutes until you reach Richmond Street West.

Walking: Wealthsimple is a short half-hour walk from Union Station.


What if I've never been to a hackathon before?
No worries. Although it's preferred to have previous technical experience, it's not required. Just come eager to learn, excited to meet lots of awesome people, and most importantly, come ready to build and we'll help get you up and running.

Can I start working on my hack before the event?
No. In the interest of fairness, students may not be working on their projects before Hack the 6ix begins and we do not allow participants to bring in pre-existing projects. You can however familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand! All final submissions must be made from scratch during the event.

How does judging work?
A panel with some of the biggest names in tech will rate hacks based on creativity, technical difficulty, design, and usefulness. The top 10 overall projects will demo what they have built in front of all of Hack the 6ix during our closing ceremonies. New judges will be announced on a rolling basis on Twitter and Facebook, so make sure to follow us!


Do you provide hardware?
If you have specific hardware in mind, bring it with you. We will be doing our best to lend hardware at the event. However, quantities are limited. More details regarding hardware availability will be announced closer to the date of the event.

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