Experience Ventures National Hackathon

Focus on: Wellness
Hurry! National hackathon starts on March 3, 2022

Calling all changemakers, innovators, leaders, and disrupters

The inaugural Experience Ventures National Hackathon is kicking off March 3, 2022. This virtual event will celebrate the power and potential of entrepreneurial thinking and design thinking to find innovative solutions to real-world problems facing society.

Our goal is to inspire creativity, resiliency, and future vision so students can seize the future with the right skills to solve problems in their own communities.

Experience Ventures, powered by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary, enables college and university students to make an impact alongside real-world innovators through entrepreneurial thinking placements.

2022 Hackathon Focus: Wellness

Up to 150 students from across Canada will work alongside community innovators to develop breakthrough, wellness-focused solutions to enrich the lives of Canadian post-secondary students.

Be sure to apply by February 21.

How does the Hackathon work?

The hackathon will teach students critical strategies, such as design thinking, as they collaborate in teams and work alongside community innovators. The solutions they help develop can inspire post-secondary institutions to launch initiatives that improve the wellness of students.

Want to demonstrate your chops as an innovator? A changemaker? A leader of the future?
Apply no later than Monday, February 21!


Key Dates and Hackathon Flow

Application deadline February 21
Virtual hackathon kickoff, ideation development, and pitches March 3 - 9
Finalists announced March 9 - 17
Experience Ventures Live Pitch March 29

Who can participate in the hackathon?

Students in all disciplines

The Experience Ventures National Hackathon welcomes submissions from students in any area of study who meet the registration application criteria for the Experience Ventures Program.

Each participating school will be managing applications from their student body from any area of study, according to their own best practices and standard procedures. Up to 150 students will be able to participate from across Canada.

Innovation partners in the community

Participating schools also welcome the participation of community innovation partners, such as ventures, local economic development organizations, industry organizations, and not-for-profits, serving as judges and coaches.

Be a part of Experience Ventures

What is the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking?

By taking part in the hackathon, students and innovation partners are participating in Experience Ventures, powered by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary. We are inspiring college and university students to make an impact alongside real-world innovators through entrepreneurial thinking placements.

Become Future Ready

  • Hone entrepreneurial thinking skills by working alongside real-world innovators.
  • Experience and contribute to new technologies.
  • Gain and apply digital skills.
  • Explore wellness.

Make an impact

  • Design the future of wellness through work on cutting-edge projects.
  • Energize new companies with the next generation of talent.
  • Innovate across disciplines to amplify impact.

Build innovation networks

  • Cultivate multi-dimensional innovation networks.
  • Promote creativity and collaboration in the workplace with multi-disciplinary talent.
  • Build a bridge between school and the new world of work.

Hackathon FAQs

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For Students

To learn how to apply for a student spot in the Experience Ventures program, please email your school from the list of participating schools below, with the subject heading “Experience Ventures National Hackathon - Student”.

If your school is not listed, please contact the school closest to you.

For Partners

To participate as a coach or judge in the Experience Ventures program, please email one of the participating schools below, with the subject heading “Experience Ventures National Hackathon - Community Partner”.

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