Ready. Set. Hack.
November 27-29, 2015

Presented by:

Host partners:

Winners

1st Place

Fanalytics (Toronto)
  • Brigitte Mueller
  • Michael Tucker
  • Richard Li
  • Wajid Kagzi

2nd Place

110 Yards (Vancouver)
  • Andy Wong
  • Godot Bian
  • Jay Kulkarni
  • Kevin Chua

3rd Place

Impact Replays (Vancouver)
  • Dean Attali
  • Jonathan Ho
  • Ogan Mancarci
  • Tony Hui

About

Two days. Three cities and participants from across Canada.

SportsHack will bring together teams of hackers in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax to compete in developing innovative sports-related software solutions.

This year, in partnership with the Canadian Football League (CFL), SportsHack challenges you to develop real world technologies from the CFL's real world data.

The final challenge(s) will not be announced until the event begins, but all of the necessary materials and data will be released prior to the event. Follow #SportsHack15 on Twitter and subscribe to our mailing list for upcoming details, so that your team can start planning.

At the end of the weekend-long hackathon, regional finalists from the three locations will advance to the national round, where they will have the opportunity to make a virtual pitch to our panel of judges. The winning team will have an opportunity to work with the CFL and mentors to bring their solution to market.

Rules

  • All attendees must check in or register upon arrival.
  • Teams consist of up to 4 hackers.
  • Use fresh code only.
  • Solutions must incorporate at least one of the data sets provided.
  • Demo must be functional - not only slideshows/mock-ups.

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation: Have you created something completely new/different?
  • Creativity: How cool is this app?
  • Functionality: How functional was the tech in the demo?
  • Commercial Potential: Is this just a fun widget, or does it have business potential?

Development Partner

Thanks to the CFL’s generous support, teams this year will work on real world challenges to develop products with commercial potential. If you're a sports fan and want to create your own start-up, this event is for you.

Schedule

Pre-hackathon Events

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Hackathon

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

  1. Full support for hackers ends at 11pm but hackers may continue working throughout the night.
  2. Food will be provided to the hackers on Saturday and Sunday.

Judges & MCs

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Prizes

1st Prize

  • $4,500 cash
  • Support Services to bring your hack to market
  • Time meeting the network of the Host partners of your choice
  • Opportunity to work with the CFL and mentors to bring their solution to market
  • Four tickets to the 2016 Grey Cup game in Toronto!
  • Incubation support from iBoost

2nd Prize

  • $2,500 Cash
  • Support Services to bring your hack to market
  • Incubation support from iBoost

3rd Prize

  • $1,000 cash
  • Incubation support from iBoost

Category Prizes

Big Data University prize for the most innovative use of Big Data 1
Toronto Vancouver Halifax
$800 cash $800 cash $800 cash

More prizes to come!

  1. 1 We reserve the right to determine if a submission is worthy of this category prize at any give location. If it's not, we will allocate the category prize to a worthy team in another location

iBoost Venture Panel

3-4pm EST November 28th

Follow #sportshack15 for details on the Livestream

Moderator:

Andrew Keenan
CVCA and DFAITD

Andrew Keenan
Panelists:

Jason Zan
Gibraltar Ventures

Andrew Keenan

Jonathan Bega
Golden Venture Partners

Andrew Keenan

David Borcsok
RBC Generator Fund

Andrew Keenan

Locations

Toronto

Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
30 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2E9

Vancouver

Simon Fraser University
Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6

Halifax

Volta Labs
1505 Barrington Street
Suites 601 & 701
Halifax, NS B3J 3K5

Sponsors

Organizers

Host Partners

Champion Sponsors

Winning Sponsors

All-Star Sponsors

Special Thank You

SportsHack is organized by the Ryerson Centre for Cloud and Context Aware Computing (RC4), Big Data University, IBM Canada, and We Are Wearables with the support of Ryerson’s Sport Innovation Hub. This event was made possible through a collaboration with the NRC-IRAP Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) supported university network of Ryerson University, Simon Fraser University (SFU), and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), as well as Volta Labs

FAQ

Who can participate?
SportsHack is open to the public: everyone is welcome to participate. We ask that all participants register here.
Can we work in teams?
Teams with interdisciplinary skills are typically the most successful ones - a suggestion for a good team mix is to have members with these skill sets:
  • UX and Design
  • Business and Marketing
  • Development
  • Analytics
What if I don’t have a team?
No problem. There will be an open window at the beginning of the competition when teams can be formed with other registered participants.
What should I bring?
We will send you more details closer to the event, but plan on bringing:
  • A laptop.
  • Tools, and any additional materials you may need. This is primarily a bring-your-own-tools event. We can help with recommendations, as we get closer to the event.
Where can I get data and information to start planning?
The final challenge(s) will not be announced until the event begins, but all of the necessary materials and data will be released before the event. Follow #SportsHack15 on Twitter and subscribe to our mailing list for upcoming details, so that your team can start planning.
How will the hacks be judged?
Please review the SportsHack Rules and Judging criteria
Where can I get more information on the event?
Information on SportsHack 2015 is available at sportshackweekend.org or send your questions to admin@sportshackweekend.org
Will food be provided?
Yes, free meals and snacks will be provided to event participants throughout the weekend.

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