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OpenEd Hacks: Innovating for Education

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - January 27 @ 9:00 pm

$25 - $50

Have an idea that’s going to revolutionize the future of work and learning?
OpenEd Hacks is an innovation challenge to create solutions to reinvent the learning experience through prototyping and design thinking. This represents an opportunity for every educator to improve the education system and every student to challenge the status quo.

Participants are encouraged to tackle challenges at the intersection of education and technology, including but not limited to:

Access to anywhere-anytime learning that builds creative, computational and collaborative skills
Developing 21st-century competencies i.e. coding, empathy, and design principles
Applying gamification to engage and motivate students in the classroom
Utilizing data analytics to customize learning
Using social networking to enhance collaboration
We welcome participants of all ages, backgrounds, experience, and education to attend.

How it Works
Over the course of 12 hours:

1) Form a team: network and collaborate with like-minded people who will help you bring the idea to life
2) Ideate and brainstorm: think up every crazy idea possible, collaborate, and narrow it down
3) Prepare a business plan: identify the problem you’re solving, who your customer is, and how to monetize
4) Design a prototype: visually communicate your solution through a working prototype using some of the best tools in the industry
5) Get mentorship: meet with industry experts to help you with your pitch, business model, and design
6) Prepare a presentation: you’ll have up to 10 slides and 90 seconds to showcase the work you’ve done in the last 12 hours
7) Pitch to a panel of judges: notable founders and advisors who can help validate your idea

1st Prize
USD $3500 App-Scoop Development Services (Landing Page, Prototype Development, Logo Design, Web Page Mockups, 1 Year Web Server Hosting, 4 Hour of App-Scoop Expertise for Product Roadmap & Development)
1 Year Scholarship to Launch Academy’s Lean Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program Online Elite (USD $2,388 Value)
Full access for life to the Foundersuite, a portfolio of management software tools – or “tools to get startup sh*t done” as they like to say.
3-month Nudge.ai Premium Membership
4-month Incubation Space at Sandbox by DMZ

2nd Prize
$1500 (USD) App-Scoop Development Services (Landing Page, Logo Design, 1 Year Web Server Hosting, 2 Hours of App-Scoop Expertise for Product Roadmap & Development)
1 Year Scholarship to Launch Academy’s Lean Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program Plus (USD $1,188 Value)
2-month Nudge.ai Premium Membership

3rd Prize
$750 (USD) App-Scoop Development Services (1 Year Web Server Hosting, 1 Hour of App-Scoop Expertise for Product Roadmap & Development)
1 Year Scholarship to Launch Academy’s Lean Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program Basic (USD $588 Value)
1-month Nudge.ai Premium Membership
Every attendee at ProtoHack receives a full list of prizes regardless of placing in the top three.


Friday, January 26, 2018
5:00pm: Registration + Refreshments
5:30pm: Protohack Welcome
6:00pm: BrainStation Presentation
6:30pm: Community Pitches
7:00pm: Networking
7:30pm: Teambuilding & Participant Introductions

Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:00am: Sign-in + Breakfast
9:15am: Setting Expectations
10:00am: Design Thinking Workshop
11:00am: Prototyping Workshop
12:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm: Design/Product Mentors
3:00pm: Pitch Mentors
6:00pm: Dinner
7:45pm: Prototype Submission
8:00pm: Pitches
9:00pm: Afterparty

About ProtoHack
ProtoHack is a 12-hour experience where you will build a prototype that communicates an idea visually. During ProtoHack you’ll learn how to use the best prototyping tools in the industry, network with like-minded people with various backgrounds, become a better product person, and receive access to prototype tools, learning communities, and prizes worth over $15,000.

Although we encourage you to try some prototyping tools prior to attending ProtoHack, we will begin ProtoHack with an educational workshop on how to use some of the top prototyping tools.

You’ll work with teams of 4 to 6 people over 12 hours to produce a prototype. At the end, your team will present on stage to a panel of judges consisting of business leaders, innovators, and designers to get feedback.

Still not convinced? Check out our FAQ, read more about how it works, or contact us.



January 26 @ 5:00 pm
January 27 @ 9:00 pm
$25 - $50
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ProtoHack Toronto


460 King St W
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1L7 Canada
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