Wearable Wednesday February 2014: PUSH & Construct Hackathon Winner

February 2014's featured wearable tech company will be Toronto's PUSH who will be demoing the first fitness tracking device that measures strength along with engaging in a discussion around the Quantified Self. We will also have a presentation from HackerNest who will be giving us the rundown from their Mind & Motion Hackathon. Social to follow (beer/drinks & eats provided).

Here is the game plan:

1. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT (**NEW**)

Something BIG is happening to Wearable Wednesday Toronto and we will be making the official announcement at the start of this event.  

2. HackerNest Construct Hackathon: Mind & Motion 

The HackerNest team will be in the house to give us a rundown of the winners and learnings from their next-gen user interface Hackathon, Construct: Mind & Motion, which would have just wrapped up the week before. You can find more details about Construct here.

3. Featured Wearable Tech: PUSH 

Toronto-based PUSH will talk about and demo their wearable tech for the gym followed by a discussion on the Quantified Self and the opportunities this provides to consumers, developers, brands & marketers. You can find more details about PUSH here.

4. Social & Hands-on with Tech 

Time to connect with each other, grab a drink and get your hands on the wearables in the room: Google Glass, Galaxy Gear,  Sony Smartwatch, Pebble Smartwatch, Lumoback, Fitbit Force, Jawbone UP, Nike FuelBand SE.  

GIVEAWAY: We will also be giving away ONE LUMOback at this event, generously donated by Lumo Body Tech.  

Special thanks to our speakers: HackerNest and PUSH for their support for this meetup. 

And big thanks goes out to our hosting sponsor PROJECT: OWL and our official sponsors UpRoar PR and BNOTIONS. 

Project: OWL spans the top two floors of 20 Camden Street, a beautiful building just south of Queen and Spadina that was renovated in 2000 by local architecture firm John Shnier. The space, which totals 7600 sq. ft, is equipped with fiber internet, meeting rooms, lounge, presentation space, beer on tap and even a private shower. Schedule a tour today at www.projectspac.es/join

Uproar is an innovative consumer technology public relations and social media agency. Along with their other technology practices, the firm has successfully built brand recognition for its wearable tech clients.  Within the Toronto and Waterloo communities, Uproar works with Thalmic Labs, Bionym Kiwi Wearables and PUSH.  With Uproar's media relations experience, those companies have been featured in media outlets including The Today Show, Business Insider, New York Times and CNBC, just to name a few.   The firm specializes in developing campaigns that drive awareness and sales, creating industry buzz.  For more information, please visit www.uproarpr.com.

BNOTIONS is a Strategic Innovation Firm focused on mobile, data, and analytics. We are the partner of choice for organizations with a desire to disrupt. For more information, visit www.bnotions.com

Want to sponsor this event? Email the organizer to find out how at [masked]. 

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  • Asif Z.

    This was really great

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Billy

    great presentations. exciting announcement about partnership with mars. great demos.

    1 · June 21, 2014

  • Danielle S.

    HackerNest is pumped to be on board! Looking forward to a great event!

    2 · January 28, 2014

    • Tom E.

      It was great to have you!

      March 1, 2014

  • ralph m.

    I'm looking for a good, but not too expensive hotel within walking distance, any suggestions?

    February 15, 2014

    • ralph m.

      Thanks, but decided on the residence inn on Wellington st. See you there Wednesday

      February 24, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Hope you had a safe trip and enjoyed the night Ralph. Thanks for making the journey in and great to meet you

      March 1, 2014

  • James W.

    Stupid freaking meetup app tried to get rid of my plus one and now I'm stuck on the wait list. I will be attending Tom!! Lol

    February 26, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Glad you got in and congrats on your FITC ticket win

      March 1, 2014

  • Mark S.

    Dang it. Have to miss now.

    February 26, 2014

    • Tom E.

      March 26 is the next one. We'll be posting it soon

      March 1, 2014

  • Leigh N.

    Was planning on going but due to illness I'm not.

    February 26, 2014

    • Tom E.

      March 26 is the next one. We'll be posting it soon

      March 1, 2014

  • Judeh

    Definitely worth it! Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · February 27, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Glad you liked it. Thanks for coming! See you in March

      March 1, 2014

  • Peter V.

    I am the organizer of ONLY 6 groups... This is one the best events i have to . and even better then a couple of my events... looking forward to next one ... i took a few photos last night ... maybe 40 or more .. will try and upload them in a few day. Tom and Sean did an awesome job and the venue was awesome .. the beer was awesome too..

    February 27, 2014

  • Hanna G.

    It was a good evening - definitely worth going!!!

    February 26, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Glad you enjoyed it.

      February 27, 2014

  • Rohit B.

    Duty calls. ..

    February 26, 2014

  • JP C.

    Sorry I can't make tonight guys - sick toddler duty. Definitely overdue for a catch up, looking forward to the next event!

    February 26, 2014

    • Tom E.

      No problem. Yes lets connect. But try to catch the next one in March

      February 26, 2014

    • JP C.

      You bet I will! LMK the date as soon as you know it and I'll book it.

      1 · February 26, 2014

  • Danielle S.

    Another stacked event. I wonder if TO venues can handle this group Tom?! Can't wait for meetup #2!

    2 · February 26, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Hmmm....

      February 26, 2014

  • George M.

    I just released my spot, good luck to the first one on the waiting list. Hopefully I'll make it in March, this quickly becomes a hot meetup.

    February 26, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Thanks for the update. Yes March for sure.

      February 26, 2014

  • Ryan F.

    I had to work on a project tonight...came up unexpectedly...I just released a spot for the waitlist..The last meetup was great! I am booking off the next meetup date..

    February 26, 2014

    • Tom E.

      No worries. Hope to see you in March

      February 26, 2014

  • Peter V.

    Thanks Billy. for reminding me you.. can not have enough photographers at an event. I got ONLY 2 canon cameras ... a T3 and T3i ... both are charged and ready for action ...

    2 · February 26, 2014

    • Peter V.

      Murry .. been a long till i saw you last... Why did you not tell me about montreal... i enjoy the startup train trip to Montreal Startup Festival .. free beer helps .. i am thinking about you app idea .. Having only 6 meet up group take up some of my time. We can talk about it tonight

      February 26, 2014

    • Tom E.

      @Murray - if you are coming tonight find me so we can connect otherwise email me at [masked] would love to hear about it. I am already meeting with a team by phone tomorrow on this topic

      February 26, 2014

  • Billy

    Hi Tom, have you got a photographer for tomorrow?

    4 · February 25, 2014

    • Tom E.

      No. And it would be awesome to have one!!! Thanks!

      2 · February 26, 2014

  • Mert O.

    I had an emergency and had to head back to istanbul..i am really sorry to miss this event, i ve been looking forward to be there..i also apologize from the organizers if I cause any inconveniency..hope to meet you next time..

    February 25, 2014

    • Tom E.

      Safe travels. See you at the March one

      February 26, 2014

  • Dale D.

    Careful with that name, HackerNest!!

    January 31, 2014

  • James W.

    I think we are going to need much larger venues for this group...

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Tom E.

      James thanks for your messages. I am currently looking into this so hang tight.

      January 28, 2014

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