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HackerNest Toronto February Tech Social | CONSTRUCT hackathon team matching!

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Price: CA$10.00 /per person

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Drinks on us. HackerNest Tech Socials ( are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech brethren. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with UltraSmart(TM) people.

This one's special. It's still a Tech Social, but folks participating in the HackerNest Construct hackathon on Feb 22-23 ( will have an opportunity to find a team at this event.

(Come even if you're already in one -- because one lucky participant will win FREE HACKAMATHON entry for their ENTIRE team!)

99.8% sure we're Canada's largest hardware-focused hackathon.

Rough structure:
- 8pm: show up
- 9pm: thank sponsors
- 920: team matchification!

How it'll go down:
1. fill out idea/device/name/email spreadsheet, get a number
2. get 60 secs to pitch then line up against the wall (in order)
(IMPORTANT: talking during pitches probably gets you booted as per our no douchebag policy)
3. brief recap
4. find a team in the ensuing chaos!

Want in on the hackathon? Register here:


Klick Health ( The agency of the future.


Yellow API: The goto resource for location based applications.

Mandrill ( The fastest way to deliver email.

SendGrid ( Email Delivery. Simplified.

SoftLayer ( Build the future.

Digital Media Zone ( A different kind of business incubator.

Datawind ( Making tech accessible for 3 billion more people.

GitHub: ( Build software better, together.

Intelligent Headset ( World's first 3D audio headset.


Digital Ocean: Simple cloud hosting built for developers.

PUSH: ( Strength in numbers.

Frank & Oak: ( menswear online.

Kiwi: ( Wearable Tech.

OUYA: ( The gift that keeps on gaming.

car2go: ( from A to B in a snazzy ride while saving money AND the environment.

Tech Social Sponsors:

Kaboom Technologies ( web and mobile development experts - always hiring talented talent!

GuruLink ( devastatingly effective recruiters that will do absolute wonders for your tech team

OANDA ( providing Forex trading and currency information to everyone

Tech Social Venue:

Extreme Startups: ( Canada's premier startup accelerator

Wanna show off your office? We're always looking for big open spaces with 200+ (standing room) capacity that are easily accessible.

About Us:

HackerNest ( is a nonprofit community movement focused on building supportive Silicon Valley like tech communities in every city - strengthening local tech ecosystems globally through unpretentious social events and hackathons ( We’re nurturing cohesive communities ( today to empower them with more relevant and accessible peer-based tech education tomorrow. How? We do this by cramming lots of smart, accomplished people into a room with free beer. Our relaxed, down-to-earth Tech Socials ( became Canada’s largest tech meetups in year 1 (now we're in multiple cities). Our membership - diverse and highly technical. Developers, designers, engineers, social media/business folk, entrepreneurs, investors, etc. gather regularly to socialize, talk tech, maybe hear a speaker, and meet future co-founders, employees, funders, and friends.

Strict no-douchebag policy (