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HackerNest Kitchener-Waterloo June Tech Social

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

We believe that strong, supportive tech communities should exist everywhere - not just in hotspots like San Francisco and New York. In 2011, we started running Tech Socials in Toronto (, where our monthly attendance grew to over 350+ technologists literally 100% from word-of-mouth.

Follow us on Twitter ( and Instagram (, like us on Facebook (, hi-5 us in person. :)

The typical Tech Social schedule:
- 8:00pm: folks arrive, grab drinks, socialize
- 9:00pm: quick announcements, thank sponsors
- 9:10pm: back to chatting
- 11:00pm: go home!

Sponsors ([masked]):

L-SPARK ( the only Canadian Incubator and Accelerator that focuses exclusively on Enterprise SaaS and cloud start-ups with relationships with key venture capital firms, angel investors, and the investment community at large.

Sponsors ( make this growing movement possible, so we treasure and build deep, long-term relationships with the companies that endorse us. We're always looking for new friends (!

Venue: Clearpath Robotics (

Wanna show off your office? We're always looking for big open spaces with 100+ (standing room) capacity that are easily accessible: [masked] (

Community Partners:

Startupfest ( Montreal: July 13-16. Unforgettable + Unconventional. Register here ( for a 15% discount!

#firesideconf ( brings together startups, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders from across the country (and beyond) for an off the grid weekend of learning, relationship building and fun. Use Access Code (not Promo Code!) HACKERNEST for $100 off their lowest current individual ticket prices or click here (

NXNE ( is offering members of HackerNest a special group discount for the NXNE Interactive Conference in Toronto Wednesday, June 15! Meet Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari! Enter code hacker25 on the ticket site ( for special discount.

With prominent and international industry leaders, VRTO ( provides an intensive training segment for you to grow your knowledge. In a span of a few days, you'll equip yourself with leading knowledge on pre, principal and post 360 production as well as marketing and distribution. Get your tickets now ( with our exclusive Hackernest 10% discount code VRTOC2016ten.

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About Us:

HackerNest ( is an international nonprofit uniting local tech communities ( through unpretentious Tech Socials ( and hackathons ( We cram lots of smart, accomplished people into a room with free drinks. Our relaxed, down-to-earth events attract a diverse and highly technical membership. Strict no-douchebag policy (