PCH have announced that it will co-host a PCH Hardware Hackathon weekend in partnership with DCU on 22-24 May 2015 at the DCU Innovation Campus in Glasnevin.
The PCH Hackathon aims to attract Ireland’s makers, designers, engineers, technology-enthusiasts, marketers, designers and anyone interested in the idea of bringing products to life to get their hands dirty to make a prototype of a connected device in just three days.
This is the third Hackathon to be hosted by PCH in Dublin in partnership with DCU Innovation Campus, and follows successful events in 2014. New elements have been added to this PCH Hackathon’s agenda, including:
- Five minute pitch-off sessions for established startups (non-Hackathon participants) to pitch for a prize of €1000 funding – takes place Friday 22nd May;
- Two Panel discussions including some of the biggest names in technology worldwide – Friday May 22nd and Sunday 24th May (more details coming soon);
- Public access now allowing members of the public to attend demos and talks on the Friday and Sunday night (Friday 22nd May and Sunday 24thMay).
On Friday 22nd May, PCH Hackathon participants will be invited to pitch ideas to the crowd and attract attendees to form design and production teams.
In 54 hours, the teams will go from idea to prototype with help from mentors. The event will included one-on-one mentorship, optional workshops, speakers and pitch practice.
During the hackathon, participants will have access to a list of resources including developer kits, prototyping tools, as well as 3D printers, CNC machines, soldering irons, and a laser cutter.
There will be cash prizes for the first place team of €3,000, and a variety of other prizes for finalists.
Early Bird prices are €40 for the full weekend pass/ regular prices are €50
Early Bird prices are €10 for spectators of the Friday & Sunday demo nights/ regular prices are €15.