Product Hunt Toronto – Hackathon

PHTProduct Hunt is mobilizing cities around the world to get together and build products on February 26th – 28th. As the first and one of the largest Product Hunt community-run events in the world, Product Hunt Toronto is thrilled to be a part of this and host an epic hackathon in our city.

1,600+ of you have attended our wildly popular meetups and we’re excited to get together in a different format. This time we’ll be building great products together and putting Toronto on the map in a big way.

Theme for the inaugural hackathon : Build things you want to see in the world. Yes, that’s right. Build something you wish existed. The winners of the hackathon will receive a demo spot at the next Product Hunt Toronto event to showcase their product.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Below you can find more information about logistics for the hackathon weekend. Only 50 spots are available! See you there!


Day 1 – Friday, Feb 26

6 PM – Doors Open. Dinner is served
7 PM – Opening Remarks
7:30 PM – Pitches from the Participants. Team Formation
8:30 PM – Official start of the hackathon
Midnight – go home to get some sleep!

Day 2 – Saturday, Feb 27

9 AM – Doors Open. Breakfast is served
Noon – Lunch is served
12:30 PM – Lighting talks from prominent makers in the community
5:30 PM – Dinner is served
Midnight – go home to get some sleep!

Day 3 – Sunday, Feb 28

9 AM – Doors Open
9 AM – Breakfast is served
Noon – lunch is served
3 PM – Submit your hacks
4 PM – Final demos
5 PM – Winner Announcement & Closing Remarks
5:30 PM – Afterparty

We encourage folks to work in groups of 3-4 people. Ideally, each team has a developer, designer and a product manager.


What should I build?
Anything you would like. Do you wake up wishing a certain product or service existed? That’s a good indicator you should explore it.

Can I continue building something I started in the past?
No. We want all teams to start on a level playing field. Use this as an opportunity to work on something new.

Why is there a cost to attend? What are ticket sales used for?
We are a community-run Product Hunt event in Toronto and want to create a great hackathon experience for you, dear hackers. Ticket sales go towards event expenses such as providing food and drinks for you. We want to make our event accessible, so if you are unable to purchase a ticket, please send us a note ( and we’ll try our best to accommodate you.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You can transfer your ticket to a friend as long as they need the same ticket type as was purchased by you (e.g. Designer, Developer, Product Manager)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

What is the refund policy?
We offer refunds up until February 24, 2016 in order to be able to accommodate others. Our events sell out and we usually have a waitlist in place.

What if I have dietary restrictions?
We will do our best to accommodate you – please email us at upon purchasing your ticket. Thanks!

When: Friday, February 26th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) Add to Calendar

Where: Bitmaker Labs
220 King St W, Suite 200 Toronto, ON M5H 1K4 CA – View Map

 Observer (Sunday afternoon only) – $16.51, Participant – $43

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