Media Release - 2020 AgriTech Hackathon Registration Closing Soon

Media Release - 2020 AgriTech Hackathon Registration Closing Soon

Lincoln, ON - (Oct. 20, 2020) – The Town of Lincoln and Spark Niagara are excited to have you participate in the 2020 AgriTech Hackathon. With the Hackathon quickly approaching, time is running out to register for Ontario’s first and Niagara’s only AgriTech Hackathon. With a total of $10,000 in cash prizes to be won, plus a variety of additional prizes to be awarded throughout the weekend, you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to compete in this year’s 2020 AgriTech Hackathon!

Due to COVID-19, our 2020 AgriTech Hackathon will be held virtually, through a variety of innovative and user-friendly platforms. With this year’s exciting new partnership with Major League Hacking (MLH), the 2020 AgriTech Hackathon is tapping into national and international markets to engage industry leaders and encourage teams from across the province, nation and the globe to add their insight to this year’s hack.

Unfamiliar with the AgriTech Hackathon? The AgriTech Hackathon is an event that identifies current challenges in the agricultural and value-added agricultural sectors, for which tech solutions are developed and proposed. Over a 48-hour period, multiple teams are asked to hack probable solutions to a series of given challenges for the agriculture, horticulture and eco-tourism sectors. 

This year’s event will also feature a variety of industry experts, keynote speakers, panel discussions and industry mentors involved in the agriculture, horticulture, and ecotourism sectors, to lend real-world advice and insight into solutioning this year’s invigorating hack questions.

The 2020 AgriTech Hackathon looks forward to having the following Keynote Speakers:

For those not interested in competing in this year’s event, the 2020 AgriTech Hackathon offers a variety of other ways for every individual to get involved. Visit our website to either become a sponsor, sign up as a mentor, or register as a spectator to join in all the components of the 2020 AgriTech Hackathon. 

  • Dates: Nov. 6 - 8, 2020
  • Location: Online
  • Details: For those interested in being a part of the event, details can be found at www.agritechhackathon.ca
  • Deadline: Registration closes 11:59pm, Friday Oct. 30, 2020

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For more information, please contact:

Britnie Bazylewski
Tourism Coordinator
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 218
Tel: 905-563-8205
Cell: 289-668-5009
bbazylewski@lincoln.ca

Nicole Smith
Event & Communications Coordinator
Spark Niagara
Cell: 905-328-8368
nicole@sparkniagara.com

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