Elevate Hackathon to build a Smart City takes place September 21-23 at the MaRS Discovery District
TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - Do you have what it takes to create solutions for some of Toronto's toughest urban problems? If so, TD invites you to take part in the inaugural Elevate Hackathon, which will task hackers with creating ways to build a data-driven, technologically-connected city that is inclusive, safe and vibrant.
This year's focus is on innovations and technologies that will define the future of a smart economy, enhance culture and wellbeing to increase day-to-day happiness, as well as uncover ways help connect the diverse community.
"TD is committed to advancing Toronto's tech and innovation ecosystem and this one of many initiatives that we're leading to help make a difference," says Todd Copeland, SVP, Digital, TD Bank Group. "The Elevate Hackathon is a platform for Toronto's world-class technology talent to showcase their skills, while helping us re-imagine what Toronto can offer people from all walks of life."
With support from other key sponsors, including Cisco, Interac, CGI, Deloitte and Universal Music, and strategic partners MaRS, the City of Toronto, Sidewalk Labs, Rangle IO, IBM and D30U30 a total of $18,000 in prize money is at stake. The top hackers will also receive complimentary Elevate passes to speaking tracks taking place around the city, passes to music shows, consulting and cloud services to help develop go-to-market strategies, and mentorship opportunities.
Elevate, Canada's largest tech and innovation festival, continues following the hackathon with programming through September 27th, 2018, in Toronto.
Visit Elevate Hackathon to apply to participate or to learn more: https://elevatetechfest.com/elevate-hackathon/
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD"). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 25 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 12 million active online and mobile customers. TD had $1.3 trillion in assets on April 30, 2018. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
Elevate is a city-wide technology and innovation festival that takes place in Toronto, Canada. Its annual event brings together global tech leaders, investors, government officials and international media to raise the profile of the Canadian innovation ecosystem. Through a mix of inspirational speakers, experiential programming, and social networking opportunities, Elevate operates as a platform for the community at large to disrupt together, celebrate diversity and inclusiveness, and proudly showcase the best of Canadian innovation. Elevate is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2017. To learn more, visit www.elevatetechfest.com.
SOURCE TD Bank Group