Over a weekend in January, Scotiabank and Hackworks gathered the brightest budding technology and finance entrepreneurs to participate in the Scotiabank Hack IT: Debt Challenge. Over 100 coders, digital artists, and FinTech enthusiasts came together and built solutions that would help Canadians better manage their debt.
Developed event strategy and generated a project plan
Designed event experience and finalized logistics
Created website and informational content
Utilized Hackworks platform for submission management, team assignment, and judging
Recruited participants and acquired sponsors and partners
Ran challenge and provided support for a successful challenge event
The top three teams presented their debt management solutions to the guest judges and the first place team was awarded with a prize of $15,000 followed by the second and third place team who received $5,000.