•  A four-hour hackathon sprint developing unique solutions for challenges faced by local businesses
      • Open to all post-secondary students from any faculty of study in Atlantic Canada
      • Gain practical, industry experience




September 23, 2023  


Founded in 2014 by Shivani Dhamija, Shivani’s Kitchen is a culinary venture offering authentic Indian cuisine with a modern twist, providing a delightful fusion of flavours and a captivating dining experience. She launched her very own Spice Blends in 2016, which can be found across grocery stores (Sobeys and Atlantic Superstore) in Atlantic Canada.



Help Shivani’s Kitchen solve one of their biggest challenges in their business. Win a huge prize for your greatest idea!

What to expect

10:30–11 a.m. Welcome and networking
11 a.m.–noon Introduction to Shivani’s Kitchen and the challenge they face
noon–2 p.m. Solution development and problem solving
2–2:30 p.m. Pitch presentations and announcements


Join the sprint!




April 22, 2023  


Easy Platter, co-owned by Poleen Kaur and Saint Mary’s University alum Mandhir Singh MBA’14 is a one-of-a-kind, on-demand personal chef service in the greater Toronto and Halifax areas. Recently featured on CBC’s Dragon Den, Easy Platter received $150,000 for 6% of their company.


Help Easy Platter solve their biggest challenge facing their company. Win big for your solution!

What to expect

9–10 a.m. Introduction to Easy Platter and the challenge they face
10 a.m.–noon Design thinking and ideation workshop
noon–1 p.m. Lunch
1–3 p.m. Solution development
3–4 p.m. Presentations to judging panel
4–4:30 p.m. Closing: networking and awards


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