Hack the North

Where will your journey take you?

September 17-19, 2021 • Virtual-first event
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Apply to Hack the North 2021

Don't miss out! Round 1 closes July 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT

Where will your journey take you?

Join a global community

Connect and collaborate with 3,000+ students from across the globe.

Get inspired

Chat with industry leaders, sponsors, and mentors and open your mind to endless possibilities.

Expand your skill set

Join a variety of workshops, tech talks, and career sessions to learn something new.

Make memories

Take a break and enjoy all the fun activities we’ve prepared for you!

My #HackTheNorth Story

For 7 years, Hack the North has been crafting new connections and unforgettable experiences for our hackers. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced hacker, Hack the North has empowered students of all levels to take their ideas to the next step by fostering a community of learning, mentorship, and fun.


Dream big and build bigger

Here are some incredible projects that have come to life in just 36 hours at Hack the North.

Get inspired by industry leaders

Leaders of the tech industry gather at Hack the North to be speakers, judges, and mentors for hackers as they build. Stay tuned as we reveal more of our guests this year.

Know someone who’d like to speak? Send us an email at


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Our partner for over 7 years, Waterloo Engineering continues to support Hack the North to build a creative, diverse, and unique experience for hackers. The University of Waterloo is home to Canada's largest engineering school — a pipeline for engineering talent for the world's leading companies.

Ranked among the top 50 engineering schools in the world, the school's reputation for excellence is build on the foundation of co-op education and a bold history of innovation.

Sponsor a Special Weekend

Each year, our sponsors help us unite 3,000+ emerging developers, designers, and builders. Our sponsors provide mentorship, cool technologies, and networking opportunities to support our hackers from around the world. Hackers make lasting connections with our sponsors that extend past just our hackathon weekend. Stay tuned as we confirm more sponsors for the event.

Interested in sponsoring? Email us at


Our sponsors

Cockroach LabsRBCLunchclubCANSOFCOM
CitadelIMC TradingLoyalty OneUbisoftValidereOTPPWaterfrontDRWFaireGoogleFirebaseACV
Stay tuned for more!
Our partners
TechyonWaterloo Engineering