Student Challenge – Can you hack it?? Ideate. Innovate. Create.

Up to $3500 in cash prizes

$10 to register


All are Welcome.


A challenge where participants are given a problem, create a solution and pitch to a panel of judges within a 28 hour time limit.

Tackle how to burst the bubble & create a new university experience that connects students beyond campus –now and to find opportunities after graduation.

Experience the creative, empathy-based Design Thinking method with a small team.

Meet new people. Solve real problems. Win prize money.


Develop your skills in problem-solving, critical thinking and communications – useful skills valued by today’s employers and day to day.  

Prizes: Awarded by a Jury Panel

1st place: $2000

2nd place: $1000

3rd place: $500



January 2020


Fountain Commons Building
126 Crowell Dr, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6


Start It Up! FAQ’S


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For students who wish to work through the night – there will be hammocks (first come / first serve)

The links below to local accommodations all within 10 min of The Fountain Commons


Tattingstone Inn B&B

Old Orchard Inn Hotel

Blomidon Inn B&B