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.
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Garry is a designer, engineer, and founder turned early stage investor, co-founding Initialized Capital in 2013. The firm has invested at the earliest stages of companies like Coinbase, Flexport, Instacart, Rippling, and Cruise. Prior to Initialized, Garry spent nearly 5 years as a partner at Y Combinator, advising and funding more than 1,000 companies and founders. He was co-founder of YC-backed blog platform Posterous (acquired by Twitter in 2012) and previously worked at Palantir as a founding member of the engineering team. He also designed Palantir’s logo. Garry holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University.
Suhail is a computer programmer and product builder. In 2009, he started Mixpanel, a product analytics software company that helped app developers understand how their users were using their mobile and web apps. Mixpanel grew to nearly $100M in revenue and 30K customers. In 2018, he started Mighty which is a faster browser that is entirely streamed from a powerful computer in the cloud.
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.
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.
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