Hoist sessions are led by industry experts and are designed to help teens explore and expand their interests in technology and entrepreneurship. Workshops develop skills in areas like design, coding, game development, and much more.
Hoist sessions take place once a month (with the exception of July, August and December) and are targeted at teens ages 12 to 19. Topics change each month and are based on current trends, as well as the needs and interests of Hoist participants. This helps make each session unique and fun for the participants.
Past sessions or topics have included:
- Unity + Scratch Video Game Design
- 3D Modeling + Printing
- Virtual Reality
- User Experience Design
- No code apps and/or websites
Each workshop begins with light refreshments, and then the instructor walks participants through the fundamentals of the subject matter. After that it’s time to put what they have learned to practice.
There is no experience needed to attend Hoist.
What Happens at Hoist?
Food will be provided at each session. Should there be any dietary restrictions or food allergies please let us know when registering and we will do our best to accommodate.
At the beginning of the session the industry expert will teach you about the subject, how it works and what key features you need to know to apply your skills.
Spend the rest of the afternoon applying the lessons and skills that you’ve just learned! Mentors will be available during this time to help.
Reflect and discuss events of the day with your new friends, considering what aspects of the workshop you found challenging, exciting, and how you plan on using your new skills in the future.
Devices sponsored by
Catalyst Award: Genesis
Recognizes an organization that has helped create cohesion and growth in the Atlantic Canadian startup ecosystem. This can include: building relationships between organizations in the ecosystem, supporting growth in the startup community, and reducing or removing barriers to startups' success.
Community Leader Award: Minder Singh
Recognizes a company or Founder directly impacting the growth and development of the technology and innovation ecosystem in Atlantic Canada. They demonstrate dedication to the startup community and give back through the donation of time, mentorship and serving as a resource in a peer-to-peer environment.
Disruptor Award: CapIntel
Recognizes an Atlantic Canadian technology startup that has experienced significant success over the past year. Success can be measured in a number of ways, including; innovative technology, solving a technological need, capturing a new sector or market, disruption of a service or market segment, applications of product or service and traction in, or ability to obtain traction in the international marketplace.
Positive Impact – Individual Award: Shelley Hessian
Recognizes an individual who has developed and implemented solutions for social, cultural or environmental issues that benefit the community at large.
Positive Impact – Company Award: Square Roots
Recognizes a company that has developed and implemented solutions for social, cultural and/or environmental issues that benefit the community at large.
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