Evo​ ​Car​ ​Share​ ​partners​ ​with​ ​Vancouver​ ​Startup​ ​Week​ ​to​ ​create​ ​"New Mobility"​ ​Hackathon,​ ​First​ ​Prize​ ​valued​ ​at​ ​$20000

Date: September 12, 2017
Category: Tech News
Vancouver, BC - Aug 22, 2017:​ Calling​ ​all​ ​hackers,​ ​business​ ​developers​ ​and​ ​designers!​ ​The​ ​Vancouver​ ​Startup Week​ ​Hackathon​ ​is​ ​back​ ​this​ ​year​ ​with​ ​the​ ​theme​ ​New​ ​Mobility,​ ​hosted​ ​with​ ​Evo​ ​as​ ​the​ ​title​ ​sponsor. From​ ​September​ ​22​nd​ ​​–​ ​24​th​,​ ​over​ ​200​ ​participants​ ​will​ ​be​ ​brought​ ​together​ ​at​ ​the​ ​BCIT​ ​Tech​ ​Hub​ ​to innovate​ ​and​ ​build​ ​new​ ​mobility​ ​solutions.

Evo​ ​has​ ​chosen​ ​to​ ​be​ ​title​ ​sponsor​ ​of​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​Vancouver​ ​Startup​ ​Week​ ​Hackathon​ ​to​ ​drive thought​ ​leadership​ ​around​ ​new​ ​mobility​ ​and​ ​the​ ​future​ ​of​ ​transportation,​ ​and​ ​support up-and-coming​ ​entrepreneurs,​ ​developers​ ​and​ ​designers​ ​with​ ​a​ ​challenge​ ​to​ ​uncover​ ​the​ ​next​ ​great new​ ​mobility​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​British​ ​Columbians.​ ​New​ ​Mobility​ ​is​ ​defined​ ​as​ ​a​ ​basket​ ​of interconnected​ ​and​ ​complementary​ ​services​ ​such​ ​as​ ​car​ ​sharing,​ ​bike​ ​sharing,​ ​ride​ ​hailing​ ​and​ ​transit that​ ​will​ ​replace​ ​personal​ ​car​ ​ownership​ ​for​ ​even​ ​more​ ​individuals​ ​and​ ​families.

Vancouver​ ​is​ ​in​ ​the​ ​midst​ ​of​ ​a​ ​transportation​ ​shift​ ​that’s​ ​revolutionizing​ ​the​ ​way​ ​we​ ​get​ ​around​ ​our city.​ ​We’re​ ​witnessing​ ​the​ ​convergence​ ​of​ ​high​ ​housing​ ​costs,​ ​dense​ ​communities,​ ​cities​ ​aiming​ ​to​ ​be the​ ​“Greenest”,​ ​the​ ​sharing​ ​economy​ ​and​ ​advances​ ​in​ ​vehicle​ ​technology.​ ​All​ ​together,​ ​these​ ​factors will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​alternative​ ​transportation​ ​modes​ ​and​ ​inspire​ ​new​ ​business​ ​models.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​midst​ ​of​ ​such major​ ​changes,​ ​British​ ​Columbians’​ ​desire​ ​for​ ​more​ ​affordable,​ ​convenient​ ​and​ ​sustainable transportation​ ​options​ ​is​ ​pushing​ ​“New​ ​Mobility”​ ​forward​ ​in​ ​which​ ​a​ ​personally​ ​owned​ ​gas-powered vehicle​ ​is​ ​no​ ​longer​ ​king.

Vancouver​ ​Startup​ ​Week​ ​is​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​see​ ​what​ ​creative​ ​and​ ​innovative​ ​solutions​ ​will​ ​be​ ​built​ ​during the​ ​Hackathon’s​ ​action-packed​ ​weekend.​ ​John​ ​Rugamas,​ ​organizer​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Hackathon,​ ​says,​ ​​"It's​ ​not everyday​ ​you​ ​get​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​an​ ​event​ ​where​ ​the​ ​innovation​ ​could​ ​impact​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​people​ ​in our​ ​province.​ ​Partnering​ ​with​ ​Evo​ ​for​ ​this​ ​hackathon​ ​gives​ ​people​ ​in​ ​the​ ​community​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​to create​ ​their​ ​own​ ​idea​ ​of​ ​"New​ ​Mobilty"​ ​and​ ​that​ ​is​ ​the​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​innovation​ ​Vancouver​ ​Startup​ ​Week and​ ​the​ ​tech​ ​community​ ​is​ ​all​ ​about."​ ​​​ ​Attendees​ ​will​ ​not​ ​only​ ​have​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​their business​ ​ideas​ ​to​ ​life​ ​but​ ​also​ ​the​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​Vancouver’s​ ​brightest​ ​minds,​ ​gain advice​ ​from​ ​industry​ ​experts​ ​and​ ​network​ ​with​ ​top​ ​local​ ​companies.

For​ ​the​ ​third​ ​year​ ​in​ ​a​ ​row​ ​Vancouver​ ​company,​ ​Two​ ​Tall​ ​Totems,​ ​is​ ​sponsoring​ ​the​ ​Vancouver Startup​ ​Week​ ​Hackathon​ ​in​ ​an​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​support​ ​the​ ​tech​ ​community.​ ​Additionally,​ ​growing​ ​startup Procurify​ ​has​ ​come​ ​on​ ​as​ ​an​ ​official​ ​sponsor​ ​and​ ​BCIT​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​official​ ​education​ ​sponsor​ ​of​ ​the event.​​ ​​The​ ​Vancouver​ ​Startup​ ​Week​ ​Hackathon​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​first​ ​marquee​ ​events​ ​to​ ​utilize​ ​the recently​ ​completed​ ​BCIT​ ​Tech​ ​Hub​ ​at​ ​the​ ​school's​ ​downtown​ ​Vancouver​ ​location.​ ​​First​ ​prize​ ​for​ ​the Hackathon​ ​is​ ​set​ ​to​ ​be​ ​valued​ ​at​ ​$20,000,​ ​with​ ​many​ ​other​ ​exciting​ ​prizes​ ​to​ ​be​ ​announced.

About​ ​Evo
Evo​ ​Car​ ​Share​ ​is​ ​Vancouver’s​ ​only​ ​pick-up​ ​and​ ​drop-off​ ​anywhere​ ​car​ ​sharing​ ​service​ ​to​ ​offer​ ​a​ ​full fleet​ ​of​ ​four-door,​ ​hybrid​ ​vehicles.​ ​With​ ​room​ ​for​ ​five​ ​passengers,​ ​cargo​ ​space​ ​and​ ​bike/ski​ ​racks, Evo​ ​allows​ ​more​ ​ways​ ​for​ ​people​ ​to​ ​live​ ​the​ ​B.C.​ ​lifestyle.​ ​Created​ ​by​ ​BCAA,​ ​Evo​ ​aims​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​the changing​ ​mobility​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​British​ ​Columbians,​ ​whether​ ​or​ ​not​ ​they​ ​own​ ​a​ ​car.​ ​Evo​ ​cars​ ​can​ ​be booked​ ​and​ ​accessed​ ​via​ ​smartphone​ ​using​ ​the​ ​Evo​ ​App*.​ ​Evo​ ​supports​ ​local​ ​communities​ ​by​ ​using 100%​ ​of​ ​users’​ ​$2​ ​annual​ ​Car​ ​Share​ ​Operator​ ​Fee​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​kids​ ​in​ ​B.C.​ ​communities.​ ​Learn​ ​more​ ​at evo.ca

About​ ​Vancouver​ ​Startup​ ​Week
Vancouver​ ​Startup​ ​Week​​ ​brings​ ​together​ ​entrepreneurs,​ ​investors,​ ​community​ ​leaders,​ ​and​ ​friends for​ ​one​ ​engaging​ ​week,​ ​celebrating​ ​Greater​ ​Vancouver’s​ ​innovation​ ​and​ ​technology​ ​communities. For​ ​further​ ​information​ ​on​ ​Vancouver​ ​Startup​ ​Week,​ ​visit​​ ​​http://www.vanstartupweek.ca​.

Contact​ ​Information
Tiffany​ ​Choi
Hackathon​ ​Marketing​ ​Coordinator
604.805.9151
hackathon@vanstartupweek.ca