Sponsors rock.

Who has covered us:

HN press logos

Endorse our community movement, connect to a quality peer-group of like-minded technologists. We believe in developing deep, long-term sponsor relationships. Our sponsors are continually engaged with our highly technical audience in a personal, not-so-formal way. Typically, our sponsors:


want to connect with potential recruits

We complement traditional recruiting methods. Like a team-based recruiting exercise, sponsor teams come out, engage with our audience informally, and really get to know potential hires, before they even step in the office for an interview.

evangelize their products and services

No sales pitch, no long, boring presentations, and no one falling asleep in the back of the room. Build on natural curiosity and the informal and tactful approach of informal conversation. Evangelizing hasn’t ever been this easy.

build community goodwill, and, nurture more brand recognition

By throwing weight behind our localized, well-respected communities, demonstrate excellence in socially responsible citizenship that complements corporate, recruitment, and brand development goals.


Sponsorship funds our community building efforts, quality events, strategic expansion, brand development, and infrastructure. Email us to chat.


Some 2012-13 Sposors:

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Around the World

With zero dollar$ spent on marketing (we are a bootstrapped nonprofit), HackerNest’s international growth has had significant momentum and milestones:

  • 23,000+ drinks served (not including massive #’s of non-alcoholic drinks)
  • 80+ events hosted in 11 cities, 5 countries, 3 continents
  • ~50 to 450+ attendees per event, depending on city and newness
  • 2012, largest hackathon in Canada
  • 2013, most number of  ‘women in technology’ themed events in a single night
  • 2014, largest hardware hackathon in Canada


World Domination. Seriously.

We are nurturing cohesive communities today to empower them with more relevant and accessible peer-based tech education tomorrow. HackerNest started in Toronto in 2011 with a few nerds talking over drinks. Our gatherings gained notoriety – entirely by word of mouth – for attracting friendly, interesting, ridiculously smart technologists. Tech Socials grew quickly and became Canada’s largest tech meetups by a wide margin with a simple formula:

laid back atmosphere + free drinks + brilliant people = fireworks


HackerNest Construct, our hackathon series, is a multi-day programming competition focused on real technology hacks. Unlike others, business plans and commercial viability do not factor into judging.

A peer-based ‘coders teaching coders’ education platform is in private alpha – it’ll provide our communities access to decentralized, in-real-life learning that empowers both teachers and students.

A Mensa SIG (Special Interest Group) is being planned, our commitment to the development and sustainability of women in technology is ongoing, and our strategic alliances, endorsements, and partnerships have long-term, positive community impact.


Who Attends

web/mobile developers · coders · programmers · UX/UI designers · engineers of all kinds · hardware hackers · database gurus · network administrators · statisticians · scientists · innovators · social media mavens · tech enthusiasts · media · investors · marketers · industry experts


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