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NeurAlbertaTech hackathon aims to inspire beginners this summer

Registration is now open for natHACKS, Alberta’s annual brain-computer interface hackathon put on by NeurAlbertaTech to inspire beginners to develop neurotech skills and challenge “competent hackers” to apply themselves to the field.

The event, running over 64 hours from July 29 to Aug. 1, is expected to attract 300+ participants in Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge. There will be four streams: recreation, rehabilitation, research, and “junior” for those who are new to the neurotech world.

“With over $20,000 in seed funding, computation resources, and legal services, the winning teams have significant resources at their disposal to spin off into proper startups, fuelling innovation across the province,” Co-Executive Director Eden Redman told Taproot.

Redman made a big splash around this time last year when he was named student entrepreneur of the year at the YEG Startup Community Awards.

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