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Central Highlands Development Corporation

Driving growth & empowering business in the Central Highlands

HACKCQ

Think outside the box

In September 2018, CHDC and River City Labs held the Central Highlands’ first-ever hackathon: 54 hours over one fun-filled, action-packed weekend where attendees got the chance to pitch, brainstorm and develop business plans that launch real, working startups.

HACKCQ provided the environment in which attendees could test ideas and take the first steps towards launching startups by getting feedback on concepts and linking in with business founders, specific skill sets, or a team to help execute a high-growth business plan.

They looked at how technology aids service provision and growth in four key areas:
- Resources
- Agriculture
- Advanced manufacturing, and
- Environment