Hackathon: FinTech

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Friday, October 16, 2015 - 10:00pm to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 9:00pm

This event pairs MBAs, computer science students, OCAD U designers, and engineers to launch a startup. Teams will be formed around an idea (FinTech), products developed, and team’s creation will be pitched by the end of the weekend. 

Who: Anyone with a passion for entreprenuership! Participation by OCAD U entrepreneurial incubator The Grind

Prizes: Winning team will receive a $1000 cash prize, bragging rights, and a sit down with one of the venture capitalist judges to further develop the idea.


Entrepreneurs are a special breed of person. It takes courage, insight and vision to turn an idea into an innovative company that touches that changes the lives of million. If you are interested in launching your own venture, becoming an innovator in an existing company or working in the venture capital industry please join us this year as we continue to build the Rotman network of entrepreneurs.

Venue & Address: 
Rotman School of Management  105 Saint George Street

Grind Sociables

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Grind sociables is a weekly event where we encourage students, faculty and alumni from the OCAD U community to join our weekly roundtable discussions. We focus on a different theme each week as we build meaningful connections, share knowledge and ideas, and demystify what it means to be a social entrepreneur. 

Venue & Address: 
That Place on the Second Floor (100 McCaul Street)

OCAD U Bookstore x The Grind

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 4:00am

Come to the OCAD University Bookstore and Support OCAD U's entrepreneurial community hosted by The Grind during the 100th Annual Graduate Exhibition!

See what incredible products and brands students have created. We have products for sale by: 

Coco's Frosting Shack 

Alexander Bailey x Wavvy Baby 

Devour and Destroy 


Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 51 McCaul Street Toronto, ON