The hackathon with a twist

Product Forge weekends are an opportunity for you to develop your career through practical experience. Our events bring together entrepreneurially minded designers, developers and product managers to nurture their skills, broaden their network and develop new ideas.

Participants form small cross-functional teams who work on a product concept over a weekend. Anyone is free to pitch an idea and everyone receives mentoring, meals and 24 hour access to the venue.

The top ranking teams win prizes to help them develop their career or concept further. But however your team ranks you’ll have a new piece of work to add to your CV or portfolio, dozens of new contacts, and maybe even an interview or two lined up with one of our sponsors!


Environment

We create a comfortable, safe and creative environment for our delegates with 24 hour access, 7 meals and around the clock entertainment.

For the benefit of creating a safe and professional environment, we request that all participants abide by our code of conduct

Participants

Our events attract entrepreneurially minded designers, developers, marketers and product managers who are driven to develop themselves through practical experience.

Teams

We form small cross-functional teams, usually consisting of a developer, a designer, a domain specialist and a business specialist.

We match participants up based on complimentary skills, experience and goals.

Concepts

The teams consider the market briefings presented by our event partners and put their heads together on a proposition.

Mentoring

Supporting the teams throughout the event are an array of experienced business and technical mentors. Our mentors are there to ensure pitches and prototypes are honed to perfection and everyone gets the best educational experience possible.

Competition

Teams are ranked throughout the weekend and we observe when you pass (or miss!) a checkpoint. On Sunday you pitch to a panel of judges who will declare their own verdicts!

Community

Regardless of their team’s fortunes, all the participants are invited to join the alumni community to support them with their future career development. And of course, there’s always the next event!