Is Product Forge a hackathon?

One of our past participants said that Product Forge was the "hackathon with a twist!" What did they mean by that?

Whilst we incorporate many of the same elements of a hackathon as you'd expect - the intensity of the experience, developing a technical prototype - we also expect our participants to consider the business case behind what they're building.

This, in our opinion, is the essence of product development, and closer to the experience you would have working in a startup.