IBM is proud to be the Title Sponsor for the Halifax Regional Municipality's first-ever Open Data Contest. Beyond funding for the contest and Awards ceremony, IBM has offered access to technology support from Subject Matter Experts in their Mobile Practice and provided IBM Worklight Developer Edition Software for contest participants as an open, comprehensive and advanced mobile application to build, run and manage their submission.
IBM is a globally integrated enterprise that draws upon the world’s leading systems, software, services and research capabilities to speed innovation and deliver services at a pace that exceeds market demand. With over a century of leadership, IBM has built a legacy of customer service and support that enable IBM to continue delivering ground-breaking technologies and business solutions. The expertise, innovation, and individual client focus that have defined IBM’s history underscore IBM’s commitment to clients and our community.
Esri Canada is proud to support Apps4Halifax by sponsoring the Maps in Apps Challenge and providing technology, scholarships, training, and mentorship as prizes.
Founded in 1984, Esri Canada distributes ArcGIS, the world’s leading enterprise geographic information system (GIS) platform from Esri, which allows developers to build innovative, powerful Web mapping apps. ArcGIS includes APIs, software development kits, ready-to-use content and geospatial Web services that enable developers to quickly add “geo” to their apps. Develop apps using the API of your choice, host them on Esri’s cloud services and deploy apps on any device. Leverage open source Esri tools and code on GitHub, and promote and sell your apps in ArcGIS Marketplace. For more information, visit esri.ca/developers.
Global Halifax is our Official TV Media Sponsor for Apps4Halifax.
Global Halifax offers Haligonians a host of news and information – from breaking news in their community to deep engaging content that puts complex world issues in perspective. Global Halifax leverages the strength of Shaw Media – to tell their stories in ways that make a difference: through video, text, photographs and interactive features.
Live 105 is our Official Radio Media Sponsor for Apps4Halifax.
Live 105 is Halifax’s first and only dedicated Modern Rock station who has a strong connection to the independent, modern and live music scene. From local up and coming artists, such as Matt Mays and Joel Plaskett, to the biggest bands in the world, such as Foo Fighters and The Black Keys. Live 105, as part of the Evanov Radio Group, uses its local, national and international reach to make connections with its loyal fan base through concerts, social media and of course over the airwaves. We are, Modern Rock for Metro!
Metro News Halifax is our Official Print Media Sponsor for Apps4Halifax.
Metro is Halifax’s free daily newspaper. In print every weekday, online at www.metronews.ca, and through the top rated Metro app for Android and iPhone, Metro keeps Halifax up to date with free local news. Metro – News Worth Sharing.
TELUS is very proud to be the official category sponsor for Apps4Halifax, which includes Live It Up, Your City, Go Green, and Keep’er Movin’.
TELUS is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada providing a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data and voice. In Atlantic Canada TELUS supports 25 stores with 300 skilled team members, and has invested a total of $45 million in operations and infrastructure – plus an additional $8.4 million over the next 3 years earmarked for the expansion of our 4G LTE network. TELUS also plans to hire 65 new team members across Atlantic Canada to support this growth. In support of our philosophy to give where we live™, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $2.15M to charitable and not-for-profit organizations in Atlantic Canada and volunteered over 3,000 hours of service to local communities since 2000.
McInnes Cooper has generously funded our Idea Adventure Contest during our Idea Submission Phase.
McInnes Cooper is among the top business law firms in Canada, with more than 200 lawyers and offices throughout the Atlantic region, serving clients across North America and abroad. They are market leaders in business law, litigation, employment, tax, real estate and energy & natural resources.
National will be our Engagement/Communications Partner for Apps4Halifax providing media relations assistance and forming an Engagement Advisory Group to help engage our audiences.
When an organization needs a springboard, a guide, or a movement, they call on NATIONAL Public Relations (formerly MT&L). NATIONAL uncovers every opportunity when solving clients’ problems and helping tell their stories. From integrated marketing communications and creative branding, to digital positioning and reputation building, NATIONAL loves the work they do: it’s the business of smart, creative change that achieves results.
With more than 325 professionals and offices in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, and London, UK, NATIONAL offers clients a great depth and breadth of strategic communications expertise across geographies and practice areas.
Socrata is helping to fund prizes for our top app winners.
Socrata is a Seattle-based cloud software company, focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data. Socrata helps public sector organizations improve transparency, citizen service and fact-based decision-making by efficiently delivering data to citizens, employees and developers in a user-friendly experience on web, mobile and machine-to-machine interfaces.
Innovators like the World Bank, Medicare, Data.gov, EnergyStar, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Oregon and Maryland, have all chosen Socrata for its turnkey and low-cost cloud delivery of easy-to-use open data products.
The Socrata suite of products helps everyone engage with public data and unlock its full value
OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM). EIM enables organizations to grow the business, lower costs of operations, and reduce information governance and security related risks. OpenText focuses on the key drivers of business success to improve business insight, strengthen business impact, accelerate process velocity, address information governance and provide security.
Egg Studios has helped us tell our Apps4Halifax success story in under a minute by producing an fun video!
Everybody has a story to tell. It could be a personal story, a product story, a brand story, a cultural story, or maybe even a secret story.
That’s where Egg comes in. We partner with advertising agencies, PR firms, web and digital designers - anyone with an idea.
Our team of creative producers, directors, animators, editors, technologists, sound engineers and composers will help you discover what your story is, bring it to life, and find its stage. You’ll have so much fun along the way you’ll think you landed in awesome town.
The Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre (WTCC) is our Venue Sponsor, providing facilities and their event planning expertise for the Apps4Halifax Awards Ceremony, which takes place January 18, 2014.
Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, the World Trade & Convention Centre (WTCC) combines world-class facilities, comprehensive services and the natural hospitality for which Maritimers have long been known. Three floors of multi-purpose meeting and banquet rooms include flexible meeting space, luxurious reception areas and comfortable conversation spaces. Fully integrated with the WTCC is the 10,000 seat Halifax Metro Centre, a major full service trade show, expo, sporting event and entertainment facility.
Podcamp and Apps4Halifax will be partnering up to bring you an Appsolutely fabulous evening, which will feature the Podcamp 2014 social and Apps4Halifax Awards Ceremony.
On Sunday, January 19th, 2014 Halifax, NS will be showing its true colours as the interactive, wired city that it has quickly become. The sixth annual Podcamp Halifax being held at Alderney Landing will feature blogging, mobile, podcasts and online video as its stars, bringing in experts and hobbyists alike to revel in social media’s glory.
A Podcamp is an “unconference“, meant to have an open, participatory, user-generated series of presentations, discussions, or workshops. The people who attend are the presenters. In typical unconference style, audience members are encouraged to make the most of the experience by following their interests and allowing the conversation to flow both in and outside of the presentations.
Frischkorn Audiovisual is helping to enhance your visual experience at the event!
Celebrating over 35 years, Frischkorn Audio Visual is proudly Canadian owned and operated as the most trusted multi-disciplined audio visual company in Canada. Our services include Meeting and Convention services; Event Staging; Seamless Wide Screen HD projection; Lighting Design; Web Casting and Video Conferencing; Set Design and Simultaneous Interpretation. We have one of the largest independently owned inventories in Canada.
Mobile Connected Transportation
Lixar delivers end-to-end mobile innovation in the connected transportation industry.
Lixar is dedicated to the success of all partner and product engagements, through technological advancement as well as innovative approaches to business models and risk mitigation.
Lixar's mantra is to deliver innovation in mobility, leveraging cloud architecture, providing next generation design (user experience) and the future that data analysis provides to our customers through product engagements and professional services.
Lixar's collaborative discovery process empowers client aspirations through personalized architecture, design, development, implementation, and support; delivering a natural user experience with enterprise-level robustness.
The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites will be sponsoring our promotional contest during the public voting phase offering 2 one-night stays at their luxurious hotel.
As Halifax’s most historic hotel, The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites first welcomed guests with legendary hospitality in October 1928. To reflect our local talent the hotel was constructed utilizing local companies and even materials were gathered locally as well. Guests enjoy the breathtaking embossed lobby ceiling showcasing emblems representing the provinces of Canada. The lobby also boasts a grandfather clock that has been displayed since the grand opening.
This full service, grand hotel has 262 completely upgraded and finely appointed guestrooms and suites, complete with every modern convenience along with a wide range of flexible meeting space. The landmark hotel offers an ideal downtown location, overlooking the famous Victorian-style Public Gardens. Exquisite restaurants, quaint boutiques and exciting entertainment venues surround the hotel in the adjacent Spring Garden Road area. Halifax’s business district, waterfront attractions, Citadel Hill, hospitals and universities are but a few minutes walk away.
The Spring Garden Area Business Association will be helping to sponsor one of our promotional contests during the public voting phase offering a $50 gift certificate that can be used at any business in the Spring Garden area.
The Spring Garden Area Business Association (SGABA) is the “voice of business in the Spring Garden Area”, representing member businesses to various levels of government and other key stakeholders in the community. The Business Improvement District provides a lead role in advocacy on important issues that affect the area in which it represents. Steeped in history and culture, Spring Garden is surrounded by many tourist attractions and landmarks. These assets in our area add to the vibrancy and uniqueness of living, shopping and working and playing on one of HRM’s most walked areas.
The Foggy Goggle will be helping to sponsor one of our promotional contests during the public voting phase offering a $50 gift certificate that can be used at their delicious restaurant.
Located in the heart of Halifax's entertainment district, The Foggy Goggle offers a relaxed atmosphere, fabulous food and a dynamic staff eager to give you a memorable experience and keep you coming back for more. The menu features comfort food with attitude! They offer many vegan, vegetarian, and Gluten free options, as well as house made burgers, pulled pork, dressings and deserts to name a few. The Foggy Goggle has something for everyone. Stop in for a drink and a bite with a special someone or a large group.
SAVOURY. VIBRANT. CELESTIAL.
Estia Restaurant on Spring Garden will be helping to sponsor one of our promotional contests during the public voting phase, offering a $50 gift certificate for their restaurant and a bottle of their traditional olive oil.
The authentic taste of a small Grecian bistro overlooking the banks of the Mediterranean… in the heart of downtown Halifax. Estía Restaurant is your destination for authentic Greek classics and contemporary cuisine. With daily lunch specials, brunch every day until 3, a private room for groups and free corkage on Mondays and Thursdays, it’s always the right time to go Greek.
Estía, the spirit, flavors and music of Greece in the heart of downtown...
Στην υγείa μaς! Cheers & to our health!
Volta is a local startup house. Their vision is to create a place where entrepreneurship is celebrated and taking over the world is expected. They develop the best founders in the world, who in turn create world class companies.
The Hub has hosted several hackathons in the past and informed the development process for this event by providing their input and design expertise as well as acting as a relationship broker to create an impactful private (Volta) and public (HRM) sector partnership. The Hub is a keen supporter of the Open Government movement in HRM and is excited about the transition of our city into more transparent and open government with increased citizen engagement.
We believe the future is about thinking and acting locally and regionally, collaborating in different ways and supporting the emergence of an ecosystem that inspires and equips people to take their big ideas to the next level. The Hub Halifax is a place where a lot of talented people work and has been recognized as a leading venue for collaborative thinking and launching a start-up.
Saint Mary’s University has generously provided the following hackathon prizes: three Asus 16GB 7" tablets and three scholarships valued at approximately $500 each for a total of $1500.
Saint Mary's University in Halifax helps students explore big ideas with its small class sizes and accessible teaching staff. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Arts, Business, and Science with social and career outreach opportunities in the local community and through partnerships around the globe. It is home to The Sobey School of Business, the largest and most respected business school in Atlantic Canada. We are proud of the high standard of our academic programs, our innovative research, and our commitment to be a living laboratory where we create a more sustainable future.
T4G is a leading digital solution provider. We design, develop, and deliver solutions that help our customers run their businesses better. With a specialty in Analytics, Managed Services, Omni-channel, Digital Marketing, and Custom Solutions - our teams bring deep technical and domain knowledge across many industries, including retail, travel & hospitality, public services, energy, finance, and telecommunications. We focus on helping others succeed, whether it’s our customers, our employees or the communities we call home. It’s why we’ve made the annual Best Workplaces in Canada list six years in a row.
That’s the Intelligent Application of Technology.
Want to help support the next Apps4Halifax contest? Then become a sponsor and your company will gain brand exposure, media coverage, goodwill and visibility to decision makers and Nova Scotian residents. To learn more about the various levels of sponsorship opportunities and benefits to your organization email our Sponsorship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.