Paddl Games Hack Challenge

Students, graduates and employers connect and engage in a competitive environment to identify market opportunities and/or solve real commercial problems

  • A new way to introduce fresh ideas

    Businesses reimagine how problems are solved in a dynamic, fun and competitive environment.

  • Prove job readiness

    Students accummulate Paddl hours as proof of relevant skills and experience gained.

  • Real connections and lasting impressions

    Students and hiring managers are better able to determine cultural fit.

  • A rapid way to build MVP

    Turn the traditionally lengthy and costly product development cycle from months into days.

  • The future of talent acquisition

    See talent in action, identify future hires and create a talent pool in a matter of days.

  • Transformative experience

    Students gain industry exposure, put theory into practice and learn from industry professionals.

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30 positions, applications close Sunday, 6 August
Case Study: Paddl Games Canon Hack Challenge

Canon HQ, Sydney, 19-20 May 2017

The Challenge Objectives

  • Highlight Canon's innovation culture and reinvent a customer experience
  • Develop a solution to a commercial problem, build a prototype and create a go-to-market strategy
  • Provide key staff with leadership training and development experience
  • Identify future hires
  • Solution

  • Using Paddl to recruit and shortlist candidates, 30 students from nine universities and TAFEs were selected to work in teams
  • Teams consisted of individuals with diverse skills and background, and were mentored by Canon staff
  • Teams rapidly organised, problem solved, built a prototype and pitched their ideas to a panel of judges
  • Outcomes

  • The winning pitch delivered to market on June 30th 2017 as a fully-fledged customer solution
  • Innovation surge in Canon
  • Leadership and mentoring experience for key Canon staff
  • Employment offers for students and commitment to an ongoing internship program
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    Case Study: Canon Hack Challenge
    30 students and graduates worked in teams to reinvent a customer experience.
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