The Future of work is NoW - Are you ready?


Our course content and syllabus have been informed by leaders in our community, research through our employee experience surveys, and decades of real life experiences in modern companies.

We believe strongly in experiential design, collaborative learning and the building of lasting relationships through community. All programs leverage multiple educators (local and international), an inspiring and fun environment, and practical take-aways that you can immediately use. Further, all our graduates will join our ever-growing online community where we open-source our learning and best practices.

All our bootcamps are hosted at the campuses of RED Academy - an organization committed to redefining education and shares in our passion for the NoW of Work.

"Everyday" Hackathons


"Everyday" Hackathons

& Intro to Design-Thinking



Oct 28, 2019

Kelowna, BC
TBD Spring 2020





Class size             

Max 8  

You’ve all heard the terms, Hackathon and Design Thinking. But what do they actually mean and how can you apply it to your business?

The NoW-Academy has developed a lightweight, but extremely powerful methodology for generating ideas and prototypes that can come alive in a matter of hours. In this 1-day bootcamp, you’ll learn the basics of human-centred design, and the rapid pace of the hackathons that will unquestionably be of value to you and your organization’s current challenges. If you are an innovator, or budding innovator, the “NoW-Hackathon” is a must have in your toolbox!

9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Creating an innovative (organizational and individual) mindset

    • Innovation horizons & ecosystems

    • Going from “large, abstract & far” to “small, concrete & near”

  • The NoW-Hackathon process - on paper

  • A NoW-Hackathon - in action (you will experience it as a user)

    • How might we?

    • Idea generation and dot voting

    • Rapid prototyping

    • The pitch

  • Reflections on learning

“This is a must do for any business leaders that want to create an entrepreneurial environment where ideation and agility rein supreme. “

Scott Betts, VP Risk, Credit, and Compliance G&F Financial

“The bootcamp was a great immersive learning experience. I was able to experience a (design-thinking) hackathon at the same time as learning how to bring it back to the organization. With this framework you can accomplish great things in short periods of time.“

Eryca Sterling, Accelerate Okanagan


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