The AquaHacking Challenge Is:
An opportunity to solve environmental issues with freshwater & contribute to climate adaptation.
It's the first step of an entrepreneurial journey.
A unique pathway for personal and professional growth.
A meeting place for change-makers.
How the Challenge works
The AquaHacking team supports Challenge participants through skills building workshops, mentorships, guidance from experts and informative webinars. Jump on board and make a difference for water!
Register & create your water-hacker profile
Build your multi-disciplinary team & pick a water issue to tackle
Follow the AquaHacking curriculum and develop your solution
Pitch to the judges & compete for the seed funding prize!
What does it take to join?
To participate in an AquaHacking Challenge, you should be 18-35 years old, a resident of North America and enrolled in a post-secondary institution or be a recent graduate.
You are interested in:
Water Science, Engineering, Programming, Sustainable Development, Data Analysis, Marketing, entrepreneurship, and having a positive impact on the world!
Creative, Passionate, Curious, Determined, Persistent, and you care about the future of the planet!
What’s in it for me?
Get real world problem solving skills and a meaningful resume boost: “AquaHacking Challenge competitor”
Community of Peers
Be part of the AquaHacking Alumni community of innovators and expand your professional network
Access curated business training and leadership and community building workshops; expert mentors and coaches
Access seed funding, legal support, and a spot in a local Startup incubator
THE CHALLENGE AT A GLANCE
Are you ready to compete and start your water tech start-up? Sign up for new competition announcements below!
Online event to formally launch the Challenge
Teams are established, meet water issues leaders, develop their solutions and access on-demand workshops, and mentoring
Teams pitch their solution to a panel of judges, and 5 finalist teams are selected
Finalist teams participate in leadership development workshop, access $2,000, entrepreneurship training, and pitch training
Challenge FInale - Teams pitch to a panel of judges and vie for prize money
“The AquaHacking Challenge convinced me that what I want to work on is water.”
Finalist of the 2021 Mille Îles River AquaHacking Challenge
“Thanks to AquaHacking, we have avoided the single use of more than 1M plastic bottles”