The AquaHacking Challenge Is:
An opportunity to solve environmental issues with water & Help mitigate climate change
The first step of an entrepreneurial journey
A unique pathway for personal and professional growth
A meeting place for change-makers
OUR IMPACT since 2015
Still active emerged from the AquaHacking Challenges
10 AquaHacking Challenges
Took place in total, 2 AquaHacking Challenges will launch in 2022
$1M in seed funding
& distributed to the finalists to help them propel their water tech start-ups!
Young entrepreneurs are developing innovative solutions to Canada’s most critical freshwater issues.
After 10 Challenges in watersheds across Canada, and with all that we learned as we pivoted to virtual in the last two years, we are working on exciting programming for 2023.
Stay tuned for more about AquaHacking Québec and AquaHacking Atlantic.
How the Challenge works
The AquaHacking team supports Challenge participants through skills building workshops, mentors, experts and webinars. Jump on board and make a difference for water!
Register & create your water-hacker profile
Build your multi-disciplinary team
Choose a water issue to tackle
Develop your solution and pitch it to the judges
What does it take to join?
To participate in an AquaHacking Challenge, you should be 18-35 years old, a resident of Canada 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
We are working on developing the next AquaHacking Challenge. As soon as it is ready to announce we will let you know.
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
Teams receive a spot in an incubator and teams join the AquaHacking Alumni Community
“The AquaHacking Challenge convinced me that what I want to work on is water.”
Finalist of the 2021 Mille Îles River AquaHacking Challenge
“Despite catastrophic environmental disasters happening around us, I say it’s not too late. I can make a difference for people. Who will address this issue if I don’t?”
Finalists in the AquaHacking Western Canada Challenge 2021