The AquaHacking Challenge Is:
A space for disruptive creativity
An opportunity to solve environmental issues with water
The first step of an entrepreneurial journey
A moment of personal and professional growth
A meeting place for change-makers
Young entrepreneurs are developing innovative solutions to Canada’s most critical freshwater issues. In 2021, the Challenges took place in Western Canada and in Québec, on the Mille Îles River.
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’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
“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