High School Hackathon

  • Date & Time:
    January 1, 2019 - June 20, 2019
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High School Hackathon

Entrepreneurship has long been a part of life and work on Lake Erie. The unique water resources of our region set the stage for the greatest period of technological advancement the world has ever seen and continue to drive one of America’s most dynamic regional economies. Despite this essential role in our commerce, industry, and entrepreneurship, water is consistently undervalued as an economic asset and catalyst of innovation. Cleveland Water Alliance’s High School Hack uses experiential learning, critical problem solving and expert mentorship to reconnect Northeast Ohio’s students to this value of water.

In addition to offering $1000 in cash prizes to top performing young entrepreneurs, this program will activate the regional innovation ecosystem to support promising students as they work to sustain and launch their solutions. The 2019 iteration of the program has two tracks targeted at different levels of student and faculty engagement:

Hacker: A full day activity that will put students through a “Hackathon” format that will allow them to form teams, create ideas, work with professional entrepreneurs, and pitch to expert judges. This track is designed for classes or individuals who cannot commit additional time to their projects.
Innovator: A three-week engagement that will prepare students for a one-day hackathon with a series of weekly sessions that structure student ideation and creation of new solutions. This track is designed for classes or after-school clubs that meet regularly and are able to dedicate 3-5 hours per week.

Visit ErieHack.io or email Max Herzog at mherzog@clewa.org to learn more!

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