Erie Hack 2.0


The Erie Hack is a data and engineering competition that unites coders, developers, engineers, and water experts to generate enduring solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges. The competition includes $100,000 in prizes for the most creative and effective projects. Working from the challenge statements derived from ideation sessions with NASA representatives and regional stakeholders, teams are charged with creating innovative digital tools, hardware innovations, and engineering solutions that build “the blue economy”: the emergent economic sector dedicated to the sustainable stewardship of bodies of freshwater around the globe.

Kicking off in January 2019, Erie Hack 2.0 will culminate on June 20, which is near the 50th anniversary of the burning of the Cuyahoga River. Please join us in celebrating the five decades of water innovation that followed the burning of the river by supporting the next generation of high-tech water trailblazers.

Interested in participating in the competition? The next Toledo Erie Hack meet-up is Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6:00 – 8:30 pm! Join thinkers, engineers, designers, water experts, and developers from across the region to work for our most precious natural resource!  

Events Schedule

Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6:00 – 8:30 pm      

Team Formation Meetup, Seed Coworking, 25 S St Claire 


Thursday, Apr. 4, 5:00 – 9:00 pm            

Hacking Day, Launchpad Incubation, UT


Saturday, Apr. 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm   

Hacking Day, Collab Lab, BGSU


Saturday, Apr. 27, 8:00 am - 9:30 pm      

Toledo Erie Hack Quarter Finals, Launchpad Incubation, UT

8:00 am – 7:00 pm  Hack with lunch and dinner provided, maybe breakfast

7:00 – 9:00 pm   Pitches with judging

9:00 – 9:30 pm   presentation of awards and wrap up


May 1 – 31   

Professional Development Month – series of activities to accelerate teams and projects, tba


Thursday, Jun 6          

Semi-final in Detroit, MI - Organizer generally attends


Thursday, Jun 20        

Final and Summit in Cleveland, OH