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      June 20, 2019

      Thursday  11:00 AM

      2000 Sycamore Street
      Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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      Erie Hack Final

      Join us for the FINAL Erie Hack event of 2019, an exciting day of top Erie Hack teams pitching their solutions to some of Lake Erie's greatest problems. Teams from Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, Windsor, Erie, and Toledo will be competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes. Registration includes the full day of pitches, lunch, panel presentations from early-stage technology companies, Keynote speech, food and beverages, and a reception. Erie Hack is a 100k innovation challenge that accelerates technology solutions to Lake Erie’s most pressing problems. The six-month competition empowers researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives from cities around the Lake Erie Basin to build teams, develop innovations, and compete for more than $100,000 in prizes. The Erie Hack Competition will culminate in Cleveland, Ohio on June 20th on the week of the 50th anniversary of the burning of the Cuyahoga River. Please join us in celebrating the five decades of water innovation that followed the river burning by supporting the next generation of high-tech water trailblazers! Erie Hack is an official event of the Cuyahoga50 celebration, so be sure to stick around Cleveland for the weekend for other exciting events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the event that sparked the modern environmental movement. Erie Hack is a program of Cleveland Water Alliance, a nonprofit that leverages freshwater technology to spur economic development and innovation in the Lake Erie Basin. The program is implemented in collaboration with partners in Detroit, Toledo, Ohio, Erie, Pa., Buffalo, N.Y. and Windsor, Ontario. To learn more about how to compete, collaborate, or support the competition, visit, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or email Max Herzog at Schedule of Events: Subject to change 11:00am          PANEL: Innovation in Action: Emergent Technologies in the Blue Economy Presentations from, FontusBlue, Valor Water, and other up-and-coming technology companies   12:00pm         Buffet Lunch and discussion 12:30pm          PRESENTATION                         Peter Grevatt, CEO of the Water Research Foundation                        KEYNOTE                       Joy Mulinex, Ohio Governor's Director of Lake Erie Commission  1:00pm            COMPETITION: Pitches begin Judges: Rob Ellison, Xylem, Inc. Toby Thomas, Kinetico. Neal Restivo, Oatey Corp. Ray Voelker, Digital C and Progressive. Chris Winslow, OSU and Ohio Sea Grant.   2:10pm          PRESENTATION: “Outmoded Laws, Overdue Goals: The need for real-time thinking in water policy” John Cronin, Senior Fellow at the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment at Pace University A Time Magazine "Hero for the Planet"   2:30pm           COMPETITION: Pitches continue   3:30pm            PRESENTATION: Global Water Innovation                         Introduction: Marsha Festen, McDougal Family Foundation                         Harro Brons, International Business Development Manager at the Water Alliance (Netherlands)   4:55pm            PRESENTATION: Where are they now?                          An Update from 2017 Erie Hack Awardees “Erie Open Systems”   Reception begins   5:30pm            Announcement of Winners   5:45-6:45        Reception   Registration includes access to panels, presentations, an afternoon of team pitches, the awards ceremony, lunch, and a reception. Erie Hack 2.0 Lead Sponsors include Digital C, a nonprofit that empowers Cleveland's neighborhoods with technology and equitable opportunity in the digital economy, Xylem Inc, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and Oatey.

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