ErieHack pitches set for April 4

Published March 30, 2017

Members of the UB campus community are invited to attend the first round of selection for Buffalo-based teams registered for ErieHack 2017.

Student teams will pitch their project ideas to a panel of judges from environmental, entrepreneurial and tech backgrounds during the ErieHack quarterfinals on April 4 from 5-7 p.m. in the Salvatore Lounge on the second floor of Davis Hall on UB's North Campus.

Winners will advance to represent Buffalo at the ErieHack semifinals April 13 in Detroit, where they will compete against other regional teams from Erie, Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Cash prizes will be awarded to first ($3,000), second ($2,000) and third ($1,000) place teams in the quarterfinals.

The competition, organized by the Cleveland Water Alliance, will award $100,000 in cash and accelerator services to up to four winning teams and one high school team. It’s focused on creating publicly accessible mobile apps, open data and new technology and solutions to elevate the value of clean water and leverage its potential to drive the economic vitality of the Great Lakes region.

ErieHack Buffalo is being led by the Blackstone LaunchPad program at UB, UB Sustainability and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. For more information, visit www.eriehack.io, call 645-8111 or email launchpadub@buffalo.edu.