All teams will present their solutions at the Semi-Final event on March 2020, in Kelowna. Teams will be setup in a science-fair style Expo and will pitch their solution in short presentation to a series of judges. The judges will use predetermined criteria to evaluate the solutions and determine the top 5 solutions. The top 5 solutions will move on to the second phase of the AquaHacking Challenge. The second phase of the program includes attending an immersive weekend-long expedition on Silver Lake Resort (Okanagan Lake). Each of the top 5 teams will present their solutions to a panel of Final Judges at the AquaHacking Challenge Final Event in June 2020.
In addition to a spot in a startup incubator, the top 5 teams will also receive monetary prizes: 1st prize: $20,000 CAD 2nd prize: $15,000 CAD 3rd prize: $10,000 CAD 4th prize: $2,500 CAD 5th prize: $2,500CAD Thanks to the new partnership with Mitacs, all semifinalists independently the spot they placed will be able to apply for matching funds to top up the prize amounts received under the Mitacs Accelerate Entrepreneur program (or other programs as may be applicable). Mitacs-eligibility criteria can be found here: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate-entrepreneurConsultez les règles et réglementations complètes