Erie Hack has launched!

Erie Hack has launched! The alliance is recruiting coders, engineers, data junkies and water experts interested in tackling some of Lake Erie's biggest challenges and sharing in $100K in prizes as part of a hackathon-style program called Erie Hack. The program ends on May 2 and 3 with a two day Water Innovation Summit in Cleveland and serves as a launch pad for the water innovation ecosystem in the Great Lakes region.Check out these four simple strategies to get registered on a team1. Register as an individual on and find interesting Teams2. Create your own team and fill it out by recruiting Individuals3. Attend local Erie Hack events to meet teammates and mentors4. Reach out to your local Erie Hack Organizers for supportWhile developing your project, remember:Your team doesn’t need to know exactly what it’s doing right away; it can refine its goals as it grows!Focus on identifying the challenge that means the most to your team and letting that challenge guide your solution.If your team doesn’t have the expertise to answer a question, look to mentors, organizers, and data for advice.Note: All teams must be registered by March 26 to be eligible for the $100,000 of prizes to be awarded at the end of the competition but individuals can continue to join existing teams through April 12.Read about it in Crain's Cleveland Business: Erie Hack asks hackers, water experts to solve Lake Erie's biggest problems! And don't forget to follow us on twitter @eriehack