Who we are
The AquaHacking Challenge is an innovative tech competition that engages young Canadians to develop entrepreneurial skills and creating solutions to freshwater issues. Since 2015, 28 startups have been established.
We are driven by disrupting the status quo with innovative ideas, engaging young entrepreneurs with a can-do mindset, and creating opportunities to collaborate for the development of solutions.
We believe in the talent of young Canadians and their ability to be change-makers and trailblazers, in the potential of technology to help solve freshwater issues, and in Canada’s role as a leader in water innovation.
In 2012, Nan-b and Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien challenged their grandchildren to find their own voice as future philanthropists by asking them what issues were of concern to them. Members of the family’s fourth-generation were of one mind: their biggest concern was water. Believing in the passion and creativity of youth and the value of entrepreneurship for change, AquaHacking was established.