Making a Splash at the Hamilton Urban Action Pitch-Off!

The final urban action pitch-off took place on February 26th, 2019 inside the David Braley Health Sciences Auditorium across from Hamilton’s City Hall. The FCB Hamilton Leads organized an esteemed panel of judges including:

Fred Eisenberger - Mayor for the City of Hamilton

Dr. Monika Yazdanian - Director, Forge Incubator (Campus Linked Accelerator)

Kaniz Mouli - Senior Manager, Change Enablement & Organizational Effectiveness at RBC

Chris McLaughlin - Executive Director, Bay Area Restoration Council

In addition, a Community Learning Zone occupied by local vendors such as environmental groups and non-profits were present to share their water initiatives including:

Sustainable Hamilton Burlington

City of Hamilton Water Division

Royal Botanical Gardens

Burlington Green

The cumulation of this unique Canada wide 8 week innovation lab came down to this FCB Finale Night. Over family and friends came out to see the final concept from all the groups compete for the $5000 seed funding prize. Five great ideas pitched on the night including:

RainHaven - an initiative to map and build raingardens in the city

WaveStation - a mobile, sustainable water tower for festivals and events

Splish - a waterfall navigation app for youth to engaged in the 100+ waterfalls in the city

Waterways - a visual art installation for the urban downtown bringing waterfalls to the core

Watermark Certification - a certification system to reduce water consumption at local coffeshops

After the pitching from all 5 teams were complete, the judges deliberated and announced the RainHaven team as the final grand prize winners!

Photo from the Hamilton Urban Action Pitch-Off




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