Rethink Litter: A City-Wide Hack-A-Thon

  • April 06, 2022
  • April 08, 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • April 06, 2022 (EDT) April 08, 2022 (EDT)
  • April 06, 2022, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (EDT)
  • April 08, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom & Union Hall

The City of Cincinnati is working with Cintrifuse to host a city-wide litter hack-a-thon  dedicated to crowdsourcing fresh ideas from innovators and creative minds across the city’s 52 communities to reduce the impact of litter on our neighborhoods.

It takes one idea to turn the tide of litter in Cincinnati. Make it yours.

April 6th: 9-10:30 a.m. 

The hack-a-thon kickoff will be held over Zoom and will provide valuable information, data, and resources for those participating in the hack. Mentors will be available during this session to answer specific questions and provide advice on all things innovation!

April 6th - 8th: Team hacking

Use these 2 days to bunker down and hack away at the litter problem in Cincinnati. You can ideate in your home, office, classroom, Union Hall, anywhere works! There is no set schedule for this time period, you can take as much or as little time as you need to come up with your idea and presentation.

April 8th: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ Union Hall

Hack teams will be coming back together at Union Hall to celebrate all things innovation and litter. Each team will have an allotted time to pitch to the judging panel. All participants, audience members, and sponsors are encouraged to attend! This event will also be held over Zoom for those participating virtually.

What are the details?

We are thrilled to be bringing the entire community together for these innovative days. From participants to attendees, there are multiple ways to get involved.

How do I register?

Register yourself or your team by March 30th at the link above. There are a limited amount of spaces available, so make sure to meet the deadline to save your spot!

How do I come up with an idea? 

We are looking for a diverse set of ideas to solve the litter problem...none are too small or large! Need a head start? Examples and problem sets are listed out below. You can view submission requirements and submit your idea here All ideas must be submitted by 8:00 a.m. on April 8th to be included in the pitch contest. 

How do I share my idea?

Participants have the opportunity to share their idea in person or over video. Each team presenting their idea in person will have an allotted time to pitch to the judging panel. All participants, audience members, and sponsors are encouraged to attend the pitch competition! 

Each team submitting virtually can submit up to a 5 minute video pitch here

Register here to attend the pitch content. 

What do I get for participating?

Winners will receive formal recognition from the City, be featured in the press and have access to a membership bundle at Union Hall. Additionally, the winning team/individual will receive a $2,500 cash prize. Second place will receive a $1,000 cash prize. 

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