Life as we know it is primarily propagated by the presence of one molecular compound: water.
Every human civilization in recorded history has been founded either on or near a major body of water, be it a river, lake, or ocean coastline. Access to clean water is a human necessity. Yet even today, with our societies as technologically advanced and globally connected as they have ever been, one in three people in the world don’t have access to clean water. This is no mere issue. This is a global humanitarian crisis. People are searching for answers.
Imagine H2O are one of the groups searching for those answers. They are a mission-driven nonprofit that supports startups to develop and deploy their technologies and solutions to solve global water issues. One vehicle IH2O utilizes to drive this mission is through its annual Clean Water Accelerator program.
Earlier this month Imagine H2O announced the 13 companies chosen from a field of over 215 applicants across 33 countries. The 13 selected will participate in this year’s Accelerator program. Included in this year’s cohort is Orlando-based startup ecoSPEARS, a clean technology company with the exclusive license of NASA-developed environmental technology capable of removing the world’s most persistent toxic chemicals from contaminated land and waterways.
The Imagine H2O Accelerator thirteen cohort companies will be assembling in San Francisco this coming March for Water Innovation Week which will include a Demo Day and pitch to judges on March 25. Pitch winners will be announced on the following day’s Gala event.
See all 13 of those chosen for 2020 here.
Water Innovation Week will take place March 24 to 26th in San Francisco. ◊