Imagine H2O's Accelerator participants represent 1 in every 10 dollars of early-stage investment in the water industry. Since 2009, we have supported over 550 startups in more than 20 countries

We connect the most promising entrepreneurs and innovations with world leaders in the water sector, government, and social enterprise to help turn new ideas into self-funding, high impact solutions. 

IH2O does not take equity in participating startups. Nor do we require participants to relocate. Our virtual program offers unparalleled access to customers and investors in the water industry. 

 

Accelerator Programs

IH2O's annual programs focus on themes representing entrepreneurial opportunities within water

WATER DATA (2016)  

INFRASTRUCTURE (2015)

FOOD & AGRICULTURE (2014)

CONSUMER INNOVATIONS (2013)

WASTEWATER (2012)  

WATER-ENERGY NEXUS (2011)  

WATER EFFICIENCY (2010)

 

PARTICIPATE IN FUTURE ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS

“Since submitting a draft business plan to Imagine H2O in 2009, our company has continued to reap the benefits of this program’s customer and investor networks”
— Peter Yolles, Founder of WaterSmart Software

7th Annual Water Innovation Program

2016 WATER DATA CHALLENGE

Imagine H2O's path-to-market program supports data-driven solutions to water resource challenge. Ten promising data-driven water businesses were selected from a global field of 90 startups in 20 countries to participate in IH2O's 7th annual innovation program. Winning teams will participate in IH2O's rigorous business accelerator, benefitting from cash awards, mentorship, industry exposure, as well as introductions to customers and investors.

 

MEET THE 2016 COHORT

PROGRAM UPDATE: 3.16.16 Ceres Imaging, Apana and Ayyeka receive top honors

“Once again, IH2O attracted an extraordinary field of startups tackling the global water challenge. I am pleased that these 10 companies will benefit from accessing the organization’s connections in the water industry and Silicon Valley.”
— Debra Coy, partner at XPV Water Partners.

JUDGING TEAM

Steve Kloos True North Venture Partners / Leslie Shoemaker Tetra Tech   
Chris Morrison Ecolab Nalco / Peter Williams IBM / Debra Coy XPV Capital  
Paul Gagliardo American Water / Karen Golmer NEWIN / Pierre Côté COTE Membrane Systems
Seth Vance  Hach / Andy Wheeler Google Ventures / Anurag Chandra Noosphere Ventures

 

PARTICIPATE IN FUTURE ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS

MEET IH2O's WATER DATA ALUMNI

Dropcountr   /   Fruition Sciences   /   OndaVia   /   OptiEnz   /   PrecisionHawk   /   TerrAvion   /   Valor Water Analytics   /   WatrHub   / WaterSmart Software  /  Wellntel  

Imagine H2O's accelerator participants represent 1 in every 10 dollars of early-stage investment in the water industry


2016 Water DATA CHALLENGE COHORT

PORTFOLIO

Selection of featured startups from Imagine H2O's previous water innovation accelerators

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