Imagine H2O provides water entrepreneurs with the resources, insight and visibility to launch and scale successful businesses. Our virtual program offers unparalleled access to customers and investors in the water industry. 

IH2O does not take equity in participating startups. Nor do we require participants to relocate. 

IMAGINE H2O IS THE PROVEN PATH TO MARKET

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

WATER DATA (2017)  WATER DATA (2016)  INFRASTRUCTURE (2015)  FOOD & AGRICULTURE (2014)

CONSUMER INNOVATIONS (2013)  WASTEWATER (2012)  WATER-ENERGY NEXUS (2011)  

WATER EFFICIENCY (2010)

 

JUDGING TEAM

Steve Kloos True North Venture Partners / Leslie Shoemaker Tetra Tech / Chris Morrison Ecolab Nalco / Peter Williams IBM / Debra Coy XPV Capital / Seth Vance Hach / Andy Wheeler Google Ventures / Anurag Chandra Noosphere Ventures Paul Gagliardo American Water / Karen Golmer NEWIN / Adam Tank  GE Water & Process Technologies / Graeme Jarvis Johnson Controls / Nicholas Dyner Heartland Technology Partners / Biju George DC Water / Tao Bindslev Rebel Impact Lab / Sead Bajrovic Grundfos / Snehal Desai Dow Water & Process Solutions / Helge Daebel Emerald Technology Ventures Rob Leclerc AgFunder / Gary Kremen Santa Clara Valley Water District

 

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Mentorship &
Insight

Access an unrivaled network of industry veterans and experts

Customer &
Investor Access

Engage leading commercial, industrial and municipal customers

Industry
visibility

Showcase and network at the largest industry conferences including ACE and WEFTEC

 

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 & CEO
WaterSmart Software
(IH2O '10)

Imagine H2O's track record with data driven startups, combined with its insight and connections in the water sector, allowed us to efficiently navigate the market during a critical time of growth.

CHRISTINE BOYLE
FOUNDER & CEO
VALOR WATER ANALYTICS
(IH2O '15)

In addition to customer and investor access, we’ve benefited from Imagine H2O’s network of experts who understand the unique financial and technical aspects of building a water technology business.

Ashwin Madgavkar
Founder & CEO
Ceres Imaging
(IH2O '16)

Imagine H2O is currently closed to new applications

Please register your startup to learn about upcoming programs

WATER DATA CHALLENGE

Imagine H2O's path-to-market program supports data-driven solutions to water resource challenge. Twelve promising data-driven water businesses were selected from a global field of 180 registered startups in 30 countries to participate in IH2O's 8th annual innovation program. The selected startups advance to Imagine H2O's rigorous business accelerator, benefitting from cash awards, mentorship, industry exposure, as well as introductions to customers and investors.

2017 ACCELERATOR

JUDGING TEAM

Steve Kloos True North Venture Partners / Leslie Shoemaker Tetra Tech / Chris Morrison Ecolab Nalco / Peter Williams IBM / Debra Coy XPV Capital / Seth Vance Hach / Andy Wheeler Google Ventures / Anurag Chandra Noosphere Ventures Paul Gagliardo American Water / Karen Golmer NEWIN / Adam Tank  GE Water & Process Technologies / Graeme Jarvis Johnson Controls / Nicholas Dyner Heartland Technology Partners / Biju George DC Water / Tao Bindslev Rebel Impact Lab / Sead Bajrovic Grundfos / Snehal Desai Dow Water & Process Solutions Helge Daebel Emerald Technology Ventures / Rob Leclerc AgFunder / Gary Kremen Santa Clara Valley Water District

 

2016 ACCELERATOR

“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.
 
 

Imagine H2O’s accelerator offers its participants access to a growing network of Beta Partners—leading industrial, agricultural and municipal customers committed to supporting and deploying water innovation. This exclusive channel to early adopters of water technology enables IH2O companies to validate and scale their businesses globally. 

Industry Partners
Water Utilities & Agencies
Alliance Partners