NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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. 


 PROGRAM BENEFITs

Customer &
Investor Access

Engage leading commercial, industrial and municipal customers

Industry
visibility

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

Mentorship &
Insight

Access an unrivaled network of industry veterans and experts

Imagine H2O's 8th annual accelerator is open for data-driven water startups. Apply by Nov. 7, 2016.


IMAGINE H2O IS THE PROVEN PATH TO MARKET

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

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

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

WATER EFFICIENCY (2010)


“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)

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE NOV. 7, 2016

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

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

Track Imagine H2O's portfolio companies on AngelList

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 portfolio companies to validate and scale their businesses globally. 

Industry Partners
Water Utilities & Agencies
Alliance Partners