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The Leading Accelerator for Water Innovation

Imagine H2O selects 12-15 water technology startups globally to participate in the annual Accelerator. Imagine H2O's year-long program provides remote access to mentors, in-person marketing and visibility activities, and introductions to a global network of customers and investors. Participants are not required to relocate. 

Scroll down to meet the 2019 Accelerator companies, and for more details on the program.



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Meet the 2019 Accelerator Companies

13 companies were selected from a global field of 250+ water startups from 46 countries

“On World Water Day, Imagine H2O Celebrates the Visionary Entrepreneurs in its 10th Annual Accelerator”



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A virtual accelerator and customer validation platform

Startups benefit from the resources to secure financing, boost market visibility and identify deployment opportunities globally

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"Imagine H2O's SF Week resulted in more useful introductions to customers, investors and potential partners than we were able to achieve in over one year of operations"


Orianna Bretschger

CEO, Aquacycl (IH2O '18)



Emily Hicks

President, FREDsense Technologies

"Imagine H2O's accelerator has fundamentally changed the way we thought about growing our business. An absolute must for any entrepreneur in the industry"


2018 Judging Team


Steve Kloos   |    True North Venture Partners

Catherine Ricou   |   Suez

Chris Morrison   |   Morrison Water

Debra Coy   |   XPV Water Partners

Andy Wheeler   |   Google Ventures

Paul Gagliardo   |   Independent

Adam Tank   |   Industrial Optic

Nick Dyner   |   Moleaer

Snehal Desai   |   Dow Water & Process Solutions

Gary Kremen   |   Santa Clara Valley Water District

Mitchell Presser   |   Freshfield

Pierre Côté   |   COTE Membrane Separation

Sameer Mithal   |   WaterHealth International

Alex Hain  |   Wincubator

Patrick Flynn  |   Salesforce

Christoph Kullman  |   Xylem

Jonathan Cato  |  Suez

Leslie Shoemaker   |   Tetra Tech

Peter Wiliams   |   IBM             

Karen Golmer   |   MIT

Graeme Jarvis   |   Johnson Controls

Biju George   |   DC Water

Sead Bajrovic   |   Grundfos

Helge Daebel   |   Emerald Technology Ventures

Andy Wales   |   Formerly SAB Miller

Dr. Dirk Brusis   |   Skion

Dr. Reinhard Hübner  |   Skion

Henrik Laursen   |   AMI Global

Michael Sesko   |   Formerly Climate Corp

Nicole Neeman Brady   |   Renewable Resources Group

Paolo Zacchi  |   Xylem

Josh Haacker  |   AquaTecture

Usha Rao-Monari  |   Blackstone