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Eligibility

Are Imagine H2O’s programs right for you?

We develop and sustain a global ecosystem that equips you with the partners, resources, and insights that power your success.

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Startups best suited for our Accelerator and Challenge programs are:

Criteria

  • Less than 7 years in operation
  • Less than $5M in revenue
  • Less than $10M of equity investment

Global entrepreneurs

The program is open to global applicants. However, if a startup is based in or focused on deploying in the Asia-Pacific, we encourage you to explore our IH2O Asia program.

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Startups best suited for our Imagine H2O Asia program are:

Criteria

  • Less than 12 years in operation
  • Less than $5M in revenue
  • Less than $20M of equity investment
  • Earlier-stage applicants from Singapore or the wider region, or market ready solutions from around the globe that address Asia’s water challenges

Global entrepreneurs: The program is open to global applicants that can demonstrate a commitment to building their business in the Asia-Pacific.

Regional/Singapore-based entrepreneurs: The program is open to earlier-stage applicants from Singapore or the wider region.

Market ready solutions that address Asia’s water challenges: While successful applicants may be new to the Asia-Pacific, they must demonstrate a commitment to testing and deploying their solution in the region.

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You will get the most out of our programs if:

You are a startup that is tackling climate change, expanding equity, advancing resource circularity and efficiency, or improving health.

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Our Programs

We support startups throughout their entrepreneurial journey

Our programs support entrepreneurs at different stages and geographic regions. See which one is the best for you.

Accelerator

The Imagine H2O Accelerator equips early-stage water entrepreneurs with the resources they need to develop their solutions, commercialize their technologies, and enter new markets.

In addition to personalized mentor matches, the program will include peer-to-peer learning opportunities through monthly cohort curriculum workshops. This virtual program is designed for entrepreneurs around the world and will require 2 hours from leadership per month in addition to conference and event opportunities.

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Imagine H2O Asia

Imagine H2O Asia unlocks access to water innovation across the region, connecting startups to new markets, partners, and pilot support from our Singapore hub.

This virtual program is designed for entrepreneurs around the world that are looking to address Asia’s water challenges. Startups in this program are paired with region specific mentors and will attend region specific workshops that will require up to 5 hours from leadership per month.

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Urban Water Challenge

The Urban Water Challenge provides comprehensive support for entrepreneurs who are ready to launch and scale solutions that will transform the future of water in coastal cities.

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Hear From The Innovation Ecosystem
Imagine H2O is a catalyst for learning opportunities and building relationships along the value chain. When I have a question or want to learn about something, they automatically connect me with the person who can help me with it.
Louise Parlons Bentata, CEO & Co-Founder, Bluemethane
Imagine H2O works with the top companies in water all over the world. We look to their team to find innovative technologies in the sector, and to help us identify new market trends and cutting-edge startups.
Rainoo Raj Ganeindran, Business Development, Kurita Water Industries
Having the Imagine H2O stamp of approval has been an invaluable asset for our company, giving us access to industry executives, thought leaders, and top-tier investors. In many ways, being an IH2O company gives you an unfair advantage in the water industry.
Aaron Tartakovsky, CEO & Co-Founder, Epic Cleantec
Every aspect of Imagine H2O was well-designed and relevant for a water startup like ours. The opportunity to hear from industry veterans and alumni who understand the unique challenges of growing a business in the water sector was a highlight for us.
Leela Sriramula, Chief Business Officer, SpaceAge Labs
Imagine H2O makes water innovation possible. They sort through the best of the best and provide truly valuable solutions to the water sector.
Megan Glover, CEO & Co-Founder, 120Water
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Important Dates

  • Now: Register your startup to receive information on the upcoming application
  • October – November: Applications Open
  • January: Application decisions are made
  • February: Cohorts begin
  • February – November: Programs are underway
Our Track Record

Over a decade of innovative water solutions

Every additional startup strengthens our global ecosystem of partners, resources, and insights.

196
startups from 20 countries
$1B
raised by our startups
$1.5M
in pilot funding, supporting 40+ projects in 16 countries
55+
tech adopters
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