Ethiopian Startup Accepted into Silicon Valley Water Innovation Accelerator

28 Mar 2017
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Addis Ababa March 28/2017 Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises (3BL) has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator Imagine H2O, where it will receive mentoring and networking opportunities to help it grow, Disrupt Africa Reports.

Imagine H2O aims to help startups develop and deploy innovative solutions to global water challenges, and provides water entrepreneurs with the resources, insight and visibility to launch and scale their businesses.

According to the report the accelerator provides access to a global network of industry leaders, and partners with leading utilities, corporations, investors, academic institutions and associations committed to advancing water innovation.

Ethiopia’s Triple Bottom Line Enterprises is one of 12 startups chosen from 180 applications from across the world to take place in this year’s Imagine H2O program.

The company, incubated at iceaddis in Addis Ababa, has developed Smartphone-enabled tools for land surveying, pipeline design and network management to develop affordable piped water infrastructure in rural communities.

The startup’s latest product, Flowius, combines analytics with a radically affordable design methodology to improve access to water for households and farms.

Triple Bottom Line Enterprises and the other 11 startups accepted into the cohort showcased their solutions at the WaterGala ‘17 event, attended by over 350 industry executives, investors, utility managers, government officials and sustainability experts.

All 12 companies will now benefit from cash awards, mentorship, industry exposure and introductions to customers and investors during the program.

 

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