Ontario Water News

Imagine H2O Announces 2018 Accelerator Cohort

Imagine H2O, the San Francisco-based non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs accelerate business opportunities, has announced its cohort for 2018. In the accelerator roster are two Canadian companies serving the wastewater sector: Montague, Prince Edward Island-based Island Water Technologies and Kitchener, Ontario-based H2nanO.

An independent panel of industry experts and investors identified an elite group of startups to participate in Imagine H2O’s 2018 Accelerator. More than 200 companies from 36 countries applied to the organization’s ninth annual program.

Through the evaluation process, Imagine H2O’s network of experts collectively provided more than 2,500 comments to the applicants — underscoring the organization’s efforts to advance informed innovation in the water sector.

These startups demonstrate considerable commercial promise in addition to their impact potential on the 2018 challenge areas: scarcity & resilience, water efficiency, utility operations, monitoring & treatment, and data & analytics.

Launched this January, the 2018 accelerator companies begin a 10-month program that includes access to customer validation opportunities via Imagine H2O’s Beta Partners Program, investor introductions, industry visibility and mentorship. The participants will be honoured at Imagine H2O’s WaterGala 2018 on March 14 in San Francisco.

For details about the full 2018 cohort, click here.