BNC’s parent company, AquAffirm, is pleased to announce that it has been selected from a highly competitive field of over 110 startups across 29 countries to join the 2020 cohort of the Imagine H2O Asia accelerator. Since its founding in 2009, Imagine H2O (https://www.imagineh2o.org/) has supported over 100 entrepreneurs, providing them with the resources to transform promising water startups into scalable, high-impact businesses. During that period, Imagine H2O has facilitated investments in excess of $500m.
Imagine H2O Asia’s year-long global program is designed to unlock the barriers for startups to transform their technologies into scalable businesses and end-users to validate and deploy solutions for smarter water resource management. Its wide network of mentors (many successful “graduates” of earlier Imagine H2O cohorts) and experts work with the participating companies to hone messaging, link entrepreneurs with sources of funding and build cohesive networks of innovators and end-users for pilot-scale assessment.
During the accelerator programme, AquAffirm will focus its efforts on completing development of its proprietary AquAffirm-As™ digital web-connected test for arsenic and launching it in initial target markets and in linking data from these sensors with its digital mapping platform, AquaFORM™.
Commenting on the selection, AquAffirm CEO Dr David Sarphie said: “We are thrilled to have been selected to participate in such a prestigious accelerator programme, especially in view of the very stiff global competition. We expect participation in this accelerator programme will add tremendous benefit to AquAffirm’s commercial offering and will help link us with other innovators, end-users and investors focused on water-related innovations.
AquAffirm is a London-based product development company commercialising technologies to address global biomedical and environmental issues. Offering both hardware and digital solutions, the company is focused on tackling some of the world’s most intractable problems. With a world class board comprising a PowderJect co-founder (Dr David Sarphie, CEO), a co-inventor of the blood glucose test (Prof Tony Cass of Imperial College), a world-renowned microwave engineer and physicist (Prof Gabriel Aeppli FRS of ETH in Switzerland) and an internationally-recognised former director of large UK laboratories (Prof John Wood FREng), AquAffirm is a leader in developing advanced technology solutions.
About Imagine H2O
Imagine H2O is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers people to develop and deploy innovation to solve water challenges globally. Imagine H2O champions innovative solutions for a water resilient future.
Since its establishment in 2009, the organization’s global accelerator has provided over 100 entrepreneurs with the resources to transform promising water startups into scalable, high-impact businesses.