Beer giant AB InBev is out to tackle global sustainability issues. The company recently announced its 100+ accelerator, a program for start-ups working on the most pressing global issues from clean water to renewable energy. Maisie Devine, Global Director of AB InBev's 100+ accelerator, joined Cheddar to discuss this new initiative.
Bluewater, a global leader in innovative water technology and solutions, announced a US$500,000 investment in Microlyze, a helping to oversubscribe the current seed round to more than $1.5M. “The Waterlyzer is a complete game changer, allowing consumers to discover what they are drinking and enabling communities to uncover potential threats while helping authorities to act before an incident becomes a crisis….
Startups Reimagining Water-Resilient Cities. The 160 entrepreneurs who shared their solutions with Imagine H2O's Urban Drinking Water Challenge showed what's possible. From solar-powered desalination kiosks to urban groundwater monitoring tools, the competition received applications from 37 countries offering a range of innovative drinking water solutions for fast-growing, water-scarce cities. The Evaluation Committee selected Microlyze as one of three winning startups to receive pilot funding awards to validate and scale its business in urban communities globally.
Rockies Venture Club has been a terrific experience from the beginning. The Angel Capital Summit offered unique exposure to many savvy angels in the region. We are thrilled to have RVC as a participant in our seed round and are excited for the benefits that will come with their support.
Kaufman says that while people might pay only peripheral attention to a crisis in Flint or a far-off city, seeing real results in their own kitchen will change how they view water contamination and push for solutions.
Congratulations to our 2018 Frontier Pitch Competition winner, The Microlyze Corporation!