ASIA • WATER & SANITATION
JUNE 7, 2021
Many players in the water industry are not acting in tandem and this partnership aims to bring together these key players to create a pipeline of both regional and local tech solutions addressing water-related issues. To achieve this, the Seedstars: Water Nexus will host a series of activities that leverage and connect key stakeholders in Asia across 3 pillars: water, finance and entrepreneurship.
Seedstars will conduct tailored capacity-building activities across Asia to identify, build and grow tech solutions. These activities will come in the form of Seedstars’ ecosystem building programs, including Hackathons, Launchpads and Academy Program, which will be further supported by Waterpreneurs’ thematic water expertise.
“Connecting the pillars of water, finance and entrepreneurship through this partnership with Waterpreneurs is a delightfully unique opportunity and a powerful one too. We strongly believe that this joint offering has an immense opportunity to connect and empower businesses and stakeholders in the water nexus. Through the program’s ecosystem building activities, participants will be able to innovate and create much needed impact through water-related tech solutions. With Waterpreneurs’ impressive track record of executing their “Innovate 4 Water" Marketplace globally, we’re excited to work together to bring this program to life”
Waterpreneurs brings its “Innovate 4 Water” methodology to the partnership, which connects and accelerates local solutions for local water-related issues with entrepreneurs, investors and enablers from the water nexus. Existing solutions are not only given a platform to showcase their offerings but also to meet investors and connect with other key players in the ecosystem. The 2-day forums are designed to provoke major systemic change and to consolidate investment ecosystems in the shortest possible time.
Seedstars: Water Nexus is launching in Q2 of 2021 and intends to run for at least one year. If you’re interested in becoming part of the Seedstars: Water Nexus, please do not hesitate to contact either [email protected] or [email protected]
Seedstars is a Swiss-based private company with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The groups’ activities cover over 90 emerging ecosystems through a variety of initiatives such as the Online Seedstars World Competition, acceleration programs, physical hubs called Seedspace, venture capital investments and company building activities. Seedstars The Documentary is a feature film featuring the company’s vision to give a voice to the game changers of the developing world.
"They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds." - Mexican proverb
Based in Switzerland, Waterpreneurs is a global for-impact organisation supporting the scaling-up of impact investments financing the growth of “water nexus” businesses.
Waterpreneurs acts as a catalyst and mobilises versatile expertise and a global network of influential key stakeholders to accelerate collaborations between existing platforms and scale-up impact in the water nexus, at a local and global scale.
Waterpreneurs has been co-organising a series of “Innovate 4 Water” marketplaces in Africa, Europe and Asia-Pacific over the past 4 years, gathering various types of organisations bringing solutions for water issues (entrepreneurs, investors, enablers).
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GLOBAL • INVESTMENT
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