H20 Challenge is a global pioneering program created with the objective of identifying and empowering the top ten entrepreneurial projects with disruptive, viable and sustainable solutions within the water industry. Be part of this revolutionary innovation contest that will accelerate the world’s most promising startups facing one of humanity’s greatest challenges.
Through a unique acceleration program specially organized by IE Business School in collaboration with the City of Knowledge in Panama to offer a transformational experience that will help these selected projects understand the current situation of the water sector, validate their business models, improve their managerial, sales and financial tools and establish a solid strategic action plan to better scale at a global level while generating positive impact in society.
WHY H2O CHALLENGE?
H20 Challenge is the living proof of how one of humanity’s greatest challenges can be transformed into extraordinary opportunities for entrepreneurs across the world.
Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.
A child dies every 8 seconds from water-related disease.
Today, at least 400 million people live in regions with severe water shortages.
Most of the world’s people must walk at least 3 hours to fetch water.
Of all the water on earth, only 2.5% is fresh water.
Freshwater animals are disappearing five times faster than land animals.