H20 Challenge will not only bring together the top ten most disruptive startups in the water industry but also some of the world’s greatest leaders, influencers and mentors in this challenging sector.
Once the selection process finishes and the participating teams are personally notified the final resolution, these ten startups will enter an online period where they will get to meet each other, the different organizers and what it takes to join the H20 Challenge program. In order to offer a unique experience, a set of online sessions will be organized to motivate the finalists, create a powerful sense of connected community and, what is more important, provide them with detailed information about the H20 Challenge experience.


This program has been carefully designed by combining the outstanding experience in education and entrepreneurship of IE Business School and the action of Panama in the global innovation scenario. It includes a intense week in the City of Panama with an impact weekend in different areas of the country and a final global demo day where these ten selected startups will prove the world how they are abut to disrupt the water industry.
H20 Challenge is just an outstanding opportunity for you to move forward with your business project, meet globally recognized innovators, serial entrepreneurs and investors and develop a powerful action plan to effectively face the water challenge.



The acceleration program will take place in the City of Panama in July, 2018. In order to create a diverse and incredibly enriching experience for all the participants, H20 Challenge will be hosted at the City of Knowledge, one of the world’s largest innovation ecosystems and the global reference for entrepreneurship and social impact in Latin America.