Ethiopian startup accepted into Silicon Valley water innovation accelerator

Getting water in Jedane, Ethiopia
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This article was originally published by Tom Jackson at Disrupt Africa

As you can see, the tech startup scene in Ethiopia – and Africa in general – is really starting to take off which will result in more jobs and increased efficiencies throughout society.

Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O, where it will receive mentoring and networking opportunities to help it grow.

Imagine H2O aims to help startups develop and deploy innovative solutions to global water challenges, and provides water entrepreneurs with the resources, insight and visibility to launch and scale their businesses.

The accelerator provides access to a global network of industry leaders, and partners with leading utilities, corporations, investors, academic institutions and associations committed to advancing water innovation.

Ethiopia’s Triple Bottom Line Enterprises is one of 12 startups chosen from 180 applications from across the world to take place in this year’s ImagineH2O programme. The company, incubated at iceaddis in Addis Ababa, has developed smartphone-enabled tools for land surveying, pipeline design and network management to develop affordable piped water infrastructure in rural communities. (read more)

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