We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Under 30 Impact Challenge is Drinkwell.
Drinkwell is a market-leading water technology company operating in India and Bangladesh that is combating the arsenic, fluoride, and iron water contamination crisis in the region. Drinkwell’s technology has been used to deploy 231 systems via 17 franchises that provide over 1 million liters of safe drinking water to over 250,000 people, while creating 500 jobs with zero reported cases of arsenicosis and/or fluorosis across India and Bangladesh.
Drinkwell will receive $500,000 in value from The Rise Fund and Forbes. The Bridgespan Group will also support Drinkwell by offering pro bono impact strategy consulting services.
The Under 30 Impact Challenge attracted nearly 200 submissions from businesses operating in 100 countries around the world.
A few snapshots of our applicant pool:
Other founders are citizens of Afghanistan, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, China, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Italy, Iraq, Jamaica, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, and Tunisia.