JUNE 7TH - 8TH, 2023

LLoyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, St. Michael - Barbados

LLoyd Erskine Sandiford Centre,
St. Michael - Barbados

The Water for All Pitch Competition is calling entrepreneurs and startups in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean to submit innovative ideas to power the Caribbean’s water tech revolution.
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development's Eastern and Southern Caribbean's office. The competition aims to raise regional awareness and drive action to promote water sector resilience in the face of climate change and other hazards affecting the region.

The Water for All Pitch Competition will recognize and reward exceptional enterprises from both youth innovators and mid-stage businesses, driving transformative solutions for the future of water usage. Eligible countries include Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Identify & Fund

promising innovators at the nexus of the
climate and water sectors.

Explore Market Activity

about the nature, progress, and scale of small and growing enterprises in the region

Provide Visibility

to Caribbean water-tech entrepreneurs to enhance the scalability of water-tech innovations

Connect Water-Tech

entrepreneurs to global investors and mentors and an ecosystem of business development support


where water technological solutions are developed for increased resilience to climate in areas such as floods and droughts


solutions in areas such as pollution reduction and environmental degradation


wastewater technology solutions that increases efficiency and enables water reuse thereby promoting communities to access new resources


water technologies that promote access to clean water for remote communities and/or improve the quality of water services


The Pitch includes a $50,000 USD cash pitch purse in total for winners and runners-up, and support in identifying assistance with customized acceleration services.

One $25,000 USD prize for the Grand Pitch

Address priority issues facing
the water sector

One $15,000 USD prize for the 1st runner up

One $5,000 USD prize for the 2nd runner up

Five innovator pitch finalists will be shortlisted from the submissions received to participate in-person in a pitch room in Barbados. They will be provided with travel support to facilitate attendance.

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Prospective competitors should read the eligibility criteria outlined herein to confirm their entries will be reviewed by the judges.


The three pitch winners will be provided with non-financial support in the form of a brokering unit and technical assistance unit. The integration of these functions is expected to support innovators more holistically, facilitate quick feedback loops, agile management and mutual learning processes. Winners will be connected to international accelerators post pitch event.

Business Development

Business Mentorship; Business Modelling; Technical Writing and Scope of Work Development; Supply Chain Development; Product Development, Refinement, and Diversification.

Market Assessment

Holistic Environmental Assessment; Market Research and Market Analysis (including base of the pyramid); Missing Markets; Partner Identification and Partnerships.

Public Relations & Communications

Graphic Design, Branding, and Website Development; Media Training and Presentation Coaching; Policy and Advocacy.

Technical Expertise

Materials Science; Gender.

Travel Services

Conferences/Investor Workshops/Meetings.