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.
promising innovators at the nexus of the
climate and water sectors.
about the nature, progress, and scale of small and growing enterprises in the region
to Caribbean water-tech entrepreneurs to enhance the scalability of water-tech innovations
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.
Entrants’ submissions are due at 5 p.m. on July 14, 2023. Late entries will not be accepted.
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 Mentorship; Business Modelling; Technical Writing and Scope of Work Development; Supply Chain Development; Product Development, Refinement, and Diversification.
Holistic Environmental Assessment; Market Research and Market Analysis (including base of the pyramid); Missing Markets; Partner Identification and Partnerships.
Graphic Design, Branding, and Website Development; Media Training and Presentation Coaching; Policy and Advocacy.
Materials Science; Gender.