ImagineH2O, the water innovation accelerator, champions entrepreneurial solutions for a water resilient future. Since 2009, the organization has provided more than 150 entrepreneurs with the resources, insights, and visibility to transform early-stage water startups into scalable, high-impact businesses.

“We are thrilled to have Bertzman Social Ventures as an official Portfolio Advisor of Imagine H2O’s Accelerator program. We have paired them with a company in our 2021 cohort, Blue Tap, who will benefit greatly from the investment firm’s expertise in WASH financing, particularly in Africa,” said Ellie Barker, Program Manager of the accelerator.

Blue Tap of Cambridge, UK has created a flow-dependent doser that automatically inserts the correct amount of chlorine into the water supply to ensure it meets drinking quality standards. The technology is designed to be easy and cost-effective to produce, install, and maintain in low resource settings.

Francecsca O’Hanlon, CEO of Blue Tap remarked, “We appreciate the opportunity to engage with Imagine H2O and Bertzman with the hope that this effort can accelerate our growth and impact on the African continent.”

“The runway from invention to commercialization can be long and bumpy for emerging enterprises. We look forward to sharing our experience along with feedback and guidance as needed,” commented Neil Berman, co-founder of Bertzman Social Ventures.