Pipeline H2O, the award-winning water technology commercialization program managed by The Hamilton Mill, has announced its 2018 class, which includes the following companies:
- Cerahelix – ceramic pico filtration products used for high purity filtration.
- Drop Water – an innovative way to make and distribute bottled water that was designed from the ground up to be as efficient and sustainable as possible.
- Folia Water – creating a new $1B+ category: fast moving consumer goods water filters for the 3 billion people who make $2 – $10/day.
- GeoInteractive – deep tech company automating the job of critical sewer inspections.
- Micronic Technologies – MicroEVAP™ uniquely separates contaminants from water using mechanical evaporation, vapor compression, and condensation with increased throughput at reduced complexity and cost.
- Water Warriors – first no-expansion-needed solution for water treatment plants fighting the losing battle of removing nitrogen and phosphorus from water.
- WINT-WI – water IoT metering & data analytics solution for Commercial Real Estate and Utilities.
The call for applications for the 2018 class was initiated in September 2017 and ran through November 2017. 80 applications were received from across 6 continents representing 20 different countries.
Pipeline H2O’s application review process included multiple rounds of evaluations to select the class of 7 companies. The evaluations were conducted by a diverse committee comprised of a cross-section of water experts (Greater Cincinnati Water Works, The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, City of Hamilton Water, Confluence, Butler County Groundwater Consortium, U.S. EPA, University of Cincinnati) and entrepreneurial leaders (Hamilton Mill, Cintrifuse, Queen City Angels).
“We are thrilled with the quality and quantity of the applicants for this year’s Pipeline H2O class,” said Rahul Bawa, Chairman of Pipeline H2O and The Hamilton Mill. “The high quality of the applications made it very difficult to select the members,” “The Greater Cincinnati region has some of the best water resources and municipal water in the nation and we are looking forward to making a substantial impact for each of these companies to find customers and generate revenue.”
The Pipeline H2O program will run from February through May 2018 and will introduce the selected startups to various value-add resources throughout the region. Pipeline H2O 2018 will culminate with a Demo Day on May 24, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio.