Request for Startups: Water

by Y Combinator1/3/2017

We’re optimistic we will beat climate change. But, at the same time, we need to prepare for things to get worse.

One area we think a lot about is water—natural fresh supplies could be at serious risk around the world. We’re close to a tipping point where technology will let us make clean water extremely abundant and cheap. We will create more than enough clean water for everyone in the world, for any use necessary.

We’d love to help founders working on this problem get there faster. Ideas could range from lower-cost desalination plants, novel purification technologies, smart irrigation systems, mechanisms to reduce water usage, or something completely different.

We’re now reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so you can apply here now.


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