Buoy Labs at the MIT Water Innovation Prize
By Carrie Kingsley
May 11, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA
Keri Waters and Buoy Labs are honored to have been a part of this competition, and look forward to seeing these innovators become a greater part of the exciting, limitless entrepreneurial work in water.
Being a keynote speaker is an interesting gig. The event chooses the speaker for one of many reasons: area of expertise, relationship to the institution, rising star in a growing industry, or being named George Clooney. (That guy must get asked to keynote everywhere.) Buoy Labs CEO and Co-Founder Keri Waters was honored to give the keynote address at the final pitch night of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 2017 Water Innovation Prize. As an MIT graduate with serious entrepreneurial experience who is building a company in one of the most rapidly-growing industries today, Keri fits the bill for the event’s keynote, but, more importantly, she’s been where these innovators are, and she was impressed by every team that pitched. There’s serious work being done here.
The annual Water Innovation Prize is part of the MIT Water Club, and helps emerging entrepreneurs turn a water innovation idea into a business with access to mentors, research and networks in the water industry. The winning team receives up to $30,000 in funding to help bring their innovation to market. The prize isn’t solely based on a technological innovation; winners with projects based in design, engineering, policy and data analytics have gone on to great success in other national competitions.
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