Announcing the Toilet Board Coalition 2023 Accelerator Cohort

We are excited to welcome the 2023 Accelerator Cohort – a diverse set of businesses tackling different areas of the Sanitation Economy. Through the programme, disruptive entrepreneurs will be guided by corporate mentors providing capacity-building support who will simultaneously learn from the on-the-ground gatekeepers of real-time insights and action – strengthening strategy and sustainability, collaborating for innovation with purpose.

“One of my highlights this year was selecting the 2023 Accelerator Cohort. Closely engaging with entrepreneurs from around the world who actively contribute to solving the sanitation crisis was enlightening. We are excited to announce the 9 businesses selected, from 6 countries, active across the sanitation value chain. This thorough selection process would not have been possible without the support of our founding corporates, Unilever, LIXIL and Kimberly-Clark. I look forward to working with the SMEs next year in a joint effort to grow the Sanitation Economy.”

Lindelani Xaba, Accelerator and Pipeline Manager at Toilet Board Coalition

Absolute Water 

Founded in India, in 2016, Absolute Water builds STPs treating 6 Mn litres daily, for industries, residences and municipalities. Their earthworm-based technology is sludge-free, low-energy and chemical-free. Absolute Water now plans to launch a mobile STP-on-wheels bringing clean water wherever it is needed.


Founded in South Africa, in 1986, Amalooloo manufactures, constructs, installs and maintains a dry toilet that separates urine and faecal matter at the source. The Faecal matter is composted. The company targets underserved communities and schools.

Arena Team

Founded in Tanzania, in 2018,  Arena Team produces eco-friendly building materials made from recycled plastic waste for the construction of pit latrines, water tanks and septic tanks. The plastic is collected from beach cleaning. The company targets low-income communities.


Founded in India, in 2015, BasicShit builds dry toilets from plastic waste. The company installs its toilets in public areas and events, and has served over 300,000 users to date.

Cresa Greentech

Founded in India, in 2021, Cresa Greentech makes eco-friendly, hot-water-soluble sanitary pads. Their pads are biodegradable and chemical-free. Cresa aims to provide complete end-to-end sustainable menstrual hygiene management services.

Gasia Poa Waste Management

Founded in Kenya in 2010, Gasia Poa is an integrated city-wide waste logistics SME that provides safely managed pit emptying, solid waste management, as well as access to clean water to low-income communities. Gasia Poa services 225 pits annually and provides clean water to 300 people.

Inora Biotech

Founded in India, in 2012, INORA Biotech is an end-to-end composting solutions provider treating organic and human waste for industries, households and governments. They generate organic compost and sell it to farmers, gardeners and nurseries.


Founded in Indonesia, in 2019, Jamban has developed a mobile application that helps people locate and access the nearest clean public toilet. Jamban also helps toilet operators and janitors to monitor and maintain toilets easily, ensuring cleanliness and hygiene.


Founded in Ghana, in 2016, WASHKing produces, supplies and installs stand-alone toilets coupled with a biodigester. The company also offers pay-per-use services. WASHKing targets households, communal restrooms, private offices, institutions and schools.

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