Sanitation Economy Accelerator
Since 2016 the Toilet Board Coalition's specialised corporate accelerator program has been supporting entrepreneurs with bespoke mentorship, partnership and the visibility to scale their sanitation economy businesses.
More than toilets alone, we look for commercially viable businesses across the Sanitation Economies - including innovative sanitary-ware infrastructure, products & service providers; toilet resource collection, treatment, and transformation (circular resource recovery and up-cycling to water, energy, nutrients; and digital applications for sanitation and preventative healthcare.
Participants in the annual Accelerator programme are building a new sanitation sector for the future.
2019 Accelerator Cohort
Arrebol is an early stage waste management company based in Peru that has product offerings including dry toilets for rural and urban households as well as fertiliser.
Eram Scientific Solution, India
Eram Scientific Solution’s “eToilet” is India’s first automatic, unmanned, electronic public toilet is the most innovative product in the automated public Sanitation market. Through this unique product, our attempt is to address the inherent challenges of hygiene and sustainability of public sanitation and bring in whole cycle approach from entry to waste treatment, with conservation of water and resources at its core. eToilet is developed on a holistic convergence of the latest technologies; which is cost effective and suitable for the geographic and demographic patterns of any location. It has adopted the concept of “Internet of Things” (IoT) for monitoring and proper upkeep and has integrated a comprehensive O&M mechanism to sustain operations.
H20 Sanitation, South Africa
H20 Sanitation (formerly known as IHlala Water) is a Circular Sanitation Economy based in Durban South Africa. They specialise in flushable off-grid sanitation in peri urban and rural areas. They combine Micro-flush toilets with small, Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems to bring waterborne sanitation in non-sewered regions.
Liquid Gold, South Africa
Liquid Gold is an exciting high growth company in the circular economy for sanitation waste with global patents, unique internal processing secrets and manufactures dry urinate only toilets for both male and females. Our focus is to save our precious water resources and create new products from toilet resources (human waste) in a simple and cost-effective manner. LiquidGold was founded in 2016 by the CEO and Founder Orion Lee Herman, multiple award-winning entrepreneurs and now Global Winner of Get in the Ring 2018 (for the best innovation, passion and team category). (https://getinthering.co/global-meetup-2018-our-winners/).
Pit Vidura, Rwanda
Pit Vidura is a sanitation logistics company and we’re professionalizing the world’s dirtiest job in the world. They develop tools and technology, then they train and equip employ historically marginalized waste workers to provide safe services. They use their business as a live lab to develop improved tools, technology, and systems that make safe services affordable and efficient, even for the poorest of the poor.
Plataforma Verde, Brazil
Plataforma Verde is a Blockchain as a Service software that is recognise Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum that control the entire chain of production, process costs, technical standards and waste management, providing a real time compliance, audit and regulatory attendance helping municipalities and companies to accelerate sustainable production.
WASE is accelerating wastewater treatment, to accelerate access, energy production and treatment time. Our SaniWASE System provides a circular approach that accelerates solid waste removal while increasing biogas generation. The technology is modular, creating a ‘Lego Brick’ approach to wastewater treatment.
Bhumijo is a social enterprise based in Bangladesh. With fast economic growth urbanization in the country is faster than ever. Due to the lack of public toilets, women usually drink less water and delay voiding which is a major cause of UTIs and kidney diseases. Focusing on women, we provide complete Public Toilet Services including Planning, Design, Research, Construction and Maintenance.
Pennine Energy Innovation, South Africa
Based in South Africa, Pennine Energy Innovation houses the SavvyLoo which is a portable desiccating toilet with integrated mobile dessiccation system that provides output to be used as compost.
The social impact of the businesses supported by the Accelerator Programme are measured based on their business performance in delivering the increased access, use and adherence to improved sanitation.
In 2018 we have added additional metrics related to the cohort businesses’ invest-ability and therefore prospect to reach scale and therefore optimising societal impact. These metrics address the health of the organisation, operational indicators, investment indicators and overall impact. The focus of implementing the metrics this year is to develop a baseline of all organisations that have gone through the TBC Accelerator programme. This baseline will allow the TBC to assess growth on a quarterly basis for all current cohort members, and biannually for alumni cohort members that continue to work with the TBC.
We welcome investor interest in the new and exciting sectors of the Sanitation Economy.
In 2017 the Toilet Board Coalition created an Investment Review Sub-Committee of investors interested in the emergent sanitation economy sectors.
The objective of the Committee is to:
To review sanitation economy deal flow via the Toilet Board Coalition Accelerator on a quarterly basis for investment interest.
Facilitate co-investment deals between investors with differing risk appetites.
Explore innovative investment mechanisms that will provide more efficient investment to the sector.