WaterCitizen 501(c)3 Presents...


The Water Startup Matching Extravaganza!

WaterPitch! matches Water Startup Founders & Entrepreneurs, Investors & Funders, Clients & Startup Programs throughout North America and Around the World to Advance Innovative Solutions for Water Challenges.

Registration Opening Soon for 2024-2025 Events!
See below for details and links to programs from past events!

Sign Up For the Waitlist and to be notified when Registratration Opens HERE:

At this high-energy, high-engagement event,
you will experience the power of matching water startups with investors, funding agencies, and clients through:

Startup Pitches

Well-Prepared Pitches & Exhibits from Cutting Edge Water Startups - Organized into 6 Themes with A Comprehensive Event Guide to Make Startups
Easy to Connect With!

Client Reverse Pitches

Utilities & Industry Leaders "Reverse Pitch" Their Most Pressing Challenges, What Solutions They Seek NOW
How to Get the Contracts or Purchase Orders!

Water Funding Money

Investors and Funding Agencies Reveal their Top Investment/Funding Priorities,
What They Look For in Startups
How to Get the Money!

Register to Attend TODAY!

WaterPitch! Sponsors and Partners

If you are a Water Startup
OR if you are seeking investment opportunities or innovative solutions to solve the greatest water challenges ...

COME to the must-attend
WaterPitch! DC Water Startup Matching Extravaganza!


Water Startups Who Have Pitched Include:

Why Do YOU Need To Be At WaterPitch?

For Water Entrepreneurs

If you are ready to be seen by top agencies, corporations, investors and water advocates to advance your solution in the market, WaterPitch! The Water Startup Matching Extravaganza was created for YOU!

Our Startup-Centric Approach recognizes that Water Startups are the HEROES of the Water Industry with the COURAGE to go out on their own to take out Water's Greatest Challenges!

OUR GOAL is to ensure that EVERY Pitching Startup leaves with at least one potential Investor/Funder or Client (or both!) by the end of the Event!

We go beyond the pitch
to support our startups!

We provide our Startups with:

  • Pre-event Virtual Pitch Prep & Practice Sessions
  • Prep Day In-Person Presentation Coaching to prepare for the Main Event!
  • Audience Choice Best Pitch Awards with
    Voting Results & Comments Provided
  • Matching Support & Introductions Before, During and After the Event
  • Social Media and Press Releases Promoting YOUR Startup!
  • Exhibit Space with Ample Breaks for DIscussion and Demonstrations


Investors! Funders! Clients!

Entrepreneur Support Programs!

Join us for this exciting event if you are seeking innovative water solutions for your investments or funding programs, or to purchase to meet your organization's water-related needs, including:

1. Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors & Investor Groups

If you are an investor looking to put your money into great ideas and focus on Water
- or want to add Water Startups into your portfolio, this is the place to be!

2. Federal & International Funding Agencies, Trade Reps & Foundations

If you support Water Innovations with Funding Programs (e.g. Small Business Innovation Research or "SBIR" Grants), you'll find great candidates for your Funding Programs here!

3. Water Sector Clients

If water is the focus of your work, you'll find soalutions to the latest challenges impacting water, wastewater and stormwater treatment, storage and delivery including compliance with the latest regulations!

4. Industrial Sector Clients

If you are in a high water use/high water impact industry, find innovators who understand your sector and the water challenges you face!

NOTE: We provide "Reverse Pitch Coaching" to Client, Investors/Funders & Supporters!

5. Entrepreneur Support Organizations
(Accelerators, Incubators, Clusters)

Do you offer programs designed to support Water Startups? Find your next Cohort Members here!

Reverse Pitch Opportunities!
By Invitation/Application Only - Apply Here!

30 Reverse Pitch Spots Available
(10 Per Session) for:

  • Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors
    & Investor Groups and Federal & International Funding Agencies, Trade Reps & Foundations
  • Water Sector and Industrial Sector Clients
  • Accelerators, Incubators, Clusters,
    Online Communities

What Is A Reverse Pitch?

Watch this video to find out!

Reverse Pitch Presenters from Past Events:
October 2023 EPA Water Innovation Week Event