Buy a GiveMeTap metal water bottle, download the app, and a person in Africa gains access to clean drinking water. Google for Entrepreneurs has played a key role in GiveMeTap’s success from the beginning. It offered Founder Edwin Broni-Mensah a space to build a tight-knit team as well as an opportunity to be mentored by Google. Edwin says, “I’ve wanted to do this since 2010, and I’m really happy it’s what I’m doing today. Google has been instrumental in it all.” Meanwhile, GiveMeTap has won 18 business awards and is selling to corporations in countries across the globe, including the USA, Singapore and Switzerland. The company has sold 35,000 water bottles and, since May 2014, revenue has doubled. Best of all, though, GiveMeTap has helped over 5,000 people in Africa gain access to clean drinking water.
The Lovie Awards would like to honour Edwin Broni-Mensah with The Lovie Emerging Entrepreneur Award for starting the incredible social enterprise GiveMeTap right from his dorm room at university, and for using the Web to help people get access to clean water.
A social enterprise with big ambitions to create a world where drinking water is free to all, is appearing in the Bullring this week.
A prerequisite for any business to grow is to improve their technology and GiveMeTap are no exception. With the release of the social enterprise’s new Android & iOS App this month, they hope to make a splash and give consumers easier access to water while transforming the image of social enterprises.