8 April 2010
Young Manchester Entrepreneur Edwin Broni-Mensah has been awared £1,000 to help him develop his GiveMeTap business. The 24-year-old's enterprise enables people with his branded bottles to receive free tap water refills from cafes and restaurants in the city. The cash boost has been awarded under the Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas programme.
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.
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.