12 April 2010
A University of Manchester Student has started a new business based on converting bottled water drinkers to tap water. Edwin Broni-Mensah, who is doing a PhD in Mathematics, devised a branded GiveMeTap bottled and persuaded 26 cafes and restaurants to offer users free refills.
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.