We would like to execute a strategic takeover of Watervent brand and further development by strong partners from the industry, services, uitilities, foundations, clusters/regions, investors ....who acknowledgement the credibility of our forum series throughout 11 years. Any ideas and suggestions welcome

Matching water tech corporates and diverse investors, clusters, incubators.... with water tech innovators (incl. related sectors such as ag, indoor farming, aquaculture, blue bioetch, algae, horticulture....food e.g. meat substitutes....)
stage agnostic.

Not for funding only - also marketing & client attraction pitches welcome

In addition, you will receive the list of attendees to facilitate networking afterwards.

Schedule 2021 (subject to amendments)

  • March 31st
  • May 31st
  • September 30th
  • November 29th

Watervent Facts (download PDF)

Potable clean water availability is crucial.

The actual crisis makes us aware (again) of the relevance of water infrastucture. Running 10 years of WaterVent we acquainted with thousands of innovators in the sector –
b2b and b2c.

WaterVent can be perceived as a Corporate Venturing Forum in the water tech nexus. Water technology innovators have to cope with two main challenges:

  • I. funding (by VC, corporates, charities & foundations, Family Offices, private individuals, public grants & loans)
  • II. detecting and convincing (first) Clients (application references!) - industrial corporates, farmers, real estate owners and utilities which are open minded (courageous?) to give new and - often - disruptive technologies a trial

WaterVent is a platform dedicated to matching innovators and these two groups by showcasting water technology innovations to those who are in need of and/or who want to engage in.

What is special about WaterVent? ... in our success story

# of new leads

* = new leads
entrepreneurs with
potential Clients and
investors reported

Berlin: 56*
Geneva: 66*
Leuuwarden: 45*
London: 78*
Regensburg: 45*
Zurich: 90*
Philadelphia (5): 329*
Ras Al Khaimah (UAE): 76*
New York City: 85*

What is special about WaterVent?

  • we want to present some 40 entrepreneurs
  • we welcome any stages
  • we welcome any water related businesses incl. neighbouring sectors (like blue and green biotechnology, agriculture, forest sciences…)
  • we are coaching all entrepreneurs the day before
  • we are focussed on matching; only small amount of keynotes & general speeches
  • we attract also “hidden” industrial (corporate) investors
  • we are independent and a platform only provider
  • we are targeting a global audience
  • we attract also water tech entrepreneurs from upcoming regions like India, South Africa, China, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Russia
  • Based in Berlin we want to bring in german water tech expertise and are happy to assist in the access to german and european water technology sector

„Water is not virtual: You can not suck water from the internet!”

Ulf Leonhard, Initiator of WaterVent

The first matchmaking platform in water technologies designed to bring exclusively (sic!) water technology (and those related in the water nexus) entrepreneurs and investors together in an exclusive, non-conference, one-on-one setting in order to accelerate growth by support in attracting (first) clients, assess business opportunities and facilitate financing in the water sector.

WaterVent differentiates its offering by:

  • covering all  stages – unversity spinoff, seed to series B and C funding
  • welcoming adjacent sectors (blue biotech, aquaculture, roof gardening, urban farming…..)
  • matchmaking of innovators, investors and potential users
  • rendering a global visibility to all relevant water tech experts, investors, corporates, incubators, clusters, foundations


WaterVent’s growing success in six years

The organizers in their 6th Watervent in RasAl Khaimah, UAE
The organizers in their 8th Watervent in BakerHostetler’s Manhattan Office

The Global Risks Landscape 2015
Impact and likelihood of global risks on reports.weforum.org