, which has a franchise model for local, low-cost production and sales of clean water in the developing world, was named a $100,000 diamond winner at the fifth-annual MassChallenge
in Boston in October. The world's largest startup accelerator, MassChallenge awarded more than $1.75 million in grants and $10 million of in-kind prizes in 2014. Drinkwell was elected the 2014 Audience Choice award winner at The Venture Forum’s Five-Minute Pitch contest last March.
Since 2010, the 617 startups accelerated by MassChallenge have raised $706 million in funding, generated $404 million in revenue and created 4,800 jobs.