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Think Bigger.


How would you Solve the World's Biggest Problem?

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Think Bigger.


How would you Solve the World's Biggest Problem?

1 Billion

people without clean water.

1 Million

children die from diarrhea.

2.5 Billion

people without sanitation.

 

Clean Water is a 19th Century Problem.

 

The technology, expertise and ideas exist to solve it. Although billions of dollars a millions of hours have been spent trying to solve this problem, we are still a long way from universal access to clean water and sanitation. The Archimedes Project incubates revenue generating enterprises that leverage existing technology, cross-sector collaboration, local partnerships and a relentless focus on scale and financial viability. Join Us.


 

One man can move the world given a strong enough lever and a firm point on which to place it. - Archimedes

 
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Approach


Technology + Ideas + Expertise + Scale

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Approach


Technology + Ideas + Expertise + Scale

The Archimedes Project believes that world has the technologyideas and expertise necessary to get water and sanitation to the bottom billion and that these resources must be used as leverage to solve this problem.

We are committed to bringing together groups of dreamers, thinkers, makers and doers from across sectors to design and launch large scale and financially sustainable clean water social enterprises. We are committed to launching, iterating those ideas on the ground and scaling what works.

 

Ideation Lab

An Injection of New Ideas

We bring together professionals, students, experts and judges to design a scalable water or sanitation enterprise in an identified country. Over three days, they work intensely to design a practical, scalable business model. Within one year we launch. In 2013, we designed and launched Community Chlorinators in Haiti.

 

Co-Founder Lab

Opening to the World

For our next enterprise, we will be accepting applications from entrepreneurs who want to build a social enterprise that can address the issue of water or sanitation in a country with which they are strongly connected. In 2015, we will select one co-founder.  Stay tuned for details!

 

From Concept to Launch

ideate // incubate // launch

The Archimedes Project not only catalyzes the ideation process for these social enterprises, but also work with the entrepreneur as a co-founder to refine the business plan, build partnerships, identify funding, mentors and staff. With the co-founder, we launch the enterprise within a year of beginning the incubation process and work closely to iterate the business model and find a path to sustainable scale. Join Us!

 
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Support


The Archimedes Project continues to grow with the support of many individuals and organizations. Are you ready to join us?

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Support


The Archimedes Project continues to grow with the support of many individuals and organizations. Are you ready to join us?

We have an amazing corps of interns, volunteer consultants and advisors. Join us and share your talent and time to change the face of international development.

Donations large and small are essential for the Archimedes Project to build and seed the next generation of clean water social enterprise.

 
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