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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 the enterprise and begin to test it.

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.

From Concept to Launch

ideate // incubate // launch

The Archimedes Project not only catalyzes the ideation process for these social enterprises, but also works 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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Join Us


Ready to Make a Big Difference?

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Join Us


Ready to Make a Big Difference?

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.

Our co-founders are the heart of our work. You understand your country and are dedicated to improving it. We help you launch and grow smarter. 

 
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Opportunities


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Opportunities


We Move Fast.

The Archimedes Project is based on the idea that we can gather the best people and ideas to solve one of the worlds biggest problems. We look for people who like to get things done and work with them to challenge the dogma of the field of international development.

 

Are you interested in moving fast and making change? We are a remote team and accept pro-bono consultants and interns at any time of the year. Check out our current projects and join us.

 

Current Projects:

  • Water and Sanitation impact and market research
  • Archimedes Project University development
  • Co-Founder Lab development
  • Kouzin Dlo expansion
  • #disruptID expansion
 

Position Types:

 

Summer Fellow

Graduate students join a social enterprise co-founder for the summer to launch or support the expansion of the enterpise

Consultant

Professional or graduate students works on a well defined project for 2-6 months

Intern

Students that work closely with a team member over 1-2 semesters to develop a project.