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Give Me Tap!

Clean water in Africa, one bottle at a time

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YC Graduate GiveMeTap Offers Free Water And Footfall Data For Stores, And It Helps Africa
March 20, 2015
GiveMeTap is a new graduate of the Y Combinator accelerator with a rather clever idea. It sells and produces stainless steel water bottles that you can use to get free water refills from participating local cafes and restaurants, which are located by using the GiveMeTap App (iOS & Android). You just walk in, find the water station and fill up or ask someone at the counter. The mobile app will even track your water usage.
Inside London's Silicon Roundabout
February 13, 2014
It’s where I meet Edwin Broni-Mensah, 28, the inspired and impassioned CEO of GiveMeTap, a brilliant mash-up of social activism and entrepreneurial smarts that aims to replace plastic bottles in the West with reusable stainless steel versions and to simultaneously bring clean drinking water to all corners of Africa.
Entrepreneur with a thirst for success
October 22, 2013
Realising this would be rather an expensive endeavour should he only buy bottled water, Broni-Mensah would ask shops and cafes to refill his bottle with tap water. He was regularly turned away, which got him thinking about access to water. He became aware how complacent we are about clean, fresh water in the UK, and how hard it is to get clean water in Africa, where his parents were brought up. The idea for GiveMe Tap was born.
Social enterprise keeps commuters happy and healthy with free water
October 9, 2013
As this wonderful hot weather continues, the GiveMeTap team have been gearing up to launch a new campaign to help people beat the heat. My idea for the latest GiveMeTap campaign, MindTheTap, was born last summer, during the London 2012 Olympics.
How free water in Britain could help hydrate Africa
October 9, 2013
In his quest for a healthier lifestyle, Edwin Broni-Mensah embarked on a grueling fitness regime requiring him to consume four to five liters of water a day. And from this sparked an an idea that could improve access to water not just in the his native UK, but also 4,000 miles away in Ghana.
Breaking the cycle of paying for water
October 1, 2013
“My mission is not to kill bottled water”, insists Edwin. “There will always be a market for mineral water, and that is fine. What we do is to try and serve another market alongside it.”
Free tap water: Will cafés be persuaded by a man with a bottle?
August 15, 2013
‘What was equally frustrating, with both my parents being from Ghana, was knowing that millions of people don’t even have that access. We have it but we’re denied and told to drink expensive bottled water instead.’
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