With their first customer lined up, a letter of interest from the Environmental Protection Agency, and a recent First Place win at the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, Social Enterprise Greenhouse Accelerator graduate HMSolution Inc. is experiencing every startup’s dream: success. Achievement did not come easily, but was made possible by a brilliant idea, supportive mentors, perseverance, and the ambition to do well and do good as a company.
PROVIDENCE — Margaret Lengerich, an industrial engineer from Chile who always wanted to start a company, has won the top prize in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition.
Lengerich moved here in 2012 to pursue a master’s degree at Brown University. In Brown’s innovation management and entrepreneurship program, Lengerich learned about a technology invented by a Brown scientist that helps remove arsenic and other toxic chemicals from drinking water.
Margaret y Constanza Lengerich son dos hermanas que desarrollaron un sistema simple y económico para descontaminar el agua de arsénico y otros elementos que actualmente siguen presentes en miles de lugares y generan importantes enfermedades.
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Margaret y Constanza Lengerich recibieron un premio por su empresa HMSolution, que trata el agua potable para remover contaminantes tóxicos.
HMSolution es el nombre de la empresa creada en Concepción, actualmente radicada en Estados Unidos, que obtuvo el premio Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, de 16 mil dólares en efectivo, 26 mil dólares en servicios a la empresa, y adicionalmente 25 mil dólares por ser el proyecto más destacado de la línea de emprendedores.
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Noticias UDD: Ex alumnas UDD ganaron concurso en Estados Unidos. Margaret y Constanza Lengerich recibieron un premio por su empresa HMSolution, sistema de tratamiento de agua potable para remover contaminantes tóxicos.
UDD News: UDD Alumnae won a competition in United States. Margaret and Constanza Lengerich received a prize for their company HMSolution – water treatment systems to remove toxic contaminants.
We are so happy to be named top winner of the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition 2015!! We received $66,200 in prizes – $15,000 in cash and $26,200 in professional and consulting services as the Entrepreneur Track winner, plus a $25,000 bonus cash award at the Garage Event at the Rhode Island Convention Center yesterday evening. Below, you can find some pictures of the exciting moments we lived yesterday!
We would like to thank the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Accelerator team, Brown University
Our CEO presenting HMSolution at the WaterVent Conference 2015 in New York to a crowd of 300 people, including investors, entrepreneurs and EPA authorities from the water industry. Also, Sally Gutiérrez, Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program Director from the EPA, talked about the new opportunities for disruptive water technologies.
Seven finalists have been chosen in the 2015 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition, and will share $200,000 in prizes when winners are announced next month. HMSolution is 1 of the 3 finalists in the Entrepreneur Track!
The finalists have proposed businesses that address problems in the consumer, environmental, health care, information technology, and software industries.
All finalists will briefly present their business idea at an Awards Ceremony, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, at The Garage, a half-day business development conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center, to which the public is invited, after which the winners will be announced. Please join us!
After the EPA changed regulations on the acceptable amount of arsenic levels from 50 parts per billion to 10 parts per billion, Arvin wells fell out of compliance. Residents are told to avoid drinking it, using it to cook and wash dishes with and even bathe in. In the short term, families are forced to buy bottled water or fill up atwater stations like Watermill Express.