Did you know that approximately 0.7 billion people around the world lack access to clean drinking water? However, that number was 1.6 billion just 10 years ago. With conscious thought, intense passion and relentless effort, we can help bring that number down to 0. Let's start here-- together!
Join us as we attempt to understand the global water crisis, and engage in a rapid prototyping session led by the consultants at iZone to develop solutions and frameworks to address this pressing challenge. This event invites people from all backgrounds to join under one roof to approach this multifaceted challenge from multiple angles.
Muhammad Miqdad, a senior at the University of Rochester majoring in Chemical Engineering will lead the workshop through the story of his Pakistani clean water startup, PakVitae, which is currently valued at $150M. Through low-cost, off-grid water filters, PakVitae aims to empower 10M people in 3 years with access to clean drinking water. There will be a networking session afterwards to delve into his experience more.
There are 3 paid-internships available for international students who are passionate about changing the lives of their communities back home, and believe PakVitae's product can become the driver of this change. For more information, please attend the session and register your interest.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 8:00pm to 10:15pm
Rush Rhees Library, Barbara J. Burger iZone
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626