Today’s Killer Startup: HidrateSpark
HidrateSpark is a smart water bottle that helps you drink more water.
Why It’s A Killer Startup
I’m obsessed with water bottles. I know, that’s kind of weird, but anyone who knows me knows that I always have a water bottle with me. I have an almost obsessive fear of being dehydrated, mainly because I just feel so terrible when I haven’t had enough water. It’s not worth it. It’s much better to just make sure I always have a water bottle with me.
But I just realized that in terms of water bottle awesomeness, I’ve been settling with my regular old BPA-free metal one. That’s because HidrateSpark recently came across my inbox and I have one word: Whoa.
HidrateSpark was originally conceived of at Startup Weekend, Minneapolis, by founder Nadya Nguyen. Less than 54 hours after her pitch, Nadya had a working prototype of a water bottle that tracked water intake and synced to a mobile app. That was followed by a run in the Spring Mobile Health Accelerator Program, which is run by Techstars, and then a Kickstarter campaign where they raised $700k.
Basically, they’ve been kicking ass.
The bottle itself comes in six different colors and is made from BPA-free plastic. It keeps track of how much water you’re drinking and records the data on your phone. It even recommends a customized water goal for you, and will remind you if you’re not getting enough – both via the app and the bottle, which glows when you need more water. What the WHAT?
So if you’re obsessed with water bottles like I am, or even if you just know you’re not getting enough water on your own, head over to HidrateSpark and get in line for your own smart water bottle.
This smart water bottle GLOWS when you’re not drinking enough H20. WHAT?? @HidrateSpark