Green Stop’s Hydration Station Takes Top Spot at 2019 AquaHacking Challenge

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An innovative water station that was a hit among Montreal concert-goers this past summer took top prize at the 2019 AquaHacking Challenge.

The Green Stop team—Rachel Labbé-Bellas, Bode Agagu, Brendan Carberry, and Oliver Yshii-Landry—took home $20,000 for its outdoor festival bottle filling station.

“It’s really satisfying to win. That’s five months of really hard work paid for,” Labbé-Bellas said. “I was really proud. And I was just happy to have any type of financial support at the beginning. It’s so hard for startups to get any type of support.”

Green Stop created a solution for large outdoor events to reduce dependence on single-use water bottles. Purpose-built fountains designed to quickly fill bottles that require only a connection to the municipal water system.

The team has designed the water stations to allow for minimal lineups to make it the preferable option for concert-goers looking to keep hydrated and tested its prototype at the 2019 Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal.

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