Pitchfest finalist teams with extreme explorer in quest for sustainability

Pitchfest finalist teams with extreme explorer in quest for sustainability

Water-to-Go, a developer of a sustainable solution to single-use plastic bottles, hosted the official launch of Ash Dykes’ next expedition, Mission Yangtze, and the Mandarin version of his new book, Mission Possible, in Shanghai.

 

Water-to-Go, a developer of a sustainable solution to single-use plastic bottles, hosted the official launch of Ash Dykes’ next expedition, Mission Yangtze, and the Mandarin version of his new book, Mission Possible, in Shanghai.

The Water-to-Go ambassador is currently in China to promote and make final preparations for his upcoming expedition, to walk the length of the Yangtze River. It will be his toughest challenge yet – estimating to be 4000 miles and will take at least 1 year to complete. This will be Dykes’ third world first and preparations are in place for it to be considered as an official world record. Once again, Ash will be travelling with his trusted Water-to-Go bottle to stay safe and hydrated wherever he is.

Sustainable travel is an important aspect of Ash’s expeditions which is why the connection with Water-to-Go is so poignant. Water-to-Go is the perfect alternative to single-use plastic bottles and a sustainable solution to the damage caused by single-use plastic.

Water-to-Go bottles offer unique filters, ensuring access to safe, clean drinking water from any non-salt water source free of any harmful contaminants, meaning users can save money and protect the planet by not needing to buy bottled water, making it the perfect travel companion.

Dave Shanks, Water-to-Go Founder and Pitchfest 2018 finalist, flew out to China specifically for this event where he also spoke about this iconic moment for Ash and how his expedition aligns perfectly with Water-to-Go’s wider mission and goals.

Along the way, Ash is seeking to also give back to the local communities, promote positively and spread awareness on his expedition. Water-to-Go will join him at key sections along the Yangtze, to provide our filter bottles to communities, in order to reduce plastic and provide them with fresh, clean drinking water.

To find out more about Water-to-Go, please visit www.watertogo.eu

The Enterprise Europe Network team at St John’s Innovation Centre were delighted to work with this exciting and innovative company through the Pitchfest programme.

Pitchfest is a highly focused pitch training and showcase programme, delivered at by Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with The Knowledge Transfer Network and held at St John’s Innovation Centre, aimed at ambitious companies with innovative products & services who have the potential to scale or who are already scaling and are looking to raise between £100k – £1m.

To find out more and apply for the programme, please contact Anna Nadolna on anadolna@stjohns.co.uk