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Young Entrepreneurs Building Water and Gas Startups

Fresh, young minds are coming together to build socially conscious businesses to help make the world a better place. Check out these young entrepreneurs building water and gas startups that are innovative and already helping to change the world.
1. Sunit Mohindroo and Ahmed Badruddin, Co-founders, WatrHub Inc.
Mohindroo and Badruddin are the brains behind a water data mining company called WatrHub Inc. WatrHub Inc. was started due to a lack of organized water data in the market. The Toronto based company wanted to solve this frustrating problem by pulling water data from the internet and sorting it into a standard format that companies can easily use for their benefit.
Mohindroo says, “A lot of this data has been stored for years, but we didn’t have the technology to mine it like we do now.” The information WatrHub Inc. produces is valuable to water utility companies and startups and vendors in the water industry who are looking for market intelligence about potential clients.
2. Taylor Conroy, Founder, Change Heroes
Taylor Conroy
Conroy is the inspiring, Vancouver-based founder of Change Heroes, an online, for-profit, fundraising platform. Conroy, who was originally a firefighter, took a life-changing trip to Africa and realized he wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. He committed to building a school in Kenya and used marketing tactics that allowed him to raise $10,000.
He applied these tactics to produce Change Heroes, an online fundraising platform that makes it easy for anyone with the intention to make a difference to impact hundreds of children in the developing world in as little as three hours. By rallying one person to engage their network to give $3.33 a day for 3 months they can raise $10,000. This includes giving children access to clean drinking water.
3. Daniel Flynn, Co-Founder, Thankyou Water
When Flynn was 19, he decided he wanted to do something big to change the world. And he did. He is the co-founder of Thankyou Water, a bottle of water that when purchased provides at least one month’s worth of water to someone in need.
Thankyou water, which is sourced from a pristine spring at Mt Tambourine in the Gold Coast Hinterlands, Australia, funds the production of water wells, bio-sand filters, water tanks, water pans and gravity-fed water solutions. To date it has helped 132,661 people in 270 villages in 13 countries.
4. Gordon McArthur, Co-Founder, Forerunner Research Inc.
At age 28, McArthur founded Forerunner Research Inc. with two friends and his earth sciences instructor David Risk. The company that is expected to double in size this year builds technology to seek out gas, in particular carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere and trapped in soil. This information helps environmental researchers, policy makers and oil and gas companies measure carbon dioxide and develop strategies for improving safety and environmental standards.
According to Risk, what sets Forerunner Research Inc. apart from its competition is its ability to calibrate better through smarter computer programming. Now that they are ready to grow their company, they are looking to purchase new calibration equipment and are looking for partners.

TNphoto Tatsuya Nakagawa
Tatsuya Nakagawa is the VP of Marketing and co-founder of Castagra Products, a storage tank and wastewater coatings manufacturing company that is highly acclaimed for its sustainable coatings and cold weather coating applications. Castagra products are NSF-61 certified and are used by the world’s top water and wastewater contractors.