Floji is a student startup that is developing a smart water filter for tourists that want to drink tap water abroad, but are unsure about the quality and safety of the water. With Floji, tourists don’t have to buy bottled water, but drink high quality, filtered water straight from the tap instead. This saves up to forty kilograms of plastic waste for every Floji and, not at all unimportant, money for the consumer. Last month Floji took home the audience award at the Startup Tech Event 2017.
The Startup Tech Event is part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) Tech Centre. During a special minor program, tech students learn to start and develop their own business. Experts and coaches teach the young students about the different aspects of entrepreneurship and (online) marketing. You can read more about the Tech Event here.