SAN FRANCISCO — Imagine H2O, a nonprofit organization that supports market-based solutions to water challenges, has announced the finalists of its fifth annual business innovations competition, according to a press release from The Sacramento Bee.

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Twelve companies were selected to advance to the second round to compete for over $200,000 in cash and admittance to the Imagine H2O Accelerator program, the release reported.

The winners and runners-up will be honored at Imagine H2O's Entrepreneurship Showcase and World Water Day celebration on March 18, noted the release.

According to the release, over 70 start-ups from 11 countries submitted entries related to Imagine H2O's current Food and Agriculture theme.

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"Entrepreneurs are responding to a growing demand for water innovations that contribute to global food security," said Imagine H2O Chief Operating Officer Scott Bryan. "This field is rapidly evolving and Imagine H2O is excited to be working with some of the most promising technology startups addressing the food and agriculture sector's water needs."

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