WomensNet News

March 5th 2014

Fast Company Features Former Grant Winner, Refresh Water Technologies

We just wanted to give a quick shoutout and congratulations to Eliza Becton of Refresh, our Amber Grant winner from last June.

The not-yet-30-year-old Eliza, her team, and their more eco-friendly Refresh water vending machine project were featured in this Fast Co. article, A Water Vending Machine That Minimizes Bottling’s Nasty Side – which is sure to give them a big boost in awareness.

The Refresh uses a collapsible container that allows vending operators to stock five times more bottles in a machine, and that fills up bottles on-site, filtering water from the tap.

Eliza Becton - Refresh Water Technologies Founder

Eliza Becton – Refresh Water Technologies Founder


Can we go ahead and say that we bought into them before they took off? Because we totally did.

We’re really excited to have been a part of this project, even in a small way.