Hidrate Inc. was started by a group of health conscious and dedicated individuals who were passionate about helping people shape healthier habits.
The idea was brought to life at a Google Startup weekend in 2014 in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In just 54 hours, the team built a water bottle that tracked water intake and synced to a mobile app on a smartphone.
The team worked evenings and weekends for 7 months before being accepted into the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator Program powered by Techstars in March 2015. The program was a 3 month-long intensive on-site experience in Kansas City, MO in which 10 mobile-health companies selected from around the world received funding and mentorship to accelerate their businesses.
Now the team works between Minneapolis and Chicago, where they are hard at work bringing the product to life, and staying hydrated.