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Nadya Nguyen of HidrateSpark (Sprint ’15) has had a unique entrepreneur’s journey: she first traveled through the Techstars network as a participant in a Twin Cities Startup Weekend and then continued when she was accepted into the Sprint Accelerator in 2015.

HidrateSpark is a connected water bottle that syncs with your phone to track your daily water intake. It’s been called “the water bottle of the future” and has been covered by Fast Company, Forbes, Mashable and Buzzfeed.

Nadya, a 2014 business graduate from University of Minnesota, has entrepreneurship in her blood. Her parents were entrepreneurs in Russia with the mission to help give their children the best opportunities possible.

Now, Nadya and her team at Hidrate are building ways to help people improve their health starting with the HidrateSpark water bottle. Order your water bottle here and check out this 60 second video on Nadya below!

You can learn more and watch Techstars Founder Spotlights here.


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Megan Sweeney Megan Sweeney
(@himegansweeney) Megan is the Director of Video Production at Techstars. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Cinema/TV Production in 2004. Megan freelance directed, shot & edited various TV shows and web videos, and won three regional Emmys for “Directing” & “Youth/Children” categories.



  • Gary Martin

    Pity Nadya dosnt deliver the goods. Consumers have paid for the product and it isnt shipped. Excuse after excuse about shipping delays. They have our money but we dont have a product.I might be all the way here in Australia, but I will keep commenting and tracking down my product. I dont like to see anyone ripped off. We backed Nadya, the least she could do is come out from behind the web and tell us where our products are.