Here’s an article about the SXSW conference from Popular Mechanics (Tom Foster). Here’s an excerpt:
STARTUP SHOWCASE: NOT-FOR-PROFIT SOCIAL IMPACT
Open Water Foundation, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, is a social enterprise that builds open-source software that helps people and organizations conserve water resources. The collaborative, open-innovation model frees groups from relying on government funding or self-funding to build smart water solutions. The result, in theory, is a focus on solving shared problems, which increases both cost-effectiveness and overall usefulness.