The Global Entrepreneurial Revolution

10 of the world's hottest start-ups in 2016

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This year's Global Entrepreneurship Week includes 165 countries and roughly 10 million people. One of its marquee events is the annual Startup Open competition, a global competition that gives entrepreneurs a virtual stage in which to pitch their ideas. This year, founders from 101 countries submitted 1,018 start-ups for consideration. Seventy-three percent are from outside the United States.

Featured here are some of tomorrow's most promising from around the globe — the 2016 Startup Open finalists. These 10 finalists will connect with mentors over the next four weeks before the winner is announced on Jan. 5. The winner receives a free trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, where they will present on stage at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress.

BrighTap, Israel

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BrighTap is a smart water meter sensor that monitors water quality and consumption. The internet-of-things (IOT) meter can be attached to any standard water tap, pipe or hose and helps users enjoy cleaner water while reducing their water bills.

BrighTap provides data of water quality and consumed water quantities using analytic algorithms and turbine technology that measures water flow with accuracy to +/-4 percent. The product's d