Aqualyst Cohort 2 Launch

August 8 from 4:00-6:30pm PT
Ever wish you had real-time water quality data? Do you dream about energy-generating wastewater treatment? Are you an advocate for smarter, more resilient, and integrated water systems? Then we've got the vent for you! Connect with our 7 teams of bold innovators and diverse water innovation community leaders from across the region. At the very least you'll walk away with a full belly and a new vision for what's possible for water in the Pacific Northwest.


Aqualyst Cohort 2 Launch

August 8 from 4:00-6:30pm PT
Ever wish you had real-time water quality data? Do you dream about energy-generating wastewater treatment? Are you an advocate for smarter, more resilient, and integrated water systems? Then we've got the vent for you! Connect with our 7 teams of bold innovators and diverse water innovation community leaders from across the region. At the very least you'll walk away with a full belly and a new vision for what's possible for water in the Pacific Northwest.


Your Individualized Catalyst

Aqualyst is a business and technology catalyst, providing customized services that spark and streamline high-impact water technology innovation. We collaborate with early to mid-stage companies to understand your unique needs and accelerate your growth via pilots, sales, and licenses with less capital, time, energy and risk.

We’ve hand-selected a trusted network of advisors, investors and resources to drive water tech business development in the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID, MT, BC, Alberta) and nationally.

Check out more on the Pacific Northwest's unique water innovation ecosystem.

Individualized Not Curriculum Driven

Aqualyst is customized to each company. If a company has already mastered investor pitches, then we won’t waste their time with a cookie-cutter trainings. We identify where their greatest potential is then develop targeted goals and support.

Focused on Business Development

Aqualyst prioritizes pilots and business development to help companies secure projects and customers that will both catalyze and sustain their growth.

Flexible & Outcome Driven

Start problem-solving and build rapport with companies from day one,with a week of in-person ideation and strategy development. Then continue tocollaborate virtually. We love Seattle, but we know you have better things todo then sit on a plane every week.


To explore either Aqualyst or Aqualyst A La Carte email our Program Manager, Marielle at

Cohort 2

Ever wish you had real-time water quality data or contaminants like arsenic and heavy metals? Do you dream about energy-generating wastewater treatment? Are you struggling to get increased capacity and efficiency out of your water or wastewater treatment plant while coping with limited funding and an aging workforce? Are you an advocate for innovative stormwater solutions?

Then check out our current cohort of 6 transformative drinking water, wastewater and stormwater solutions.


FREDsense utilizes tunable bacteria that can provide ultra-sensitive measurements of trace chemicals in a water sample (down to 1 ug/Lppb). Their portable fieldkits are fast, with results in less than an hour, sensitive and require minimal training to use. FREDsense currently offers sensors for arsenic, iron and manganese. This platform technology can be developed to detect virtually any chemical that interacts with a living organism. They also have a field acidity(acid capacity) kit for mining and related applications.


ANDalyze develops and markets analytical instruments that enable real-time and point-of-use, near-lab-quality measurements of contaminants in water, at levels below USEPA regulations, using DNA-enzyme-based patented sensors.  The US EPA ETV validated technology is a universal platform that offers simple, fast, inexpensive and reliable measurement of trace metals in water as well as other targets including bacteria, viruses and chemicals such as pesticides.  Currently, ANDalyze offers a custom-built handheld, portable fluorometric instrument, with single use sensors for lead,uranium, copper, mercury, zinc, and cadmium. However, given the market pull for, continuous monitoring, ANDalyze has developed an on-line, unattended configuration which is expected to be released for sale shortly.


EMAGIN uses data and machine learning inside an operational intelligence platform to help water and wastewater treatment plants and networks work more reliably and efficiently. EMAGIN's data-driven solution provides operators with real-time,actionable insight to get ahead of dynamic conditions and peak events. In doing so, EMAGIN helps facilities enhance reliability, prepare for emergencies and drive down operational costs upwards of 15 percent.


PaverGuide™is a structural base for paving systems that is installed faster and cheaper than the stone it replaces, and at 90% void, provides a massive rain water reservoir and expansive infiltration surface. The company is also piloting a structural filtering media that can be substituted for the stone subbase. Early testing of the media is promising and shows it can remove 89% of phosphorous,74% of zinc, and 55% of copper. The PaverGuide permeable pavement system and the filtering media offer designers a low-cost tool for handling stormwater quantity and stormwater quality.


MICROrganic has developed the first scaled manufacturing platform for microbial fuel cells (MFCs). The platform uses naturally electrogenic microbes to treat wastewater,reduce sludge and remediate nitrogen and phosphorus, while generating excess direct-current electricity. VIVA completely eliminates aeration, its cost, and associated greenhouse gases from wastewater treatment. This platform technology is also suitable for wastewater desalination, waste-to-energy, nutrient and ionized metals removal, septic treatment and basic sanitation. The technology can be installed in new facilities or retrofitted to existing infrastructure.


eSteamG provides end-to-end steam system optimization working directly with plant staff. Focused on cost-effective modifications of the existing systems performed during scheduled periods of plant-wide maintenance, their recommended tune-up components are designed to lower power and water usage and improve steam delivery to critical operations to improve production efficiencies. Many of the older systems that will remain in use for years to come can benefit from critical system upgrades to become more efficient throughout their remaining life cycle. The firm’s systems optimize the steam distribution and condensate return systems and associated processes across pulp and paper, oil and gas,chemical industries and wood products.  

Our 14-week Timeline


Are you a utility, end-user or investor interested in learning more?

Email our Program Manager, Marielle at

Collaborate with Industry Pioneers

Collaborate with industry pioneers who have invented cutting-edge technologies, commercialized 40+ new products, navigated global licensing agreements and launched internationally renowned companies spanning the water sector and diverse industries.

Just to Give You a Taste
Dave Paulson

Dave is a pioneer and 45-year veteran in water treatment-focused technical development and a factor in the membrane industry  growth. Involved from the start of Osmonics’ membrane technology, he built its R&D department and leadership in applications development for the reverse osmosis, nanofiltration and ultrafiltration technologies through their technical and commercial infancy through today’s accepted. As Corporate R&D Director for Osmonics, then GE water, Dave led the design, development and commercialization of 16 water treatment product lines, through both internal development and acquisitions.

Teri A. Floyd

Dr. Floyd has been performing environmental investigations and cleanups since the late 1970’s. To date, she’s led the clean-up for more than 20 superfund sites across the country.  With degrees in both chemistry and engineering, she brings 40+ years of experience in environmental conservation. Teri is truly a pioneering female entrepreneur in the industry and has owned and exited 3 successful environmental companies, including Floyd | Snider, the region’s leading environmental engineering & strategy consulting firm.

Craig Doberstein

Craig is President of CPD Solutions, and prior to that he was the Director of Water Resources at Herrera Environmental. Craig has over 20 years of experience working with all aspects of stormwater management in the Pacific Northwest. This includes stormwater and watershed planning, stormwater regulation and guidance manual development, BMP design and performance monitoring, water resource policy and regulatory development, low impact development, and stream restoration and dynamics. Craig has been recognized regionally for his unique expertise in solving regional stormwater challenges, leading to roles as a stormwater technical expert on significant regional projects and committees. 

Randy Truby

Randy is a global thought leader and entrepreneur in membrane marketing, development, application and manufacturing. Over the last 45 years, he has led numerous large-scale desalination systems globally. He formerly served as VP of Aqua Media Ltd., CEO of Fluid Systems Corporation, VP of Hydranautics/Nitto, CEO of Toray Membrane USA and CEO of NeoTech Aqua Solutions. He also drove international collaboration and innovation as the President, VP, and Chairman of International Desalination Association (IDA), American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA), and Affordable Desalination Collaboration (ADC), respectively.

Interested in potentially serving as a mentor? Email our Program Manager, Marielle at

Our 14-week Timeline


Explore Aqualyst

Aqualyst is designed to accelerate your growth, not distract from it. That’s why Aqualyst is customized to you, predominantly virtual, and provides ongoing support after the foundational 14-weeks. 

Explore the tabs below, for additional insight and if you have more detailed questions please don't hesitate to email our Program Manager Marielle at

Aqualyst Code of Conduct

Aqualyst collaborates with innovative early to mid-stage water companies spanning the water sector from drinking water to stormwater to wastewater and beyond.

Just to Give You a Taste
Commercial company expanding into a new industry, the U.S., or the Pacific Northwest
Start-up looking to accelerate your growth
Established company launching a new technology or spin-off

Want More Information? 
PureBlue is constantly building our water innovation network and resources, so in addition to Aqualyst there may be other ways we can help catalyze your growth. Email our Program Manager, Marielle at and we’d be thrilled to connect!

Aqualyst's core 14-week program is designed to catalyze your growth, while also giving you the flexibility to continue actively managing your company.

In-Person | Seattle/Tacoma
  • Collaborate
    with industry experts in hands-on workshops
  • Refine and challenge your business strategy
  • Define individualized objectives for the core program (e.g., pilots, investment,licenses, etc.)
  • Select your personal advisor from our network of industry pioneers
  • Tackle your thorny challenges and co-create opportunities during weekly advisor meetings 
  • Learn from Aqualyst alumni and other companies in the Cohort
  • Leverage Aqualyst’s network of industry-leading water entrepreneurs, customers, pilot sites, manufacturers, etc.
In-Person | New Orleans
Aqualyst will feature you and your company at WEFTEC, the world’s largest water exhibition.
Continue to tackle challenges, collaborate with your advisor and leverage PureBlue’s Network 

Last Week:
  • Wrap-up your individualized objectives (e.g., pilots, sales)
  • Refine key priorities and a roadmap for the next 6 months

Aqualyst partners with you to ensure both your immediate and long-term success:

No Upfront Cost & Pay for Success

There’s no overhead cost to participate. Aqualyst only receives a small success share of projects we generate and help you close.

Aligned Incentives

Equity is a powerful tool for aligning incentives. Accordingly, we are committed to your growth and success for your company's entire lifetime.

Lifelong Access

Welcome to the PureBlue family!
As family, you have lifetime access to our network and support.

Our initial application for Cohort 2 closes April 30. The selection process is competitive, but the initial application is relatively quick (about 2 hours). We know you're busy running and growing your business!

Here's what you can expect for the application process overall:


We're seeking mindful entrepreneurs and transformative technologies.
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