About the Startup:
Aavalor GreenTech is developing sustainable water filtration technology to replace inefficient and costly reverse osmosis systems -- the industry standard. Our filtration technology is a graphene-based composition that effectively removes toxins, heavy metals and event salt (lab tested) at the nanomolecular level. We aim to create a global impact on the water crisis (UNSDG 6) by providing a filtration solution to rural parts of the developing world that are without electricity, and we strive to deliver a profitable, sustainable solution to the wastewater and desalination industries. In less than one year's time since incorporation, Ian Shepardson (CEO, USA) and Aryan Aviraj (CTO, India) developed a united team under a strong, yet adaptable business plan, and a disruptive technology; supported by our strategic advisor, Prajwal Nirwan (International Patent Attorney, UK), we are poised to take over the water sector and improve the lives of billions. Spanning three continents and connecting the developing to developed parts of the world, our team has made tremendous progress within 1 year -- imagine the progress we will make when we are together.
Ian (CEO) is a social entrepreneur who is interested to provide impactful and profitable business solutions to the world; a graduate from the world-renowned entrepreneurial institute, Babson College, Ian is a skilled Business Development professional.
Aryan is a marine engineer by profession who used his technical expertise to develop a solution to the problem of water access, as he experienced these issues firsthand. Aryan has a knack for using his Marine Engineer degree from India Maritime University to create innovative solutions to today's problems.
Prajwal is an international patent attorney from the UK, with 10+ years of experience. He leads the security of our technology.
Problem and Opportunity:
Imagine waking up in the morning, grabbing a drinking glass out of your cupboard and filling it with fresh water. A standard way to start your day, right? Well for 1 in 3 people around the World who lack access to clean drinking and sanitary water, this is a luxury. Did you know that at most, 40% of water is purified through our modern filtration practices? And not only that, 76 million tons of carbon emissions are emitted annually in the current desalination processes.
The solution? A sustainable nanotech filtration system. Through the forces of gravity (no electricity required), our patent pending technology filters 95% of water and is proven to remove most heavy metals, toxins and even salt to a drinkable level.
What makes our startup unique?
The team. We met virtually, identified with our compatible mindsets, personalities and skillsets, and work as a cohesive unit, regardless of gaps in geographical distance and time zones.The dream: earn a profit and create a global positive impact.
Our go-to-market plan is twofold:
We aim to replace Reverse Osmosis systems and build new filtration technology for government and non government organizations around the World, to supply filtration solutions for areas of the developing world that lack access to clean drinking/sanitation water (UNSDG 6).We aim to replace Reverse Osmosis systems and build new filtration technology for government and non government organizations around the World, to supply filtration solutions for areas of the developing world that lack access to clean drinking/sanitation water (UNSDG 6).
We will also replace Reverse Osmosis technology in the open market; up against well-established technology in the filtration market, the shipping industry is our initial target sector. Between the pressures placed by EU sustainability regulations, and the fact that many small to medium sized vessels are equipped with inefficient and/or inoperable filtration systems, there is a great need for new sustainable filtration technology within this market.
Traction & Milestones:
Call to Graphene Competition Winners: access to a graphene laboratory, all expenses paid, in Spain for product development (TRL 4 -> TRL 6).SBC Sustainability Cohort 2022
15,000 EUR from SBC
Beginning of 2023 we aim to raise 500,000 EUR.