Aquipor

Revolutionizing Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Aquipor

Revolutionizing Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Spokane, WA
Clean Technology
Climate change is wreaking havoc on critical infrastructure in our cities. AquiPor's advanced permeable surface technology and engineering solutions are being developed to mitigate stormwater runoff pollution and urban flooding in our cities. AquiPor's technology manages stormwater naturally, helps recharge groundwater, and replenishes aquifers.

$696,097

raised
$1,069,101
previously crowdfunded
985
Investors
$50.4M
Valuation
$2.75
Price per Share
$250.25
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$3.93M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$696,097

raised
$1,069,101
previously crowdfunded
985
Investors
$50.4M
Valuation
$2.75
Price per Share
$250.25
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$3.93M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

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Reasons to Invest

Market Opportunity & Timing: The U.S. is poised to spend over $1 Trillion on infrastructure over the next decade with a focus on green investments in water, renewable energy, and broadband.
Green Technology: AquiPor’s proprietary technology not only manages stormwater runoff right where it falls, but it is produced with reclaimed materials and an extremely low carbon footprint.
Team: AquiPor’s founding team has deep experience in the stormwater and green infrastructure sectors and its advisory board consists of industry experts spanning the construction, building materials, and financial industries.

How AquiPor Plans to Revolutionize Green Infrastructure In Our Cities 


Climate change is wreaking havoc on our natural water systems and stressing the physical infrastructure in our cities unlike any time in history. Brought on by unpredictable weather, stormwater runoff pollution and urban flooding have become two of the most pervasive environmental issue that cities face today. It is estimated that U.S. cities are responsible for discharging over 10 TRILLION GALLONS of untreated stormwater, wastewater, and sewage into clean water bodies every year. With most of the landmass in cities covered by impermeable surfaces such as streets and sidewalks, the threat of urban flooding occurs each time it rains. At the same time, some U.S. regions are experiencing unprecedented droughts. When it does rain in these areas, it's critical to get this stormwater back into the ground naturally to recharge groundwater supplies.


AquiPor’s permeable hardscape material is being developed to allow stormwater to flow through it at high rates, while filtering dirt and debris on the surface for easy maintenance. Our technology can transform traditional hard surfaces- such as streets and sidewalks - into natural drainage systems that manage stormwater right where it falls. In conjunction with our engineered system design, AquiPor plans to turn whole neighborhoods into stormwater infiltration corridors and ease the burden on existing water infrastructure.

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*The brick shown here is a prototype that is still being developed

Our Natural Water Systems Are being Threatened By Storm Water Pollution, Urban Flooding, and Aquifer Depletion

Unpredictable weather events are dropping more rain in much less time and the impervious street and sidewalk infrastructure of our cities prohibits rain from soaking into the ground. The result is destructive urban flooding and huge volumes of polluted runoff that ends up in clean waterways every year.


The combination of urbanization, increased average rainfall, and deteriorating infrastructure is threatening clean water sources throughout the U.S.


Urban flooding from stormwater is displacing entire communities and the National Climate Assessment estimates that more than 300,000 properties in the U.S., worth approximately $136 billion today, could be rendered unusable by routine flooding.


At the same time, the Western United States is experiencing a megadrought where groundwater depletion is threatening the water security of regions throughout the West. When it does rain, it has become more critical than ever before to capture and manage stormwater naturally in order to recharge aquifer supply.



AquiPor's Game-Changing Permeable Surface Material and Engineering Technologies



*The above is a rendering of a future product. Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is still currently under development.

AquiPor has integrated its permeable concrete technology with a novel engineering approach to manage large volumes of stormwater from roadways, parking lots, and alleyways.  AquiPor’s permeable surface technology features the strength and durability of traditional concrete, but features water flow rates that allow large volumes of rainfall to pass through it naturally while sifting out particles, dirt, and debris commonly found in stormwater.


Underneath AquiPor's permeable hardscape surface, our permeable detention tanks receive water from the upper surface area and allow it to slowly dissipate into natural soils, ultimately moving filtered stormwater back to the aquifer. With engineered design based on the geotechnical and hydrological characteristics of a given location, we are developing our solution to help communities address a number of water-related challenges - from improving water quality, to mitigating urban flooding and recharging aquifers.

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*The brick shown here is a prototype that is still being developed

Our advanced solution to old-school concrete embodies a fraction of the carbon footprint that normal concrete does, but still maintains strength and durability that rivals high-strength concrete and features permeability rates that can handle most 100-year storm events. Unlike existing permeable pavements, this material features sub-micron porosity and has shown the ability in internal tests to filter out the majority of sedimentary pollution without clogging.


AquiPor permeable material is precast and can be made in an array of sizes and colors, ranging from large sidewalk panels to smaller architectural pavers. Its production process uses reclaimed construction aggregates and DOES NOT use highly pollutive petroleum-based or portland-based cements.





US Infrastructure Spending Will Eclipse $1 Trillion

As the U.S. looks to revamp critical infrastructure in the face of climate change, Billions will be spent to improve water infrastructure in the next ten years, with an estimated $32 Billion needed specifically for municipal stormwater upgrades each year.


As more cities adopt Green Infrastructure approaches as part of their stormwater management plans, the projected value of the global permeable pavement market is expected to eclipse $22 Billion by 2026. 


AquiPor plans to operate as an engineering, procurement, and construction management (E.P.CM) company that facilitates site engineering, the procurement of materials, ensures the quality standards of all concrete made with "AquiPor inside", and oversees the construction of on-site stormwater infrastructure projects. AquiPor plans to negotiate contracts directly with project owners and plans to utilize its value chain partners in civil engineering, material sourcing, concrete manufacturing, and heavy civil construction to build and guarantee the quality of each project.


As an E.P.CM, AquiPor believes it can maintain more control over its own projects and can ensure proper design, installation, serviceability, and maintenance over the lifespan of each project. 


AquiPor plans to earn its revenues through the coordination of project design and engineering, the procurement of turnkey material supply, and the oversight of all construction that utilizes our proprietary stormwater and mixed utility technologies. 


Having recently acquired option rights to new water utility, renewable energy, and broadband technologies, we believe the E.P.CM business model will potentially generate robust revenues and enable the delivery of scalable green infrastructure.


Our target market will be urban and suburban neighborhood and community developers of all types. 


Based on the sheer volume of neighborhood streets in the U.S., we see tremendous potential for this model and have been developing large-scale supply and construction relationships to satisfy expected demand. Please note, at this time we are in the research & development phase. 


*The above is a rendering of a future product. Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is still currently under development.

A Next-Generation Approach to Infrastructure Development


Our E.P.CM approach also lends itself to a project financing model that we believe will speed up the adoption of our technologies to more quickly address climate change. AquiPor plans to work with both private companies and public agencies to initiate, finance, and deliver green infrastructure projects throughout communities in the U.S. As the climate crisis strains critical infrastructure systems, the need for an infrastructure rollout is paramount to the success of our nation's fresh water future. AquiPor plans to be able to quickly scale its EPCM model and work with preferred turnkey suppliers to deliver green infrastructure projects directly to communities.

 

Licensing

In addition to the E.P.CM model, AquiPor plans to license its permeable technology to third party paver manufacturers and resellers, earning royalties on each paver produced and sold in North America. The paver market is mature, but as legislation incentivizes green infrastructure, new technologies like AquiPor’s are desirable in the permeable paving sector.


In this model, AquiPor will ensure that paver manufacturers meet our quality standards on each unit produced with our technology inside. We will not sell or warranty finished product made by our paver licensees, but instead will work with these manufacturers to make sure they maintain the highest quality of production on any product made with AquiPor inside.

*The above graphic includes a representation of all the possible avenues for revenue, actual results and business plans may differ in the future.


Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management 

Since our last crowdfund, we have made major strides in the development of our technology and business model. We've begun pilot manufacturing our products, have obtained the option to acquire new technology and engineering rights, and are working toward strategic partnerships that we believe give us a competitive advantage as a specialty Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management firm. 

  • Advanced R&D: We have further developed our permeable hardscape material and system design for scalable production and installation.
  • Additional Multi-Utility Infrastructure Technologies: We have an option in place to obtain the exclusive rights to patented utility technologies in grey water infiltration, aquifer recharge, renewable energy, and broadband infrastructure.
  • Pilot Manufacturing:  We've begun pilot manufacturing of our permeable hardscape products at a precast concrete plant and are preparing for scaled-up manufacturing to meet market demand.
  • Regulatory Testing: Rigorous third-party testing is underway for strength, durability, porosity, and permeability of our hardscape material.
  • Fundraising: In 2020 we successfully raised capital from strategic investors and maxed out our first equity crowdfunding campaign by raising $1.07M in a Regulation Crowdfund on StartEngine.

AquiPor's IP: The Foundation of Future Success

AquiPor has the exclusive license to US Patents 9,943,791, 10,106,463 (with protections in Canada, Mexico, Australia, India, Israel, and Europe), 16/602,641, and 10,486,984. These patents cover the technology processes and marketable applications for our permeable hardscape material. AquiPor also has an option to acquire the licensing rights to a Distributed Integrated Water Management System patent 10,865,547 (December 2020), as well as the exclusive Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (general site/civil/stormwater design engineering, as well as project integration engineering; procurement of permeable precast, turnkey solar, & turnkey telecom, and general construction management) rights to a proprietary mixed utility approach for infrastructure projects. We believe these additional technology and engineering rights give AquiPor the assets to deliver on our vision of providing multi-utility green neighborhood infrastructure through their Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management model.

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*The above is a rendering of a future product. Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is still currently under development.



Industry Defining Technology Development and Over $2M in Funding Secured

We have been developing our permeable material technology and engineering solutions to mitigate urban flooding and stormwater pollution, and we’ve been developing our business model to deploy our technologies at scale in neighborhoods throughout the U.S. Our last round of funding helped facilitate further development of these technologies, and with this crowdfund we hope to achieve the growth milestones that we are poised for. 

*Comparison data computed based on  preliminary internal testing and management's experience.


Paving the Way to Large-Scale Stormwater Solutions 

AquiPor is on a mission to transform old infrastructure systems into scalable green infrastructure in communities throughout North America. Streets and sidewalks that have traditionally been major contributors of stormwater runoff pollution can now become part of the solution. 



*The above is a rendering of a future product. Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is still currently under development.


We are Teaching Old Roads New Tricks

We are matching world-class technologies with a business model that scales. As climate change continues to challenge our cities, we are developing the technologies, people, and business model to deliver resilient green infrastructure in our neighborhoods. 

*The above is a rendering of a future product. Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is still currently under development.

CURRENT STAGE

AquiPor is currently in the proof-of-concept stage of business development which includes setting up early manufacturing for our permeable concrete as well as designing, engineering, and constructing a full-size project mock up. The mock-up will represent a neighborhood-sized application of our technologies. Subsequent to construction of the mock up we are targeting a neighborhood project installation as well as small commercial projects. Once achieved, we will then look to expand our business model into new communities and cities. In the near term, we plan to subject our material technology to rigorous regulatory testing with the intention of getting state and federal approvals as the first permeable hardscape material capable of stringent water treatment standards.


Provide Massively Scalable Green Infrastructure for our Communities

Dear current and prospective Investors:


This is a very exciting time at AquiPor. We have a major opportunity to solve some of the most pressing climate-related water challenges facing cities today. Rapid urbanization, extreme weather, and dilapidated infrastructure are stressing our clean water systems like never before. 


We have developed our technologies and business model with this in mind, giving communities the ability to manage stormwater right where it falls and naturally recharge groundwater with infrastructure solutions that make our communities more resilient in the face of climate change.


Last year we completed our first successful crowdfund on StartEngine, raising $1.07M from over 2,000 investors. We were blown away by the support and are proud to say that our cap table now consists of thousands of investors that share our vision for the future. I’m happy to report that the funds we raised last year enabled the advanced development of our technologies and markets, and the opportunity to acquire explosive new technologies in solar and broadband that fit seamlessly into our civil construction approach to green infrastructure.


With these technologies in combination with our business model, we believe that we can not only help solve the climate crisis but also make our neighborhoods more financially productive by delivering critical infrastructure that pays for itself.


As we take the next big step and go to market with our solutions, we are now asking our community and new potential investors to join us as we seek to make an impact that can be generational. 


Sincerely,


Greg Johnson


Co-Founder & CEO


AquiPor Technologies


Entrepreneurs and Industry Professionals 

AquiPor’s founders, advisers, and early investors form a team of gritty entrepreneurs and industry professionals that represent leadership in construction management, building materials, heavy civil contracting, mining, finance, and stormwater infrastructure. We believe we have assembled a team perfectly fitted to our mission of bringing scalable water management solutions to cities around the country.

We are asking you to join the AquiPor team on our mission to help bring  infrastructure into the 21st century. Water is one of the most valuable natural resources in the world. The challenges presented by urbanization, climate change, and dilapidated infrastructure are stressing our clean waterways like never before. The challenge is great, but, the opportunity to make a difference is equally large.


Come along with us as we bring our proprietary technology to market in an effort to reshape the way we think about urban water management.




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In the Press

Spokane Journal of Business

AquiPor Tackles Stormwater Challenges

U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce

Greg Johnson of AquiPor: Sustainability Leader

Start Us Insights

5 Top Emerging Stormwater Management Startups

CS Engineer Magazine

AquiPor Announces new Permeable Hardscape Technology

The Rising

10 Trillion Gallons of Stormwater Runoff Pollute our natural water sources each year. This materials technology startup wants to change that.

Fast Company

This porous pavement helps prevent flooding by absorbing rain

Offering Summary


Company

:

Aquipor Technologies, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

4118 E. 33rd Ave., Spokane, WA 99223

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.00

Offering Maximum

:

$3,930,894.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.25











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

3,636

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,429,416

Price per Share

:

$2.75

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$50,370,232.00











Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Time-Based:

Lead Investor Bonus

Invest within the first 72 hours and receive an additional 20% bonus shares. This is the best time to invest! 

Super Early Investor Bonus

Invest within the first week and receive 15% bonus shares. 

Early Investor Bonus

Invest within the first two weeks and receive 10% bonus shares.

Amount-Based:

$250+: StartEngine Owners Bonus

This offer is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below. 

$500+: Making It Rain

Invest $500+ and you will get an additional 5% bonus shares. 

$1,000+: The Water Keeper

Invest $1,000+ and receive an additional 10% bonus shares

$5,000+: Big Drip Energy

Invest $5,000+ and receive an additional 15% bonus shares.

$25,000+: The Real Green Deal

Invest $25,000+ and receive an additional 20% bonus shares. 

$100,000+: Marquee Investor Exclusive

Invest $100,000+ and receive an additional 35% bonus shares.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

*Perks do not stack

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

AquiPor Technologies, Inc.will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $2.75/ share, you will receive and own 110 shares for $275. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$491,723.00 USD
$355,414.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$437,418.00 USD
$184,511.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$53,900.00 USD
$169,689.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$40,580.00 USD
$36,495.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$118,863.00 USD
$124,975.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$25,000.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$930,694.00 USD
-$551,629.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Funds Disbursement

15 hours ago

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As you might know, Aquipor has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aquipor be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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Transforming Physical Infrastructure with Innovation

2 days ago

As we continue to take our material technology through its engineering and manufacturing paces, we’re steadily adding segments to our neighborhood mock-up project. 

In this video, our Co Founder and V.P. of Market Development, Kevin Kunz discusses our permeable sidewalk design and how our technologies can enable stormwater management & aquifer recharge right within the existing built environment.

This particular “complete street” proof-of-concept design represents one of many engineering designs that can accompany our permeable hardscape technology.

Each project that we pursue as an Engineering, Procurement, Construction manager (EPCM) will have unique considerations depending on structural, hydrological, and geotechnical analysis, each of which will factor into project design and engineering. Even a basic permeable paver installation requires good design engineering, the right product, and proper installation!

As we continue to make strides with our technology stack, it’s becoming more obvious that our technologies have game-changing potential for our physical infrastructure systems. This makes it even more valuable to develop a business model that ensures quality control throughout our entire value chain, and we are doing just that.


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.




Join us for the AquiPor Investor Event on December 16th!

3 days ago

Hello current and future AquiPor Investors:

On December 16th at 7pm PST, we will be hosting a live investor event! 

This event is an exclusive opportunity to hear from our founders and partners as we give real-time company updates on business developments and technology and manufacturing milestones. We’ll also discuss future plans heading into 2022 and celebrate a year of tremendous progress.

This will be a hybrid in-person / virtual event, so for those of you in the Spokane area that are interested in attending in person, you can sign up for in-person event access HERE.

For those of you that cannot attend in person, you can access the event virtually by registering HERE

We hope to see you all there!


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A Heartfelt Thanks

10 days ago

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching here in the U.S., I wanted to take this opportunity on behalf of the AquiPor team to say thank you to our incredible investor base. Every week you are helping us get closer to some very exciting outcomes and the chance to fulfill a big and important vision.


We are deeply grateful for all of you and I will certainly be making a toast to you this Holiday season. There is no doubt in my mind that the best is yet to come for all of us. 


Sincerely,


Greg Johnson

The Infrastructure Bill and what it Means to AquiPor

16 days ago

The much anticipated U.S. infrastructure bill was finally signed into law on Monday November, 15th. 

The bill includes $55 billion for water infrastructure, $110 billion for roads and other major physical infrastructure projects, as well as $50 billion for climate resiliency projects. This marks the largest investment in the resilience of physical and natural systems in American history.

These categories are extremely relevant to AquiPor, as our technologies have a direct role to play in each initiative. 

Your continued support is getting us one step closer to realizing our vision of delivering our technology & engineering solutions to projects throughout the country.

Stay tuned for more updates as we build our game-changing toolkit for green infrastructure!


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.



Eco-Friendly Concrete?

20 days ago

Pressure is mounting for the concrete industry to decarbonize. In the U.S. alone, the industry produces 500 million tons of concrete every year, most of which is portland cement-based and highly carbon intensive. 

 

Last week we started to unveil information about an inherently green cement technology that we plan to use in the production of all of our permeable hardscape products moving forward. With an option in place to exclusively license this technology, we have been putting it through its engineering paces and vigorously testing it at our pilot manufacturing facility. The results have been extraordinary. 

 

In addition to the new efficiencies and material performance, here are some key factors that make this cement very different from traditional, high CO2 emitting portland cement: 

 

  • It does not require high energy input to produce (inherently low carbon footprint).

 

  • There is no high heat calcining involved in its production.

 

  • There is no high heat kiln sintering involved in its production.

 

  • There is no need for high energy clinker grinding to make cement powder.

 

  • It can be mixed with recycled aggregates.

 

  • It can be sourced from the existing industrial resources base (potential for rapid economies of scale).


Our northstar is to help solve the climate crisis right in the Built Environment. This means that our solutions need to be both scalable and economic and we’re developing them as such. We look forward to playing a big role in the development of more resilient infrastructure in the years ahead.




COP26 and AquiPor’s Role in Combating Climate Change

28 days ago

As world leaders recently descended upon Glasgow, Scotland to supposedly accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a lot of talk has centered around the price tag of majorly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The world’s biggest banks, investors, and insurers even signed a coordinated pledge to incorporate emissions reductions into their most fundamental decisions.

This is happening at a time when nearly every G20 country is BEHIND in honoring their original climate commitments, calling into question the government's ability to meet these types of challenges head on. Meanwhile, a recent report from the Boston Consulting Group estimates that it will require investments totaling greater than $100 trillion over the next 30 years to close the climate technology gap.

At AquiPor, we see these grand challenges as major opportunities. We believe we can play an important role by developing the technology toolkit that makes our communities more resilient in the face of climate change, and with a permeable concrete technology that can have a direct impact on reducing industrial carbon emissions. Our investors are playing a big part as well, voting with their wallets to bring these real world solutions to life. 

We don’t know if it will take $100 Trillion to solve this climate crisis over the next 30 years, but we do ask ourselves what the ultimate value will be of a company that can help solve climate change right in the built environment with highly-scalable green infrastructure technologies. We’re excited to find out.





Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aquipor has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aquipor be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

A Revolutionary Cement Technology?

about 1 month ago

Traditional portland cement (the ingredient used to make concrete) is responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions annually. This is a staggering number. 

At AquiPor, this is unacceptable. We make our permeable products with a proprietary "green" cement that is both eco-friendly and superior to traditional cement in many ways.

In addition to its environmental advantages, this new cement allows AquiPor material to be poured, set up, and turned out of forms in as little as 30 minutes. This adds new efficiencies to precast concrete manufacturing that has not been possible until now.

This is exactly what we mean when we say we're developing  an “inherently green” technology toolkit. With products that mitigate stormwater pollution and urban flooding, a more efficient production process, and cement technology that has the potential for gigaton-scale impact on carbon emissions, we have been flying high at AquiPor lately.  

Check out the video below to see why we’re so excited about our greener future. 



Sustainable Climate Tech

about 2 months ago

As we build our Engineering, Procurement, & Construction Management (E.P.C.M.) business model, it’s important to us that we develop each aspect of the business with sustainability in mind.

You may hear us refer to the development of our technologies as “inherently green”. This means creating solutions that are both eco-friendly AND economically robust, while also employing a business model that amplifies both aspects.

Starting with our permeable surface technology, our products utilize construction aggregate that is considered leftover product at quarries. In other words, remnants of rock that has already been drilled for, crushed, and screened, with all of the energy inputs having already gone into the process. 

In the short video below, we are on site at a regional quarry where we access our construction aggregate. In the future, we even plan to access aggregate from old mine sites, helping to clean up waste piles and transform that “waste” into eco-friendly precast material with AquiPor inside. 

AquiPor products made with proprietary cement technology and these reclaimed aggregates opens up a compelling opportunity to tap into economies of scale for industry, while also playing a significant role in confronting climate change in the years to come.




Eclipsing the $500K Investment Milestone!

about 2 months ago

Dear AquiPor Investors, Thank You!!!  

We recently eclipsed the $500,000 investment mark in our newest crowdfunding campaign and we are steadily climbing toward our next milestone. 

Your investment dollars are being put to work every week as we advance our pilot manufacturing and expand our market presence. Your support is allowing us to get important work done as we build this company.  

The best is yet to come!


Matching our Technologies with a Business Model for the Greatest Impact

2 months ago

We frequently get good questions centered around our permeable material technology. It is, afterall, the tip of the spear when it comes to our technology and engineering stack.


While we are certainly proud of our permeable hardscape material, it’s important to understand that we are building an engineering toolkit around the material which we think will open up major and untapped opportunities in green infrastructure. 


To match our technology innovation with a more impactful business model, our plan is to grow into an Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) company that specializes in onsite stormwater infrastructure projects. 


Our plan is to garner specific stormwater projects (both private and public) and work with local engineers to develop and stamp project designs, work with our manufacturing partners to procure the materials made with AquiPor “inside”, and then oversee the construction and installation of each job to guarantee the quality.


We even have future plans to set up an Operations & Maintenance unit to maintain and inspect these projects to ensure they continue to perform optimally over time.


This EPCM model speaks to a much larger market opportunity to tackle green stormwater infrastructure projects at the neighborhood level and make our communities more resilient in the face of climate change. This is where we believe we can make the greatest impact. 


The animated video below gives a very basic look at how neighborhoods can be turned into stormwater infiltration corridors and natural groundwater recharge centers with AquiPor’s solutions, and the construction of our mock-up project will help demonstrate this. 


Stay tuned as we build the future of green infrastructure!



Making Strides

2 months ago

Hello AquiPor investors and followers! 

Our team has been hard at work at our pilot manufacturing facility, honing our production process for wide-scale implementation and making progress on the construction of a very exciting mock up project. With the construction of this mock-up project, we're going to demonstrate how our multi-utility, green infrastructure solutions can be scaled at the neighborhood level in cities everywhere. 

For all of our new investors, your investment dollars are already hard at work building the future!! We appreciate all of you and we're excited to share our progress.






Notice of Funds Disbursement

2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aquipor has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aquipor be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Utilizing Innovative Materials to Reduce Urban Flooding

3 months ago

Our very own co-founder and V.P. of Market Development, Kevin Kunz, was recently interviewed by FreightWaves

FreightWaves provides supply chain organizations with fundamental data and context that help benchmark, analyze, monitor pricing and risks in the $9.6 Trillion dollar global logistics industry. On the heels of extreme flooding disrupting logistics in parts of the country, Kevin spoke about the importance of innovative green infrastructure for flood mitigation and stormwater management. 

As Tyler Cole, director of carbon intelligence at FreightWaves stated, “It’s refreshing to see that new, innovative solutions for replacing crumbling infrastructure are electing to focus on environmental upgrades alongside functionality. The hype around electrification and reducing emissions can at times overshadow other crucial areas of impact, such as efficient and safe water systems or gender equality. We need more firms like AquiPor to identify, develop and scale climate solutions.” 

You can check out the article in its entirety here.


Kevin Kunz - Cofounder and V.P. of Market Development

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Aquipor has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Aquipor be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

AquiPor in Times Square!?

3 months ago

An AquiPor ad was recently spotted in Times Square in NYC!  Ironically, NYC got blasted with extreme rain and flooding that very same evening. 

These type of weather events are exactly why we’re developing our permeable surface technologies and engineered solutions to manage stormwater and mitigate urban flooding. 

The reality is that the majority of flooding issues in our country occur due to current water infrastructure being completely overwhelmed in the face of modern day storms. Our solutions aren’t a “silver bullet” on their own, but we know they can help cities dramatically. 

Our promise is to continue to work tirelessly and with urgency to build our technologies, raise the capital needed to scale up, and spread awareness about AquiPor until we get our solutions in every single city that needs us....and hopefully get AquiPor on the actual ground in Times Square soon!

Thank you for your support as we continue to build this Company!


AquiPor Featured in Fast Company!

3 months ago

Dear investors, friends, and followers: If you have a moment, check out AquiPor's article in Fast Company magazine

The article highlights the challenges that cities face with stormwater pollution and urban flooding, and how our solution can help communities solve some of their most pressing stormwater issues. 

As we continue to scale up our manufacturing capabilities and deliver our first proof of principle project, we believe it will become clear that AquiPor's technology is more than just a new kind of permeable pavement.

Stay Tuned!



On a Mission to Shift Industry Paradigms

4 months ago

Years back, we started AquiPor with an idea to create a permeable surface material that was as strong as concrete, permeable like natural soils, and with the ability to filter out debris and particulate matter without clogging up. On top of that, we wanted our manufacturing process and finished products to be inherently eco-friendly, with little to no carbon footprint. 

To achieve this our R&D cycles were at times painstaking, but they were worth it. We've now advanced our technology into pilot manufacturing  with a concrete manufacturing partner here in Spokane, WA and we're rapidly evolving our process to be scalable at precast plants throughout the country. Your investment dollars are hard at work helping us take the next step as we scale up production and demonstrate our solution to the world!





Check out this Interview with Our CEO!

4 months ago

Thrive Global recently interviewed our CEO Greg Johnson and uncovered what drives him and the AquiPor team in our quest to solve large, challenging issues surrounding water infrastructure and climate change. At AquiPor we believe that the biggest challenges represent the biggest opportunities and we're fiercely committed to helping solve them. 

Thrive Global Interview

On a Mission to Bring AquiPor to our Neighborhoods

4 months ago

Dear AquiPor investors, friends, and followers: We recently began design and civil construction of a neighborhood mockup project that will demonstrate how communities can implement AquiPor's permeable surface technology and proprietary engineering to manage large amounts of stormwater runoff and reclaimed discharge water by effectively using our permeable technology as an infiltration corridor. As the U.S. prepares to spend over $1 Trillion on infrastructure, we are positioning our technologies to be a big part of the future of cities. Stay tuned as we piece this together in the coming months and demonstrate what it means to deliver inherently green infrastructure.


 

Over $100K Raised in Less than 3 Days!

4 months ago

Thanks to your support, we've raised just over $100,000 in less than 3 days! We are beyond appreciative of our loyal investor base. You are helping us build a better future. The best is yet to come!!


An Inherently Green Approach to Infrastructure

4 months ago

Understanding the challenge that cities face in regard to stormwater pollution and urban flooding, we set out to develop a permeable surface material that could take the place of traditional surfaces and manage stormwater right where it falls. But unlike traditional concrete and old versions of permeable pavement, our material DOES NOT use any highly-pollutive portland cement in its mix design and we use reclaimed aggregate material in our process, to boot. We're on a mission to deliver resilient infrastructure to our communities, with technologies that are inherently green. We hope you'll join us on our mission!


Our Crowdfund has Launched!

4 months ago

Hello AquiPor investors, friends, and followers: Our second crowdfund campaign is officially underway! 

Over the past year we've made tremendous strides in product and business development, having recently set up pilot manufacturing of our products and designing our first neighborhood-scale project. 

As we continue to test and validate our permeable concrete material, we're discovering characteristics that could prove tremendously valuable as cities look to become more resilient in the face of climate change. 

We're excited to keep the momentum alive and expand our market presence! We're now asking you to join us on our mission as we continue to build AquiPor with a community of forward-thinking investors!


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