Whooshh Innovations

Fish passage solutions

Whooshh Innovations

Fish passage solutions

Seattle, WA
Engineering
Environment
Whooshh is disrupting the world of fish passage with solutions that enable selective fish passage, restore natural habitat, and limit CO2.

$596,706

raised
373
Investors
$84.9M
Valuation
$1.50
Price per Share
$300.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$596,706

raised
373
Investors
$84.9M
Valuation
$1.50
Price per Share
$300.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

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$50,000+
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$50,000 - 15% bonus

Reasons to Invest

SAVE the fish: Now deploying novel products designed and developed to improve fish welfare, fish passage and spawning success.
FEED the planet: Fish provide critical nutrients for the planet’s ecosystems and are the number one protein for the people on it.
GROW clean energy: By enabling more efficient use of our water resources, we accelerate the growth of clean renewable energy.

Overview


Saving Fish, Clean Water, and the Planet

Here are the facts: 

Whooshh tackles all issues at once,  using safe, sustainable fish passage  solutions to do it.

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We’ve focused all our energy and resources on developing game-changing fish sorting and passage solutions economical for its users, and for the shared water resources. We’re now starting to deploy our proprietary systems all over the world - making a difference and an impact.

The Problem


Climate Change is Impacting Fish Migration  

Supporting native fish populations is more critical now than ever, and we can begin to do that today. Native fish are an integral part of their habitats and ecosystems -  playing an important role in nutrient cycles, and a crucial part of the food chain. 


Many of these fish like salmon, eel, lamprey, and shad depend on migrating thousands of miles to reach freshwater spawning ground and habitats each year. 

Now, faced with growing challenges such as climate change, habitat loss, and invasive species, this crucial migration is becoming increasingly difficult. 


There is an urgent need for safe, effective fish passage without also enabling invasive fish species that could do further damage.

The Solution


We Keep Fish Swimming  

We believe that supporting renewable energy is an important part of the fight against climate change, and an essential component of caring for our earth. 


Hydropower is the largest producer of renewable energy in the world - so we developed a better way for hydropower and healthy native fish populations to coexist. 


Our goal is to restore native fish species to their historical numbers to feed the planet and the people on it - while simultaneously enabling hydropower a more efficient use of the shared water resources.

Our Passage Portal lets fish swim on their own, and the system selectively sorts the fish before they glide through our Migrator Tubes, regardless of geography, height of obstacle, or changing water levels, all in less than a minute. 


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We integrated scanning, sorting and invasive species removal features in order to enable selective fish passage. This way, we never stop collecting images and data and learning about the local habitat - and the fish who call it home.

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The Market


Our Channels 

The problems we’re trying to help solve are enormous, but so is the business opportunity.

Our customers include:


  • Private and public dam owners
  • Federal and state agencies
  • Aquaculture producers
  • Seafood processing companies
  • Fisheries managers and researchers
  • Tribes and first nations

Our Traction


A Stream of Success

Here’s our timeline of accomplishments:

  • 48 Patents granted, and more than 50 others pending 

  • 20 Independent studies completed (source)

  • 2014 First Salmon Cannon sold to Washington Dept. Of Fish and Wildlife 

  • 2014 Salmon Cannon goes viral 

  • 2017 First pilot Passage Portal deployed on non-powered dam  

  • 2018 National Hydropower Association – OSAW Award winner (source)

  • 2019 First Floating Passage Portal Pilot deployed at hydropower dam 

  • 2020 Nine deployments and cash flow positive for the year

What We Do


Think Hyper-loop for Fish

Here's how it works: Fish swim in on their own, have their picture taken using our FishL Recognition Scanner to determine among other things, species and size. Our system is so smart, it can also help with selective fish passage, ensuring only native fish move through a waterway upstream or downstream, and it can stop unwanted or invasive species.


The maximum capacity of one Passage Portal  is about 40 fish per minute or 57,600 fish per day. In short, we enable fish to transport themselves over land without stress or injury in a flexible, misted tube. 


We enable native live fish species to glide over land from point A to Point B in seconds without requiring the use of large quantities of water and power.

We create this hyper-loop with five different Migrator Tubes to be used with: 


  • The Passage Portal™ for Fish Passage applications
  • The Salmon Cannon™ for fish handling operations

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And we take our designing seriously. That’s why when developing our systems, we first research, study, and evaluate fish behavior and preferences so we really get it right for the fish first. 


We take into account their…

  • Safety

  • Stress 

  • Passage Success 

  • Migration Time 

  • Spawning Success

With our passage systems, we are able to…

  • Increase hydropower production up to 10% without additional infrastructure

  • Reduce  ongoing reporting and compliance headaches

  • Improve the safe, timely, and effective passage of native fish species

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The Business Model


Our Strategy 

In 2020 alone, we recognized  $5.6 million in revenue, with a EBIDTA of $2.92 million and a gross margin of over 90%.

There are five ways we generate such revenue:

(Our fifth revenue system will evolve over time with sufficient scaling... )

How We Are Different


Paving the Passage

In the Fish Passage space, our competitors are typically civil engineering firms who produce expensive, custom solutions that only kind-of work for some native species and too often do work for many invasive species.


Our systems are modular, flexible, and cost a fraction of the amount to build and operate - assuring a better, safer migration for native fish. 


They assist native fish to pass over dams in seconds rather than days to reclaim access to their spawning grounds. This means fish get over the dam faster, expending less energy, experiencing less stress, and therefore getting to cooler, safer, water and spawning habitat.

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We do not require concrete structures or any extra, unnecessary use of water.


In the Aquaculture space, our gentle handling of fish without pumping large volumes of wastewater reduces injuries, mortalities, and stress - overall improving survivability, fecundity, taste, shelf life and product value. 

The Vision


SAVE the Fish, FEED the Planet, GROW Clean Energy

Within 3-5 years, Whooshh intends to be the unquestioned worldwide leader in fish passage and monitoring technologies - spanning from high head dams on all major rivers across the globe to low head barriers on their tributaries.

OUR LEADERSHIP


Elemental Leaders

The ancient Greeks named the four basic elements of life: earth, air, fire, and water. 


Today, we call them: food, air, energy, and water. Our products touch all of these core elements of life, and as a result, we continue to  attract the best talent to support our mission. 


We have a novel product solution that the public loves to support. We believe we will be successful because the public gets it, and with their support we can do great things: Save the Fish, Feed the Planet, Grow Clean Energy and create a multi-generational investment in our future for our shareholders.

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Here’s the team behind that mission:

Vincent Bryan III, CEO and President 

Adobe Systems, Site Manager

Founders Award Winner

Masters Transnational Bus. Transactions


Paul Henwood, Chief Product Officer

MicroConnex, Metron, 

Siemens Research, MindPlay, WaveTrace


Janine Bryan, VP of R&D

NIH, Merck - (Gardasil)

PHD – Micro Immunology


Marc Haugen, Board of Directors

Cepheid, Applied Materials,

Lam Research, Capta


Siao Ling Kok, Sr. Controller

MI Controls Inc.

Nautilus Marine Enterprises

Masters Business Administration


Vincent Bryan Jr., Chairman Board of Directors

Spinal Dynamics, Medtronic, Gorge Amphitheater, Columbia River Reserve, PreActive

Why Invest


We’re on Food and Energy’s Doorstep 

Our investors are funding the future of the two largest industries in the world: food and energy. And there’s an emerging growth company within it: fish - one of the primary sources of protein in many countries of the world (source).


Our solutions enable both these industries to sustainably grow. Further, the regulatory environment has become increasingly favorable by requiring fish passage where there are barriers and improving upon the infrastructure that is there to stay. 

The planet needs wild fish to sustain itself, just as we need farmed fish and clean hydropower to sustain ourselves. 


 It isn’t often one can invest in a company that has a worldwide market opportunity that impacts fish, air, clean energy, and the oceans to help feed the planet. With our recurring PaaS business model, our upfront costs to customers are low, the recurring revenue is long, and the opportunity, extraordinary. 

For any Investor Questions, Please review this StartEngine FAQ

In the Press

Forbes
August 26, 2019

The Salmon Cannon Is A Stroke Of Scientific And Environmental Brilliance

NBC
November 15, 2014

Whoosh: ‘Salmon Cannon’ Shoots Fish Upstream to Spawn

New York Times
June 4, 2019

Fish Cannons, Koi Herpes and Other Tools to Combat Invasive Carp

The Guardian
June 15, 2020

Saving Canada's wild salmon: rescuers pin hopes on fish ladder and salmon cannon

CNN
August 12, 2019

The internet is going crazy over a ‘salmon cannon’ that shoots fish over a dam

The Seattle Times
August 16, 2019

More than a viral sensation, the Salmon Cannon could bring the species back to the Upper Columbia after 90 years

Yahoo!
August 12, 2019

The Salmon Cannon Is Taking Everyone for a Joy Ride in a Very Efficient Fish Tube

Cheddar
August 13, 2019

The World May Be Torn, But We All Came Together for the Salmon Cannon

Today
August 13, 2019

Twitter is obsessed with the 'Salmon Cannon,' a tube that shoots fish over dams. Here's how it works

Gizmodo
August 11, 2019

A viral video’s been making the rounds this week of what looks like some kind of pneumatic tube coaster/aquatic Uber service to help transport fish to wherever the hell fish need to go.

The Verge
August 11, 2014

Behold, the fish cannon Whooshh Innovations wants to vacuum your fish to safety

Geek Wire
August 19, 2016

Meet the ‘Salmon Cannon:’ This high-tech contraption sends fish flying over dams and other barriers

Offering Summary


Company

:

Whooshh Innovations Inc.

Corporate Address

:

Port of Seattle, Terminal 91, 2001 West Garfield Street, Bldg 156, Seattle, WA 98119

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,999.50

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$300.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

6,666

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

713,333

Price per Share

:

$1.50

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$84,912,372.00











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

Live Offering Perks*

Friends and Family - First 72 hours | 15% bonus shares

Super Early Bird - Next 72 hours | 10% bonus shares

Early Bird Bonus - Next 7 Days | 5% bonus shares

After the early birds

First Volume Tier -- 25,000 - 10% bonus 

Second Volume Tier -- 50,000 - 15% bonus 

* Note these perks do stack with the other live offering perks. All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Whooshh 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 $1.50 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $150. 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 cancelled or fail.

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

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.


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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$2,759,878.00 USD
$1,087,105.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$729,529.00 USD
$164,550.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$6,532.00 USD
$19,729.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$1,800,514.00 USD
$3,917,186.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$2,797,488.00 USD
$1,753,423.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$5,607,268.00 USD
$466,613.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$104,225.00 USD
$81,268.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
$2,194,631.00 USD
-$2,381,772.00 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

5 days ago

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As you might know, Whooshh Innovations 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 Whooshh Innovations 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.


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A Premiere Event

5 days ago

Hi All,

Last Friday was the premiere of the short film/documentary called "Safe Passage" about an extraordinary project on the Fraser River we delivered on last year.  We participated in an event for the premiere last Friday.  We were happy to see and meet some of our recent Start Engine investors who made the trip. We had a great time during the Q&A answering your questions about the documentary. We especially appreciated all those who asked us afterwards about how they could help us.

The film itself has been submitted to several film festivals by the producer Warner Hansen and we understand is a finalist in more than one!  We hope to hold some additional events like the one held last week in the near future. 

However, today, we are delighted we have been given permission to share the trailer for this 30 minute short film with you. It does a great job of telling the story and the incredible effort made by the Whooshh team when faced with extraordinary circumstances, all in about two minutes.


We are now in a sprint of a different kind on Start Engine and we would ask you to make your commitment by investing today.  If you have already invested, please consider adding to your investment! The fall is typically our busiest time of the year. As demonstrated in the film, the Whooshh team is a dedicated group committed to the long haul. We could use your support to help us add to the team. To our many Start Engine followers who have been waiting to jump on board, how about making that leap now, and then letting your friends know all about it.  Just like the project highlighted in the film, it takes a crowd.

We were happy to see and meet some of our recent Start Engine investors who made it to the premiere. We had a great time during the Q&A answering their questions about the documentary. We especially appreciated all the others who asked us afterwards about how they could help.   If you have any questions, please ask us in the comments section of our Start Engine page

Sincerely,

Vince

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO

Whooshh Innovations, Inc.


Count the Sockeye Salmon!

13 days ago

How many sockeye salmon can you count entering the Whooshh Passage Portal in just one minute?   


22, 23, 24... maybe even as high as 27.  That's in just one minute.  

Can you imagine how many fish could migrate over dams in an entire day using just one Whooshh Passage Portal?

More than 35,000.  

That's thousands of fish that aren't getting stuck in fish ladders for days, and using up precious energy reserves to reach their spawning grounds quicker.  

That's our mission, SAVE the fish.   

We're now close to reaching $600,000 on our StartEngine campaign, and growing faster each day.  

If you're with us, thank you! If you're on the fence, now is the time to act, before the fish run out of time.  


Notice of Funds Disbursement

17 days ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Whooshh Innovations 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 Whooshh Innovations 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

MEET US ON THE GREEN CARPET!

19 days ago


Please join us in person.

When: Friday, July 16th 3-7pm 

Where: Cave B Estate Winery, Quincy WA 

What: Pre-screening of the new short film, “Safe Passage” Featuring Whooshh Innovations and more

Whooshh Innovations will be presenting the first showing and a pre-screening of a professionally produced short film by Warner Hanson about the extraordinary efforts made to save the salmon run at the massive Big Bar landslide in which Whooshh and some of its employees are featured.  It is a sneak peak of a film called “Safe Passage” that has been entered at film festivals around the country, and the compelling story about a massive landslide that formed a natural dam that blocked the entire Fraser River, one of the great salmon rivers of the world, just before hundreds of thousands of salmon were to arrive, on their journey back to their spawning grounds. 

We are genuinely excited to announce, and we are inviting you to join us back where it all began. Perched 900 feet above the Columbia River, in the middle of Washington state. The venue is a remarkable property in its majesty, and by the ideas that were first inspired there. It is also the birthplace of the Company you know today as Whooshh Innovations. The venue is adjacent to the world famous Gorge Amphitheatre and Cave B Estate Winery.  

It was here, where we held a two-day charette, and where experts from NOAA, US Army Corps of Engineers, Biologists, Fish & Wildlife managers, the Univeristy of Washington, and Tribal representatives and other fisheries experts gathered to answer our questions about whether fish passage was a problem we could help tackle, and if the answer was yes, whether we should then start our development efforts with upstream or downstream fish passage. The first question was answered unanimously and affirmatively.  The second question produced a vigorous debate, but ultimately, a consensus was reached – we needed to start with upstream passage, because what existed was not good enough. 

Whooshh Innovations will hold several screenings between 3:00 and 7:00 pm, and the events are free. Please RSVP for the pre-screening event at our facebook or eventbrite page. Whooshh founders and employees will be there to answer your questions after the film ends.  We want to thank and support all those who have helped us along the way, and share with them our success. We will bring the humble salmon cannon too, so new investors can try it out and learn how it works from our engineers and biologists.

Whooshh employees will be staying through the evening for another world premiere being hosted on the property that day as well that will surely be worth your time. Talk with us, dine with us, and then enjoy the new Broadway quality musical that the venue is hosting that evening.  You can find tickets and more information about the musical here.   We encourage you to stay the whole evening.


See you there!

Vince

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO

Whooshh Innovations, Inc.

A Whooshh First!

26 days ago

Whooshh Innovations has imaged dozens of types of fish, but this is a first for us! 

Over the weekend, a Bowfin used the Whooshh Innovations FishL Recognition™ Scanner during our testing on the Illinois River. 

Check out the happy little Bowfin as he made his way through the scanner. 

The Bowfin used the scanner on the Illinois River where we have been conducting testing of removal of invasive carp.  

Check out how that testing is going here. 

Removing invasive species, including Asian Carp, is becoming a big topic as they swim closer to the Great Lakes.  

Whooshh Innovations is committed to help stop invasive carp, as well as any other invasive species with our Whooshh FishL Recognition™ Scanner. 

If you have already invested, thank you, and if you are on the fence, just take a look at our video above to see why we're so intent on helping fish not only get over barriers, but stopping invasive species in their tracks. 



Are you hot enough yet to take action?

about 1 month ago

The West has been cooking in June.  Even Seattle, which was avoiding the heat wave, is now expected to reach nearly 100 degrees for several record breaking days in a row beginning this weekend. Drought in California has reduced water levels in the reservoirs to record lows, and rationing water and power is being discussed from California to Texas. 

At the same time, massive infrastructure bills are being discussed in Washington D.C. including how to accelerate a change over to clean renewable energy, before things heat up so much that crops fail, fish die, and our lives are forever altered.  The conclusion of most policy makers is that there is no one silver bullet, we must throw the whole kitchen sink at the climate change issue. They argue, it makes good business sense.  We believe it does too. Because the fish in the rivers have been the canary in the coal mine, we have been focused on exactly these same issues for years, building the solutions that address it. 

Only a short time ago, it seemed like we were in a very lonely place, while today we often get questions about our solutions from federal and state officials charged with addressing these issues. Our Passage Portal systems enable hydropower to produce more power without having to build new dams, and they do it by helping the fish past those dams without using massive amounts of water, while preserving the energy of the fish  so they can get to safe havens in higher cooler waters faster, before the water in the lower elevations heat up to lethal levels.


We have a true win win solution.  When the President talks about “Building Back Better” we agree.  It doesn’t mean tearing down all the dams, it means being smarter and more efficient about how we use the water and power that they hold.  It means having smarter fish passage systems that only let native fish into the rivers above, not non-native predators that compete for habitat.

It means capturing more accurate real time data about the migrating fish, so that we can help manage the waters better. It means creating better economic models, and tax credits so that capital reaches the renewable energy industries such as hydropower and incentivizes their growth.

Come join us on our journey, we may not like the extreme heat this summer, but we like the renewed focus on combatting it and we believe we  will play a key role in it.

 

Vince

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO 

Whooshh Innovations, Inc.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Whooshh Innovations 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 Whooshh Innovations 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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HUGE NEWS! Whooshh Innovations Images Invasive Silver Carp Near Great Lakes

about 1 month ago

Whooshh Innovations has big news to report in the fight to stop invasive species in their tracks.  After successfully imaging several Grass Carp during testing on the Illinois River, we have some exciting news. 

We have now successfully imaged another species of Asian Carp, this time a Silver Carp. 

The Silver Carp swam up our steeppass and into the Whooshh FishL Recognition™ Scanner.  

Dozens of invasive carp have been spotted swimming in the area of our testing at the Emiquon Nature Preserve.   

You can read more details about our testing, by clicking here. 

The Silver Carp is the first to pass through our system so far in testing this year.  

Since we began testing, nearly 2,000 fish have passed through, almost all native gizzard shad. 

This is just the beginning, as we begin to ramp up our testing, and projects.  

If you haven't already, invest in the future of invasive species removal today.  We can't wait to have you on board as we mark this major milestone in invasive species removal.  

Whooshh Innovations Images Invasive Carp On Illinois River

about 1 month ago

Whooshh Innovations has successfully tested and imaged invasive carp on the Illinois River!

Earlier this week, two large Grass Carp swam up the Whooshh Innovations steeppass, and into the FishL Recognition™ Scanner on the Illinois River at the Emiquon Preserve. 

These images show the large Asian Carp in the scanner. 

Thousands of fish have now used the technology, including several Asian Carp, and Gizzard Shad. 

Our testing on the Illinois River has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, along with other news outlets around the world.  

Last year we tested the steeppass at Emiquon, studying how fish entered the system. This year we are testing the next part of the system, our FishL Recognition™ scanner, which will be scanning images and taking data from the fish passing through.

Testing on the Illinois River will continue, with the hopes of attracting more varieties of invasive carp into the system. 

If the Illinois experiment ends up being a success, the implications for other waterways and species could be far-reaching.

We're excited with the results so far this year, and look forward to continuing.  If you haven't already, now is the time to invest in the future of Whooshh Innovations.  


Whooshh Innovations Featured In The Chicago Tribune

about 2 months ago

Big news from Whooshh Innovations! 

Whooshh invasive species removal technology is featured in the latest edition of the Chicago Tribune!  

We're testing invasive carp removal on the Illinois River along with The Nature Conservancy, the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, and Illinois Natural History Survey.  

From the Chicago Tribune:

In a short trial last year, nearly 80 fish from seven species ended up in the holding pool.

In the few days the project has been up and running this season, nearly 2,000 fish have passed through — almost all native gizzard shad — with nearly 1,000 in one day at the end of April.

 

Using a 30-foot Alaskan steeppass, combined with a false weir, and flowbox, a study will be conducted to determine if invasive carp can be attracted into the Whooshh system at the outflow from the Emiquon Preserve. 

Our FishL Recognition™ scanner was installed on the system in 2021 to image and identify fish as they come over the false weir.  

Within 3-5 years, Whooshh intends to be the unquestioned worldwide leader in fish passage and monitoring technologies - spanning from high head dams on all major rivers across the globe to low head barriers on their tributaries.

We're excited to be on this incredible journey, and happy to have you along.  Please be sure to share this great campaign with your friends and family to continue our investment growth.  Let's SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy together. 

-- Whooshh Innovations 



Whooshh Featured In CleanTechnica -- The World’s #1 Source For Cleantech News and Analysis

about 2 months ago

Help Feed The Fish Cannon! 

That's how the world's #1 source for Cleantech News and Analysis is spreading the word about Whooshh Innovations! 

Whooshh is happy to announce we're now featured in CleanTechnica! From our mission, to our StartEngine raise, and every meme in between!  

From the CleanTechnica article: 

That’s why Whooshh made its “fish cannons” or “fish tubes.” By being able to reliably send salmon and other fish up and over the dam without delay and without wasting valuable water, the problem can be solved efficiently and more economically. People can keep the clean energy and agricultural benefits of dams without destroying whole species and ecosystems.

It's more proof that the world is taking notice of our mission to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.  

We're so happy to have you on board as an investor, and if you haven't joined the mission, now is the time!  We're nearing $450,000 in investments, with more coming in daily.  

Be sure to secure your spot now and help us grow! 


 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

2 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Whooshh Innovations 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 Whooshh Innovations 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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We Don't Seek Publicity, But It Finds Us

2 months ago

Elon Musk’s company Tesla has no PR department.  Yet, it probably gets more publicity than all of the traditional automakers combined. Politicians are keen to find the spotlight, and if they identify a popular theme, they find a way to jump on board. This in turn give’s Tesla leverage as public policy is created, because the politicians want to be on the winning side of the issue. Tesla for its part has been able to garner fanatical support from its investors and its customers, much like Apple has done over the years. 

While we certainly don’t have a media presence like Tesla (yet anyway), we have received a disproportionate amount of press over the years given our size.  We have had some viral social media events over the years as well, where tens of millions of people learned about Whooshh and Our Salmon Cannon. If you do a Google search on Whooshh Innovations, or Salmon Cannon, you are likely to find hundreds of articles and videos about Whooshh, our technologies, and what we are doing. None of which did we have to advertise. Our mission has worldwide implications on fresh water river management and irrigation, our protein food supply, and clean energy.  


We are focused on the root cause of the fish passage problem wherever there is a fish barrier, and that means the total available market (TAM) is absolutely enormous. This past week, I was interviewed by the BBC, for an eight-part series that they will be releasing this summer. Whooshh Innovations will be a part of this series. While we love these opportunities to tell our story, it is also always a bit scary when you don’t have editorial control. However, we have become accustomed to others editing our content on YouTube, and repositing it with their own take on our messaging. Yet I believe social media is second best to Word of mouth. 

After our system deployment to a new Customer last week, we received an email from the Customer project manager who said: “Your crew are great people. They are professional and efficient. The weather was hot on the day of install, but they powered through it.  It was a pleasure working with them.” That is music to my ears, because we now know that another referral may well come as a result of what that customer is saying about us to their colleagues. 

It also gives us great pleasure to know that the messaging that we have been putting into the public domain through conferences, webinars, tradeshows, social media, and traditional media, begin to be parroted back in quotes and articles for which we have not been interviewed. Such was the case this week in an article in the LA Times about a proposed $63B for hydropower projects in CA, and a $33B from a congressman out of Idaho that is gaining traction, and a major initiative to provide fish passage up the Columbia River and past Grand Coulee dameven studies like this on the Yukon River help educate the parties and entities to the issue. A common denominator in all of these projects is that fish passage is a central issue. Sometimes Whooshh is mentioned directly as a solution to the problem, but most of the time it's just as important to see that the problem is being properly framed (or not) and the possible solutions are being discussed.  

Whooshh technologies and our products are unlike any other potential solutions.  Our Passage Portal is Selective, Autonomous, Volitional, Economical (S.A.V.E.) and no other fish passage in the world can make such claim, not even natural fishways! It is projects like those mentioned in these articles that has driven us to raise additional capital, to help us capture the opportunities that are apparent in the news every day, so that we are ready to scale and grow the business.  

Thank you for investing in us, and with us, and in our collective future. 

Sincerely, 

Vince 

Vincent E Bryan III 

Founder and CEO 

Whooshh Innovations Inc.









The Guardian - How We Can Remove Invasive Asian Carp From Waterways

2 months ago

My First Flight in Almost a Year 

I am headed on a trip from Seattle to Illinois and then Indiana, each for customer visit, with one of our technical experts2020 was a very good year for Whooshh Innovations. Revenue was way up and the Company was profitable. We were able to add key staff to the payroll, while others were in lockdown. Many of our activities were deemed essential business”, which allowed us to adjust to a hybrid work model in real time, while continuing to push forward on our strategic initiatives. One of those initiatives was a trial deployment of a Whooshh system to remove carp from the Illinois River. 

The Silver, Grass, Big Mouth, and Black carp (collectively referred to as Asian carp or “Carp”) are invasive species in the United States, escaped from catfish aquaculture farms in the SE USA during some flood events years agoand unfortunately, the Carp now makup as much as 80% of the biomass in the Missouri, Mississippi, and Illinois River’s, and their tributariesIt is fisheries management problem of enormous proportions, in many of the mid-west and SE states. These invasive fish are now only 9 miles from the Great Lakes!  The fear is that if they reach the Great Lakes, they will adapt and out compete native species, devastating sport and commercial fisheries there, a multi-billion-dollar industry. Efforts by the US Army Corps of Engineers and other states around the Great Lakes have focused on blocking these fish from migrating into other waterways using various barrier designsThe problem, of course, is that these barriers block native fish migration as well, which also has a devastating impact on the native fish reproductive life cycles. 

Our approach is not to block, but to remove the Carp from the waterways, to reduce pressure (the number of fish trying to sneak past) barriers that have been erected, to stop the spread of the invasive species, while allowing native fish to migrate.  Since our FishL Recognition technology can identify fish by species, we plan to remove the invasive Carp species without suffering bycatch of native species, at the same time. 

When the waters warm this spring to 70°F on the Illinois River, the Carp will start to move from their winter homes, and we expect our collection of Carp images will finally begin.  It's been a cool spring in the Midwest, and the waters are still cool.  While we have seen more than 1000 Gizzard shad through the Whooshh system we have set up, there are no Carp in the area quite yet. 

The purpose of this trip is to meet with the three partners we have on this project, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, who paid us for the trial, the University of Illinois, who will be doing the biological study reports, and the Nature Conservancy, the NGO who is responsible for the stewardship of the waterway where we have set up the system this spring to collect the images. Assuming the fish show up this spring and summer at the trial site, we expect to have sufficient numbers of Carp images, that we can then run artificial intelligence on our captured images, such that we will be able to update our FishL Recognitions systems to accurately and autonomously sort native fish from the dominant invasive Carp, all in real time. 

The Federal and state governments in the Midwest have and are committing hundreds of millions of dollars to address the Carp problem. Our Passage Portal, when optimized for invasive species sorting, is called the Guardian. The business opportunity for Whooshh Innovations with the Guardian used for Carp, was not a part of the original business plan, but is another enormous opportunity with an urgent need, that should not require new development, other than the image capture of the Carp, for FishL Recognition algorithms.  

If you want a piece of the action to combat the Carp, our products born of the original Salmon Cannon, are worthy of your investment consideration. As always, please refer to our full disclosures on Form C.  If you have any questions, please ask us in the Comments section on the page.

Sincerely, 

Vince 

Vincent E Bryan III, 

Founder and CEO 

Whooshh Innnovations Inc. 


Whooshh Innovations Installs Salmon Cannon On The Walla Walla River

3 months ago

Whooshh Innovations has just delivered a new fish transport system for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.   

Using our widely recognized and proprietary Salmon Cannon technologies, the new system is configured to transport chinook salmon quickly and safely from a below ground vault at the river’s edge, to a waiting hatchery truck.   

The Whooshh system will assist the Umatilla Tribe in their hatchery operations and remove the need to hand carry the fish individually up a stairway from the vault, creating a less stressful experience for the fish, and safer working environment for biologists.  

Our systems have been thoroughly evaluated on both wild and hatchery fish.   

Click here for more information on this project.    

The just completed system underscores Whooshh’s plan to scale up business to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.  

If you haven’t yet invested, we look forward to you joining the more than 225 new investors who have already invested. 

Whooshh Innovations Named One Of Top Environmental Engineering Startups In Washington

3 months ago

Whooshh Innovations received a big endorsement, named one of the top environmental engineering startups in Washington for 2021.  

The Startup Pill article showcases their top picks for the best Washington based Environmental Engineering startups. 

These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Environmental Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

Whooshh was selected based on the following categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact


We can't wait to being scaling up operations around the world to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.  We're happy to have you on board. 


Passage As A Service -- Whooshh Innovations CEO Vince Bryan Explains How Our Business Model Works

3 months ago

Dear Investors, 

We have just finished up the first 21 days from the date we first went live on StartEngine and we are already 35% of the way to our CF goal.  It has been thrilling to see investors from across the country sign up and commit to an investment in Whooshh Innovations.  The average investment is well above the average dollars invested on StartEngine and I would like to think that the market opportunity, mission, size of our market, and top and bottom-line performance last year all have something to do with it.  

Our mission is to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy, by providing a product that provides for both fish passage at the dams, and allows those same dam owners to produce more hydropower because of our patented technologies and the regulatory framework which creates barriers to entry to direct competitors. Since hydropower is the biggest renewable energy industry in the world, (larger than each wind and solar) there is great need for our products designed to help this industry grow and become more efficient. 

All the above adds to the valuation of the Company, but it is our business model that deserves some attention.  Just like the MAAS (Machine as a Service), business model that Knightscope also successfully deploys, we have the same business model, but we call it PAAS (Passage as a Service). What this means is that we provide our Passage Portal equipment for use by our customers, and our customers pay a monthly fee for the fish passage services our equipment providesIt creates a recurring revenue stream for Whooshh Innovations, and for our customers provides an affordable Operating Expense rather than a budget breaking Capital Expense.  The model is intended to decrease the risk for our customers, for Whooshh, and for our investors. Best of all it is a business model that is ripe for scaling. 

While this is our first foray into Reg CF fundraising, and after three weeks we are still learning how best to use the StartEngine platform, we do know we want to engage with our investors and answer your questions. We’re on a pretty special ride, and we look forward to you coming along.  Spread the word, it's time to act – invest now! 

Best regards, 

Vince 

Whooshh In The News! Fairground for fish: A solution to help navigate man-made barriers

3 months ago

Whooshh Innovations technology is featured in a new article by Engineering & Technology.  

The article highlights how our technology whisks fish over dams, or other barriers in seconds, before the fish are even aware of it. 

"The tallest dams in the world are almost 300m high, easily surmountable for the technology. Another benefit to hydropower users of the system is that it uses very little water. The fish-friendly tube transporter is also quick to install, and costs 20 per cent of a conventional concrete fish ladder and has considerably less environmental impact on often remote riverside sites. Being whizzed through a tube in seconds is an easy ride for fish, and that reduced energy use translates into more spawning success, helping to replenish depleted fish stocks."

The article even features an interview with Marco Blixt, fisheries biologist at Finnish energy company Fortum talking about our first installation in Europe. 

Check out this excerpt from the article highlighting the great media interest in our projects, especially for Energy companies. 

"One thing that Fortum had not anticipated was the keen media interest in the project. “We had local and national news organisations keen to cover the story, generating a lot of good PR for us. As an energy company positive PR is sometimes in short supply,” he says wryly. “I think that it’s the concept of squirting fish through a tube that captures the public’s imagination. The reaction certainly took us by surprise.”

If you haven't already, join our mission to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy!  


 

Whooshh In Sweden! Now Imaging Fish At Herting Hydropower Dam

3 months ago

BIG NEWS! The Whooshh Innovations FishL™ Recognition System at the Falkenberg Energy Herting hydropower dam is now operational. 

We’re already imaging Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout like these!

Whooshh Innovations has installed the FishL™ Recognition System into the downstream fish bypass chute at the Falkenberg Energy Herting hydropower dam, located on the Ätran river in Falkenberg, Halland in southern Sweden.

The downstream bypass chute was modified to direct out-migrating fish through a dewatering chute to reduce the water volume prior to the fish sliding through the FishL™ Recognition System and down to the river below the dam.

This is the first opportunity to utilize the FishL™ Recognition System for downstream monitoring and the first European installation of this safe, autonomous, volitional, monitoring system. With the European fish passage initiatives coming in to play, the need for accurate, accountable monitoring of upstream and downstream fish passage is upon us.

Last fall we passed and imaged adult Eel through the scanner for the first time ever. 

You can find out more about the project here.

Whooshh Innovations Passes $300k, Super Early Bird Bonus Ends Soon

3 months ago

What an exciting and thrilling launch for us!  In just a matter of days we have already passed $300,000 in investments. We're so happy to have those of you on board who have already invested. 

Just a reminder if you haven't already invested, our Super Early Bird bonus is ending soon, so now is your chance to take advantage. Feel free to tell you friends and family about our exciting investment as well.  

Speaking of exciting:  We're so excited to be included in a Digital Trends article titled: "The world's first fully automated 'salmon cannon' is here to save the planet."  

Our Whooshh Passage Portal is being called a "hyperloop for fish" and it's not hard to see why.  


Join our mission to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy!  

-- The Whooshh Innovations Team 

 

Whooshh Innovations Passes $200,000 In Investments!

4 months ago

Whooshh Innovations is proud to announce that we have passed the $200,000 milestone on StartEngine but the clock is running out on our biggest incentive.  

Only a short time remaining for the Friends and Family 15% bonus shares.  

Your investments are having a direct and beneficial impact on our company, and we’re so happy to have you on the team. 

Thanks to the more than 100 people who have already invested! 



Our offering is now open!

4 months ago

Hello friends of Whooshh Innovations! We're so happy to announce that our campaign is now live, and now is your chance to finalize your investment.   

If you've already submitted reservations, please make sure you finalize them before we begin reaching out to our broader community.  

Whooshh Innovations is also now a featured company on StartEngine's home page, for all to see and invest! 

We're so happy for you to join us on this journey to SAVE the Fish! FEED the Planet! and GROW clean energy! 

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