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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.

$1,427,678

raised
1,019
Investors
$84.9M
Valuation
$1.50
Price per Share
$300.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$5M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$1,427,678

raised
1,019
Investors
$84.9M
Valuation
$1.50
Price per Share
$300.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$5M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on July 08, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

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. 







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.


The Market


Our Channels 

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

Source, Source, Source, Source

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

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

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.

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.


Here’s the team behind that mission:

Vincent Bryan III, CEO and President 

Adobe Systems, Site Manager

Founders Award Winner

Masters Transnational Bus. Transactions


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



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In the Press

Forbes

The Salmon Cannon Is A Stroke Of Scientific And Environmental Brilliance

NBC

Whoosh: ‘Salmon Cannon’ Shoots Fish Upstream to Spawn

New York Times

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

The Guardian

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

CNN

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

The Seattle Times

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

Yahoo!

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

Cheddar

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

Today

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

Gizmodo

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

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

Geek Wire

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

Offering Summary


Company

:

Whooshh Innovations Inc.

Corporate Address

:

2001 West Garfield Street, Bldg 156, Seattle, WA 98119

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.00

Offering Maximum

:

$4,999,999.50

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

:

3,333,333

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
$1,900,304.00 USD
$3,029,384.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$3,875.00 USD
$729,529.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$208,058.00 USD
$252,203.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$2,974,892.00 USD
$2,085,008.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$2,707,048.00 USD
$2,797,488.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$482,379.00 USD
$5,607,268.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$112,917.00 USD
$104,225.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$3,708,583.00 USD
$2,179,644.00 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

The Very Last Minute to Invest is Today at 11:59 p.m.

3 months ago

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Image: Lake Union on July 4, 2022, just a few minutes from Whooshh headquarters at Pier 91, Port of Seattle. 


If you have waited until the last day, don’t wait until the very last moment. We have finally arrived at the last hours of this campaign.  Don’t let the chance slip away.  The round closes on July 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.  

This is expected to be the last update prior to the closing of this round.  For the more than 1000 new investors, we will be communicating directly with you in the days, weeks, and months that follow through your email and contact information you have provided on StartEngine.  You will continue to be able to access your account on StartEngine even after the round closes tomorrow or until instructed otherwise. 

It has been a tremendous team effort throughout this campaign. Our financial team has successfully completed two financial audits with our outside auditors.  We have provided 107 updates and replied to over 50 comments on the StartEngine platform. For these efforts we gained over 2000 new followers and had more than 189,000-page visitors.  To date, 86% of those who clicked the Invest Button, completed their investment with Whooshh, with an average investment of over $1,350. Our smallest investment was $300, and our largest investment more than $25,000.  

During this campaign, we received investments from investors in the majority of states in the United States, and as far away as Sweden. Numerous articles were written about the Company, its products, and our projects in traditional and social media. We received awards from the National Hydropower Association and the Port of Seattle for our projects completed during this campaign. We announced several new customer contracts. We all survived Covid, even as we continued to navigate supply chain delays and increased transportation costs. We are both humbled and energized by all the support and encouragement we have already received. Yet we have our sites on bigger fish in the future, with a shared goal of driving the value of our Company while providing a key resource for our collective future. 

Our investors include commercial fishermen, hydro industry professionals, renewable energy advocates, irrigators and water resource experts, attorneys, CPAs and many others just like you who want to invest in the Company because of our mission and products, in a market that needs a solution today, and a climate that now demands that we SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.  We look forward to continuing to inform our investors about our progress through our social media channels and regular shareholder updates.  

You may reach out to us directly at investorrelations@whooshh.com with Company questions or comments.  Further, you should continue to use your StartEngine account and contact StartEngine customer support if you have questions about your investment status or account on the StartEngine platform.   

Thank you for joining our 1000+ strong investor group, for asking such great questions along the way, and helping us to grow the business.  If you haven’t yet invested, you may do so right now, but only if made before the bell rings midnight.  www.startengine.com/whooshh . 

Sincerely, 

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO 

Whooshh Innovations Inc. 

Less Than 36 Hours To Invest!

3 months ago

It's the day before, the day before. That means by the time you receive this update, our StartEngine campaign will be closing in less than 36 hours.  


We're so close to 1,000 investors - Who will be number 1,000?

We've had tremendous success so far with our campaign and can't believe how many of you share in our mission.  

SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.  

Even more exciting news, we're now featured on the StartEngine homepage as "Closing Soon" -- that will only help add to our momentum and push us over the edge. 

If you have not done so already, we ask that you confirm your recent investment by responding to the email notice from Startengine or logging into your account directly and confirming your investment online.

Don't wait until it's too late, invest today at www.startengine.com/whooshh

Last Days to Invest

3 months ago


Only 2 DAYS

TO INVEST AND CONFIRM YOUR INVESTMENT

www.startengine.com/whooshh




Now 2000 Followers and a Prestigious Award

3 months ago

We were flying high yesterday when we received a Sustainable Century Award from the Port of Seattle for our work during the pandemic along with such other companies as Delta Airlines, SSA Marine, Bellair, Southwest Airlines and Fishermens’s Finest. It was great to see what these companies were doing in their own industries to help the environment.


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Credit for our award goes to the staff at Whooshh who worked tirelessly to deliver two Passage Portal™ systems during the pandemic when logistics were so uncertain. It is in our being to do whatever it takes to assure success, and that was certainly the case when everyone avoided Covid during the first year of the pandemic to deliver product where it was needed most urgently.

 

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SAFE PASSAGE VIP (whcreative.org) Documentary film captures the importance of the Whooshh project.

When asked at the luncheon about what our products do, our CEO Vincent Bryan III said: “Just like the airlines do for people, we enable fish to fly safely to their destination, usually past dams, and without wasting precious water”.

Salmon Cannon | Videos | Funvizeo

We are humbled by the award but especially by our now 2000 followers on Startengine who have expressed their interest and asked questions about our products and business plans in the comments. Followers can make all the difference.  See why here.  Check it out, then if you haven’t already, hurry, even race to join the crowd by investing in Whooshh Innovations this weekend and our collective future. Don’t be left out.

Enjoy a safe and sane July 4th weekend everyone, and every time you see those fireworks in the sky, think about how Whooshh makes fish fly and why you should be a part of this crowd. 

SAVE – FEED- GROW

https://www.facebook.com/JustWhooshh/videos/remember-the-salmon-cannon-memes-of-course-you-do-whooshh-innovations-has-come-a/504954817177559/

INVEST HERE NOW: www.startenegine.com/whooshh

SAVE the fish

FEED the planet

GROW clean energy

1000th Investor Today?

3 months ago

Just 19 more investments and we will hit the 1000 investor milestone.  Make your investment now and maybe you will be the one to put us over the top. Don’t wait to dive in.  Do it just like the fish do when they enter our fish Passage Portal. See Sockeye Salmon Swim Into Whooshh Passage Portal at Big Bar Landslide on Fraser River. - YouTube

The fish love it, we think you will too.  Learn more and invest today. www.startengine.com/whooshh


IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR RECENT INVESTORS

3 months ago

Dear Whooshh Investors:

We want to take a moment to further explain why the closing date was moved  from June 30 to July 7 as indicated in the Startengine Update below.  This change was not our desire or intent, but made as a result of a technical compliance rule that we are required to follow that was recently triggered.  Our former CPO,  was recently relieved of his position.  Given his title, and while we do not consider this change material for the business going forward, it was deemed a material change by the Startengine compliance team, and that required us to amend our Form C filing to remove any specific references.   

When an amendment is made to Form C, under the compliance rules, investors who have recently invested, will be notified by Startengine, and must actively confirm their intent to continue with their investment as made before the amendment to Form C. Since our scheduled closing was only a couple days away (June 30), Startengine extended the campaign until July 7, to give these investors time to confirm their investment.  New investments made post amendment (after June 28) or before May 24, will not need to confirm.

We apologize for the inconvenience of having to confirm your recent investment(s). If you have not done so already, we ask that you confirm your recent investment by responding to the email notice from Startengine or logging into your account directly and confirming your investment online.  The holiday weekend is coming up so we encourage you to take this action before this weekend. 

We often see the silver lining when confronted with an unplanned task, but we can’t say we really see one here.  If anything, by extending the closing to July 7, we provide those who may be travelling more time to respond to the confirmation request than if the closing date had not been extended.  This is the fairest result to those who have made recent investments but unaware of the confirmation requirement. The campaign will also be open to additional investment during this time, however we do not expect this extension to result in a net positive for the company.  We will make the best of it and do our best to finish strong despite the holiday weekend.  A number of you have already confirmed your investments, and we thank you.

When the campaign does end July 7, we will provide further communication to all of our investors.

Thanks again for your continued support.  

Sincerely,

 

Vincent E Bryan III

Founder and CEO

Notice of Material Change in Offering

3 months ago

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

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Whooshh Innovations offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is removing a D&O and extending campaign end date.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

2 Days Left to Invest – Timing is Everything - Let's talk $$

3 months ago

Timing is everything and while you contemplate your next investment, we wanted to share just a few items that have progressed to the point that we can now share them with our current and potential investors.

In earlier updates we talked about the millions of dollars of Federal infrastructure money for fish passage projects making their way to projects in 2H of 2022. NOAA through its National Marine Fisheries Services, just put out its call for applications with a deadline for submission in mid-August 2022 and said projects would be funded by December 2022. We will be working hard with our partners over the next 60 days to win some of these $65MM in project funds. Here is a link to the criteria.

At the same time, yesterday we were informed that coming out of the House Appropriations Committee Energy and Water Development for the Department of Energy Waterpower and Technologies Office, was  a recommendation of $10MM for fish passage appropriations during the 2023 fiscal year, a 100% increase over the $5MM approved in the 2022 budget. These moneys can be used specifically for fish passage R&D and demonstration projects and has been an initiative advocated by our D.C. advisors . While the 2022 $5MM funding has yet to be announced, we do expect these funds will be committed by the agency before the end of fiscal 2022, or September 30, 2022. In summary – soon!

In further preparation, we just signed a term sheet and expect to complete the underwriting next week that will provide the Company with a $1MM line of credit for our government contract customers. Government contracts are highly desired because of their size and scope but can also be more difficult for a start-up to manage because of the capital spend required before payment is received, depleting working capital available for other non-government contracts. When secured, this LOC will allow us to further leverage our own cash resources so we can take on more and bigger government projects. We expect the LOC will be put to use as soon as July. Why?

We also received in June a signed Notice to Proceed on a project funded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. As you may recall from earlier updates, the non-native carp problem, especially in the SE and Midwest, has become critical. Up to 80% of the biomass in waterways such as the Missouri, Mississippi, and Illinois rivers have become infested with these invasive fish species, which are now just miles from the Great Lakes. Historical practices have focused on blocking migration, while our “Guardian” system instead focuses on permanent removal. IN Q3 we expect to deliver the first pilot “Guardian” system, which is a modified version of our Passage Portal product, to sort and altogether remove these invasive species from the Illinois River.

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Image: Pervasive and invasive Silver Carp jumping out of the water

So, if you choose to invest now as our capital raise comes to an end, your timing may be ideal. Valuations can increase if significant milestones are achieved. With the government infrastructure funding starting to reach agencies such as NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Services, we are looking forward to the period just ahead. Invest now at www.startenegine.com/whooshh .  

JUST 3 DAYS REMAIN TO INVEST IN WHOOSHH - SAVE-FEED-GROW

3 months ago

As we all suffer through heat waves high temperatures, or changed river water flows,  we are all reminded that its time to take action.  For some that mean buying an electric car for the first time, for others it may mean choosing a heat pump instead of an air conditioner, and for those of us at Whooshh, it means helping make the transition to a clean renewable electric grid by assuring hydropower and fish can thrive together.

By using Whooshh technologies instead of fish ladders, a hydro facility can produce up to 10% more power with the same amount of water. If a river has more than one dam,  the total percentage multiplies.  Add Whooshh instead of ladders at 10 dams, and you can produce as much new power as an entire additional dam - without taking down a single dam or putting up a new one.  The fish can do better as well because pre-spawning mortality can be reduced, and juvenile survival improved by reducing the impact of predators who otherwise lurk above and invasive species below the waters.

What does it mean to own shares in Whooshh? It means you are taking action and helping to bring a win win win solution to an enormous market.  It means you are helping provide a solution that is needed by the industry and its customers today. It means you are making an investment in our collective future. It means you care about feeding the rivers with nutrients and the people on the planet. It means you are making more efficient use of our limited resources.  It means you are a Whooshh ambassador.

Whether you lean left or right,  love fish for sport, or love to eat sushi or catfish, or just want to be part of a great start-up company that is helping drive the change to renewable energy and bring down energy costs, you can feel good about your decision to  invest with us  today. Welcome aboard!  www.startenegine.com/whooshh

SAVE - the fish

FEED - the planet

GROW - grow clean energy

5 Days Left - 5 Reasons You Should Invest

3 months ago

Things are coming down to the wire here for our crowdfunding raise. We’re now just 5 days away from the end of our current StartEngine campaign.  

By now you have heard of our mission, to SAVE fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.    

But how exactly are we accomplishing that? And why should you be part of our company and invest?  

Our company isn’t just a viral video called the “salmon cannon”, it’s so much more.   

With just 5 days left in our campaign, here are the 5 things we’re accomplishing with your investment.   

  1. Fish Passage:  It’s what we’re known for! Since 2013 we have devoted ourselves to developing new innovative, lower cost technology and solutions that can perform where other forms of passage have fallen short.  Millions of fish including salmon, eel, lamprey, steelhead, shad among others migrate thousands of miles each year to reach their spawning grounds. Now that they’re faced with challenges such as dams, climate change, habitat loss, and invasive species, this journey becomes increasingly difficult.   



  1. Scanning and Data: With climate change and natural and man-made barriers disrupting river flows and fish habitat, the ability to collect data on migrating fish has become more critical to ensure sustainable fish and healthy waterways. Data provides us with the necessary information to keep track of invasive species, health and illnesses, migratory patterns, and a myriad of other important metrics.  Our scanning and data systems are modular, use volitional entry and feature high definition machine vision scanning. This allows us to gather data on the number and timing of each fish coming through, whether the fish came from a hatchery or is wild, which species it belongs to, whether any injury to the fish is present, and the size of the fish (girth, width, & length.) The FishL Recognition™ system also collects data on the date/time of day, flow rate, water temperature, and other environmental indicators present. 

  1. Invasive Species Removal: Invasive fish species have an enormous impact on the local eco-system they infiltrate, and the native species that live or spawn there. They consume significant portions of the food resources, outcompeting native species and stripping the food web of important ingredients, frequently taking over the water, shelter, and space of native species. Our automated invasive species removal systems make identifying, segregating, and refusing passage to foreign and invasive species, possible. 


 

  1. Fish Handling and RAS Aquaculture Fish handling and the aquaculture industry often begin their processes with brood stock in hatcheries, who spawn and care for the brood stock, and the resulting fry, until they are large enough to be either released into the wild as part of a stock enhancement program or transferred to a Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) facility. Our systems can transfer fish between tanks or facilities within a variety of fish handling and aquaculture scenarios.  



  1. Fish Processing: Fish processing is the series of events within the seafood industry between the starting point of a fish being caught or harvested and the end point where it makes its way to the consumer. Our systems require less water and labor than current transport systems used in processing plants, and offer a more efficient, hygienic, and space saving way to move fish to, from, or around processing plants. Our systems are customized and flexible, so no matter how unique the shape of the plant, we'll know how to fit. 




The clock is ticking and we're nearing the end of this raise.  We hope that you'll join us on this special ride, click here to invest!






Get In before the Big Hydro projects in our home State of Washington … only 6 days left

3 months ago

In the State of Washington more than 70% of the electricity consumed comes from hydropower.  In Seattle that number is more that 86%. Enormous dams were built on some of the greatest salmon producing rivers on the planet; the Columbia River, the Snake River,  the Skagit River and the Lewis River. All four rivers have multiple dams on them. Each river has multiple dams on them that the salmon must pass. Fish Passage is a problem on all of them.

On the Columbia River, Chief Joseph Dam and Grand Coulee Dam have no fish passage at all. We are working closely with the Upper Columbia River Tribes to change this soon. Already adult salmon have been released above these dams, and the returning salmon will need passage as soon as next year. This is why we worked closely with the Colville tribe and the Army Corps of Engineers in 2019 by deploying a demonstration Passage Portal at Chief Joseph dam.

The four lower Snake River dams, from Ice Harbor to Lower Granite are steeped in public debate about whether they should come down to help the fish, but that seems unlikely for economic and ecological reasons.  We have proposed and circulated to our legislators a $67 million dollar project to replace the fish ladders there and to remove the invasive shad that are clogging them up. See Whooshh Proposes Alternative Plan for Snake River Salmon | Opinion & Perspectives | newsdata.com

The Skagit River has three dams and the license for renewal due in 2025 are projects we have had our sites on since our inception.  Salmon have never passed over these high head dams, but an  article in the Seattle Times this week, publicly states for the first time that fish passage is likely. Seattle City Light has spent $28MM just on the studies to make this determination. Traditional fish passage solutions are not good candidates for this site given the topography. We have designed our systems to easily handle just such sites. We are looking forward to future spending on the products and solutions that will help these fish sooner than later.

The three Lewis River dams are owned by Pacific Corp, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. Just a couple months ago FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, denied Pacific Corp’s challenge that they should not need to put in fish passage at all three dams. They are now required to do so. We have the solutions that Pacific Corps now will need. We began meeting with Pacific Corp more than a year ago and hope to secure a contract when they issue their RFPs.

Our products will save each of these projects, and tax payers and utility customers, tens of millions of dollars, as compared to traditional fish ladders. If selected, each of these projects will also be worth tens of millions of dollars to Whooshh. Providing fish passage at these 10 dams in our backyard are why we have continued to drive ourselves forward each day.  Installing Whooshh passage systems are the iphone of fish passage, while fish ladders are the old pay phone booth. The phone booth works some of the time, but you never have enough money. Fish passage is a worldwide problem. We still have to be selected and every project has its own regulatory hurdles, but safely returning salmon to the headwaters on all these dams over the next few years is a driving force of our innovation.

Join us.  Make an investment in the future of Whooshh today.   There is less than a week left to get in on this mission.  www.startengine.com/whooshh

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Vince,

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO

Whooshh Innovations, Inc.

One Week Remains To Help Us Save Snake River Salmon

3 months ago

Just 7 days left to invest in the company revolutionizing the world of fish passage.  


More than 900 people have invested, and we just passed the $1.3 million mark in our raise.  Now is your chance to jump onboard our campaign.  

A lot of media attention this year has been surrounding the possibility of removing the lower Snake River Dams. 

Whooshh has made headlines with our possible win-win solution, one that could even generate an extra $60 million dollars.  

If you haven't, be sure to read our proposal here. 

These type of solutions are what makes Whooshh such a good investment for the future, we're constantly thinking of ways to help save fish. 

With just 7 days left to invest, we're getting down to the end of our campaign.  

We're really excited about the future of fish passage, and hope that you'll join us. 


8 Reasons to Invest in Whooshh over the next 8 Days

3 months ago


1.  One Million Dams Worldwide 

2.  A ONE TRILLION Dollar U.S. Infrastructure bill was signed in Q1 2022 and those dollars will start to reach relevant projects in 2H 2022 

3.  97% of the Dams in the U.S. have no fish passage at all 

4.  More than 30% of the U.S. hydropower fleet is up for relicensing between now and 2030 when fish passage will often be required to continue generating power 

5.  Dams without fish passage may be targeted for removal even when water resource preservation is critical, thereby providing a powerful incentive to add fish passage  

6.  Whooshh fish passage systems preserve up to 10% more water at dams during a time of water scarcity and climate change providing a key advantage. 

7.  Our ROI for our customers is measured in months, rather than decades.  High energy prices are generating higher revenues for dam owner/operators 

8.  Only 8 days left to invest in Whooshh. There has never been a better time to invest than right now.  Don’t wait, click here.

  

With Just 9 Days Left To Invest, Whooshh Innovations Goes Viral

3 months ago

There are now just 9 days left to invest in our StartEngine campaign and we want to thank all those new followers and investors who just discovered Whooshh. 

Whooshh was just featured in a new media video that has gone viral on social media. 

More than 3 million people have now watched this video on Facebook and it's been liked more than 50,000 times.  

This tends to happen with our incredible and innovative products like the Salmon Cannon™ and Passage Portal™.  

It's definitely not the first time, our first moment going viral was really 2014 on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." 

People tend to really gravitate towards our innovations, especially when it comes to social media. 

There's no slowing down this momentum, it tends to just find us -- and that's what makes our company so exciting to invest in.  

We hope you agree, and just read some of the comments from the folks who have just discovered us and you'll see how passionate people are to save fish.  

Just 9 days left to invest, time is ticking.  

ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT TO INVEST

4 months ago


Whooshh Fans:

About a year ago we started our capital raising campaign on the StartEngine platform with the intention of raising the max $1.06MM under Regulation CF prior to us completing our first audited financials.  Once the audit was complete in the fall, and because of the great response we had received which projected that we would reach our goal before the end of the year, we increased the maximum potential raise to $5MM.  At that time last fall, it was not yet clear what the trajectory of the Covid pandemic was going to take at the end of 2021, or how much we would raise on the platform. While we had a few more tough pandemic months this past winter, the trend has been better since the end of Q1.  At that time, we decided to extend the campaign until the end of Q2, when we expected that Covid related impacts would wind down, and normalcy would start to return to our business.  Nothing has changed in our thinking in this regard.  However, there has been one consequence of the pandemic we did not foresee, the new inventions and innovation that occurred while we were all working from home. 

At the International Fish Passage Conference, which we attended last week, we were approached by numerous parties, potential new customers interested in our latest products and technologies for sure, but also other innovators and entrepreneurs who are interested in transferring their technologies to us through title or license, as they have come to recognize us as leaders in the field. There are only 10 days left in our capital campaign, and some of the opportunities presented to us could be very strategic for years to come. How we negotiate or structure any such potential transactions may well be impacted by what happens over the next 10 days in this capital raise. 

We understand from StartEngine staff that many investors wait until the last two weeks before deciding to invest.  That time is now.  Given how the public markets have performed this year we understand if you are hesitant to tie up any additional capital in another investment. However, we believe that if we are steadfast when others are worried, and we continue to be focused and diligent in our mission, we can significantly enhance the value of the Company and further establish ourselves as a worldwide leader in fish passage technology solutions while producing more recurring revenue.  

This may be your last best chance to make a new or additional investment in Whooshh. Go to www.startengine.com/whooshh and click the green Invest Now button on the right-hand side of the page. Thank you for your support to date. 

Please tell your friends, family, and social media contacts that you have already invested, and that time is running out. Your word of mouth is powerful. Every investment makes a difference.  Thank you! 

Sincerely, 

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO 

SAVE the fish

FEED the planet

GROW clean energy

Only 15 Days Left To Invest In Incredible Fish Saving Ideas!

4 months ago

Our campaign is winding down and there are only 15 days left to invest.  If you're on the fence about investing here are just a few of the incredible fish saving ideas we have installed so far.  

Yesterday our CEO, Vince Bryan, updated you on the projects currently going on, see the update below on those.  

There's never been a better time to join our mission, with just over two weeks to go, we hope you'll consider investing with us, or investing more if you're already an investor.  

-- The Whooshh Team

Don't Miss Out

4 months ago

The end of our capital raise campaign is upon us. We have been so focused on executing our business plans that it is hard to believe that there are only a bit over two weeks left for you to invest.   

Out in the market, we have been laying the groundwork for accelerated growth.  

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East Coast: As mentioned in prior updates, we have had two distinct American shad product deliverables this year that are opening up the market for us on the East Coast and the many relicensing projects there.  Like salmon on the West Coast, American Shad on the East Coast are threatened or endangered in many rivers.  With our latest deployment this quarter on the Conowingo Dam, in Maryland, we have been successfully transporting both American and Gizzard shad through a 900 foot Whooshh Migrator™ tube.  In addition,  we leased our FishL Recognition system for use at the at the site which will enable us to identify invasive species and sort in real time for next years run of American Shad.

Mid-West: Four species of Asian carp in the nation’s heartland are impacting the ecosystems in the Missouri, Mississippi, and Illinois rivers and even threatening the Great Lakes. We have just received a Notice to Proceed to deliver our Guardian system that promises to not just manage the migration of the species but to remove them from the impacted rivers. We expect to deliver a pilot system in Q3.

West Coast: With infrastructure and other environmental commitments at the Federal and state level having been committed in budgets passed in the last six months, we are now seeing projects that were stalled, now requesting a formal feasibility report with budget detail for approval.  Notably, there are a several tribes that are leading the way on three different salmon projects, which is a telltale sign that they are ready to move forward beginning this year.

International:   As mentioned in past updates we have targeted Sweden and its 900 dams to begin to build our presence in Europe. The Government there has now prioritized all the dams for fish passage and pledged that it will pay 85% of the dam owner’s cost. Our first Elverator™ Switchback was delivered and installed earlier this quarter. This week we are attending the 2022 International Fish Passage Conference being held in our home state of Washington, where we will be presenting in two separate sessions, as well as separate meetings with numerous project sponsors. Fish Passage is truly a worldwide problem.

Real Opportunity: Despite the doom and gloom in the news and public market, in our environmental services market, we see opportunity turning to reality each day. Our mission to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy is resonating like never before. We are increasingly recognized as leading the way with our innovative products like the Passage Portal™, Guardian™, Elverator™, and Salmon Cannon®.

Don’t wait. Invest today. When you invest in our vision and join our investor group, the louder our voice grows. There isn’t much time left to invest. We look forward to welcoming you to the team.  Go to: www.startengine.com/whooshh .

Countdown Is On - 20 Days Left To Invest!

4 months ago

Our current StartEngine campaign is closing at the end of this month, but there's still time to INVEST! 

Now is your chance to jump onboard and help us SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.  

We know that big things are in store for our company, but you don't have to just take our word for it. 

There's a reason why the KingsCrowd Investment team named Whooshh Innovations a "deal to watch" on StartEngine.

Yahoo has also featured Whooshh's StartEngine raise as well.  

Check out these articles because the countdown has begun.  Just 20 more days to invest in our StartEngine campaign. 

We hope you'll join us, as we're on a pretty special ride.  

Don't forget to tell your friends and family as well.  


Big News As Salmon Spotted In Columbia River Near Canadian Border

4 months ago

It’s something that hasn’t been seen since the 1930s when construction started on Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State, spring salmon north of the Canadian border in the Columbia River. 

Several news organizations report that anglers have caught spring Chinook salmon between the US-Canada border and the Hugh Keenleyside Dam.  

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been working with the Colville and Spokane Tribes experimenting with Chinook releases since 2017.  In 2020 the Coeur d’Alene Tribe also joined the effort, releasing 1,450 yearling Chinook into the system and just this March the tribe released more than 500 summer Chinook into the Spokane River.  

The U.S. efforts to return salmon to the headwaters of the Columbia is gaining traction and Whooshh Innovations hopes to help make that a reality.  

In 2019, a Whooshh Innovations test of our Passage Portal™ at Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River showed that it is possible to move salmon over a high-head dam.

In 2015 the Columbia Basin Tribes and First Nations developed a four phase research and development paper on what it would to reintroduce salmon into the upper Columbia River basin. 

In the plan, Whooshh Innovations is mentioned as an expected technology that will be tested for getting salmon over the dams. 

The news about salmon already being spotted as far as the Canadian border is certainly excited, and we applaud the work being done to rewild the upper Columbia River. 

The future looks bright to bring salmon back to the upper Columbia River and for Whooshh to help in that process.  

This is just one of several exciting possibilities we’re hoping to work on and goes to show how your investment really is for the future of fish.  

Our campaign closes in less than 30 days, now is the time to make an investment in the future. 

One Month Left to Invest!

4 months ago

The clock is ticking, but there is still time left to invest!

 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months 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.


Thanks for funding the future.

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Are you a Clean Energy and/or Fish Nerd?

4 months ago

This Thursday there is a free webinar that you can attend.  As mentioned in previous updates, we are excited by the opportunities that the Federal Infrastructure bill passed earlier this year is intended to create for more and better fish passage.  Combined with other legislation, congress is making it clear that fish passage and clean hydro must work hand in hand for a clean, reliable  and affordable energy future. We believe we are ideally positioned to participate in the Federal governments efforts to  allocate resources to clean energy and environmental services.  Join the webinar if you want to learn more about the billions of dollars appropriated for the effort.  Cheers!

Register for the webinar

To register and listen in yourself, just click here: Register for the webinar


We're gaining traction! Over 1.83K followers!

4 months ago

The Revolution of Fish Passage

5 months ago

This Saturday is World Fish Passage Day, and its approach has stirred us to reflect on what we have accomplished in revolutionizing fish passage over the past decade.  

We’ve deployed over 40 systems across the globe, each one allowing us to learn and refine our systems to be more efficient, effective, and better for the fish. 

We’ve incorporated AI technology into our technology, enabling automatic scanning, sorting, and data collection.  

We’ve made sure to keep evolution integral to our business model, expanding our portfolio of systems to meet the changing demands of our earth and arising needs of migratory fish. 

We’ve also made sure to keep sustainability one of our top priorities as we grow, our engineers exploring the use of solar panels and other energy saving measures to reduce carbon emissions.  

This Saturday on World Fish Passage Day we will be thinking about all that we have accomplished, but also how much more we have the potential to. With over 91,000 dams cataloged in the United States by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, our potential impact is huge, and as the earth continues changing, fish passage will be more important than ever.  

Our investment campaign will be closing June 30th, but for now there is still time to be a part of our game changing team.  




1.26+ Invested!

5 months ago

Closing Date Announced!

5 months ago

On behalf of the entire Whooshh team, we would like to thank those of you who have already invested in Whooshh and joined our investor group. We are excited to have so many of you join us.  

On that note we would like to share with you that we will be ending our campaign at the end of June. The last day we will be open for investment commitments is June 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM. We have raised over $1.25MM dollars to date and we are certain that there are many who will now be jumping on board. We ask that you keep sharing the campaign with your network and if you have been waiting to invest, note that this will be your last opportunity to do so in this raise.  

There are less than 50 days left to invest. 

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have all your support for the work we’re doing, and if you haven’t already, don’t hesitate to follow us on our social accounts @justwhooshh to follow along as we grow, and our impact alongside it.  

The countdown starts now! 

No further investment commitments will be accepted for the current offering after 11:59 pm PST on June 30, 2022.  Commitments in the offering will be accepted up to that date and processed as promptly as possible.  Processing may occur after commitments are no longer being accepted, but before closing.  None of the terms of the offering have been changed. In addition, as described in the Offering Circular, the Company retains the right to continue the offering beyond this date at its sole discretion.  Note that an investor may cancel an investment commitment for any reason until 48 hours prior to our close date, unless we have already disbursed your funds previously.
  

 

Uncommon Dialogue is Working for Whooshh Innovations

5 months ago

We are pleased to report that on Thursday, May 12, at 10:30 AM Eastern time, the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on hydropower licensing, a major step forward for the licensing reform package developed in Working Group 6 of the Uncommon Dialogue.

Three Uncommon Dialogue leads, all of whom we personally know, representing Tribes, the conservation caucus, and the hydropower industry, are scheduled to testify:

  • Mary Pavel, Partner, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry 
  • Tom Kiernan, President and CEO, American Rivers 
  • Malcolm Woolf, President and CEO, National Hydropower Association 

More than a year in development, the detailed Working Group 6 package of proposed Federal Power Act amendments covers hydropower dam licensing, relicensing, and license surrender. We support the amendments along with 21 organizations participating in the Uncommon Dialogue. The package was finalized and sent to Congressional leaders on April 4, drawing coverage from the Wall Street Journal and other national outlets.

Details of the hearing, “Modernizing Hydropower: Licensing and Reforms for a Clean Energy Future,” are posted on the Energy and Commerce Committee website. A live-stream link will be posted before the hearing, and a recording will be available afterwards.

 We encourage you to reach out to your representatives who are on the energy subcommittee and let them know you support Whooshh Innovations, fish passage, and a clean energy future and encourage them to move forward on the proposed Federal Power Act Amendments.

Whooshh Innovations Recognized in Environmental Innovation Award

5 months ago

The Port of Seattle celebrated Earth Day this year by highlighting industry and community leaders in environmental innovation.  

The Sustainable Century Awards, formerly known as the Environmental Excellence Awards, recognizes outstanding environmental accomplishments of customers, tenants, non-profits and partners. Award recipients demonstrate environmental leadership and are crucial partners in helping the Port achieve its environmental stewardship, sustainability, and equity goals. 

We are proud to stand alongside award winners such as Fishermen’s FinestBellair Charters / Airporter ShuttleSouthwest Airlines, and Delta Air Lines for their work decreasing carbon emissions within their industries. 

Whooshh Innovations received honorable mention for our work on the Fraser River last year. Following a landslide on the Fraser River, in British Columbia, that threatened to block passage for all salmon runs in Canada’s largest salmon watershed, Whooshh deployed its Passage Portal™ in record time before the returning adult salmon arrived so they could migrate over and around the blockage. The Passage Portal removed the need for human handling, trap, and helicopter transport of tens of thousands of salmon during the summer and fall of 2020, which would not otherwise have been feasible or affordable. 

To read more about the Port of Seattle Sustainable Century Award winners, click here.  

Or, click here to check out the award winning short film about the journey to save one of the world's largest salmon runs.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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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

A Mother of all Investments!

5 months ago

Happy Mothers Day!

There will be lots of news coming down the pike to catch everyone up on, including exactly when we plan to close this fundraising campaign (soon!), but that will need to come after this very special weekend.  Before then we wanted to share, online, for the first time,  a 30 minute award winning short film that is centered around our Passage Portal product we developed for fish passage. While the vast majority of the film is not focused on how our system works, what is apparent in the  film is how important the products we offer are to so many people, even more so in a time of climate change, when nature presents new challenges for people and the fish.  While the dam referenced in the film was caused by a massive rockslide and resulted in an emergency response, the reality is that wherever there are dams, there is an emerging urgency (an emergency) that we need to address fish passage differently so hydropower can continue to grow and provide the clean energy to the electrical grid that cannot be supplied by wind or solar when the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, and the fish can recover.  As we like to say, one can keep using the pay phone in the booth, or we can use a smart phone that  costs less and does far more.  That is the kind of difference Whooshh offers 1,000,000 dam owners and operators worldwide.

So take some time with your Mom this weekend and watch the film and see what we were up to during the Covid pandemic in a remote area of Canada.  Then decide if the cause and our mission to Save the Fish, Feed the Planet, and Grow clean Energy is right on target and is the right investment for you. If you think we are, then like all Mother Bears protecting their cubs, take action and come invest in the future now with Whooshh.  It could be a great gift for your Mother and her kids.

See the film here: https://vimeo.com/562029725

Invest now here: startenegine.com/whooshh

We would also like to  thank Chris Warner and Heidi Hanson of Warner Hanson Film and Television for believing in our mission and for putting together this film despite some very very difficult travel restrictions at the time of filming.  To learn more about Warner Hanson and the film, go here:  whcreative.org/safe-passage-vip.html


Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 months ago

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Is TIME running out to invest in one of the most widely publicized companies on the equity crowdfunding leader Start Engine?

5 months ago

Dear Investors and Followers:

We have climbed a long way up the ranks of the companies raising money on the SE platform and your time to invest in Whooshh Innovations may be running out. We do not want anyone to miss out! Of the 193 companies currently up on the Start Engine platform, we have now raised more than all but fourteen, and we’re not quite done yet. We are also well on our way to one thousand investors, a number we would like to be able to report to Senator Patty Murray’s office next Tuesday when we are scheduled to talk about the projects we support for federal budget appropriations.

As each day passes, the urgency to assure our federal government is doing everything it can to support more and faster safe fish passage deployments and provide environmental incentives to our hydropower customers to lower their costs, becomes more critical to our planet’s future. While wind and solar get much of the renewable energy and environmental services attention, it is hydropower that is still the largest renewable energy provider in the world, and likely will be for many years to come.  While over 95% of the 90,000 dams in the United States do not provide hydropower today, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has released a study that identifies which existing dams are ripe for hydropower development, and with them, all those sites where fish passage will surely be required.

We have the right products, at the right time, at the right price and for the right industry, to enable clean hydropower to continue its renewable energy leadership. Scaling with a mature industry that can produce energy on a massive scale with infrastructure that already exists, makes more sense today than it did yesterday. Hopefully, Whooshh makes more sense today to you too.

Looking forward to seeing your investment in Whooshh Innovations today!

Thank you for your vision and support.

Vince

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO

Whooshh Innovations Inc.

Big News! Whooshh Ships Technological Innovation to Sweden

5 months ago

The Whooshh Land Based Elverator Switchback system shipped out late last week to Tekniska Verken in Sweden, a region where elver passage is currently in high demand.  

As dams and other barriers impact the distribution and population density of eels in rivers, finding passage solutions has become increasingly urgent for regions who rely on elver to sustain local fish, bird, mammals, and turtle populations.  

The EU Water Framework Directive has required all member nations to pass national regulations stipulating interconnected water ways for fish passage. We are excited to be working with Tekniska verken to begin finding Elver passage solutions in Sweden.  

To watch our journey and impact, follow our page. To help us grow our impact, invest today.  


Photo of Land Based Elverator Switchback system and Whooshh Innovations Engineer

Whooshh Innovations Achieves Record First Quarter

6 months ago

2022 is off to a promising start.  Q1 revenue is typically the lowest water mark for the year and less than the other quarters.  New budgets often start at the beginning of the year and contract negotiations accelerate, but deliveries and recognized revenue lag.  

For example, in 2020 Q1 revenue was less than $250k and we finished the year with $5.6MM in revenue. This year, 2022 Q1 revenue was approximately $600K, a new record for Q1 by the Company. Next step, to make fiscal year 2022 our best year yet.   

If we have learned nothing else from the last two years, we know that a worldwide pandemic, a war in Europe, and high inflation bring uncertainty to the future.  However, we also know that the inflated cost of oil is accelerating the demand for electricity from clean reliable efficient energy sources like hydropower. Where there is a dam with hydropower, fish passage at the dam is often a necessary enabler to obtain a license for the hydropower operator. So, with all the unwelcome news in the world today, and the one million dams worldwide that already exist, most of which do not have hydropower or fish passage, just maybe, the world is starting to catch on, as evidenced by our record first quarter.   

There is endless work to do, but it is a start. It's time for you to act too, invest in Whooshh and the future today. Hydropower is the surest way to beat climate change and maintain a clean reliable energy grid, and with your help we will ensure that we also SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.  

We are grateful for your help with the first $1MM plus, and now we need your help to reach our $5MM offering max. Tell your friends and colleagues, the clock is ticking.  

Let's go! 

Vince 

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO 

Whooshh Innovations Inc. 


*These results are based on unaudited financial statements and may be subject to change.

Whooshh Applauds Over $3 Million in Funding Presented to Tribal Partners

6 months ago

We are thrilled to hear that The Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) secured over $3 million in funding from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to bring salmon back to the Inland Northwest. 
 
The funding will be used in UCUT Phase 2 Implementation Plan, centering on fisheries research, developing local rearing facilities, and expanding fish transport capacity. The $3 million will allow the tribes to purchase critical research and transport equipment that will be used for Phase 2 implementation. 

Whooshh Innovations began working with the Colville tribes in 2018, collaborating on the installation of a Passage Portal system to perform testing on Chief Joseph Dam. We are pleased to hear that the long-anticipated funding has finally arrived.  
 
“We applaud the state of Washington for accepting their role in this most righteous of endeavors,” said Hemene James, Chairman of the Upper Columbia United Tribes. “We as the original inhabitants of this great country of ours look forward to the joint efforts going forward with not only Washington but all those that want to experience all that this beautiful land of ours can be!” 

We are looking forward to the impact the Upper Columbia United Tribes and the secured funding will have on local river rehabilitation. We are excited to work with the UCUT again over the coming years! 

To read the full story, click here https://www.kxly.com/salmon-are-coming-back-to-the-spokane-and-columbia-rivers/ 

To watch our journey and impact, follow our page. To help us grow, invest today. 

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The Good Economics of Fish Passage

6 months ago

Ever wondered what the market looks like for fish passage systems? Here are ten quick facts on Whooshh Innovation market potential. Dig in.

 

How big is the market?

There are more than 1 million dams worldwide, with approximately 3,500 new dams under construction. 

What percentage of market is in the United States?

90,000 dams or 9%. 


How many of the dams in the U.S. are already powered (hydroelectric) dams?  

~ 2400 

 

How many hydroelectric dams in Europe?  

~25,000 

 

How many dams worldwide are “High Head Dams” meaning they are more than 50 feet? 

More than 60,000 (this is our bread and butter)

 

How many dams in the United States will be going through relicensing this decade? 

More than 300! 

    

How many systems can you deploy per year?

Deployments of a Passage Portal system takes about a week for a team of 5. 

 

What is the price of the Whooshh Passage Portal?

The sale price of a Passage Portal system can range from approximately $1.5MM to $7.5MM depending on a variety of factors including size.

 These same systems can be provided through a PAAS (Passage as a Service) business model creating recurring revenue over a long service contract of 10 or more years, creating an ongoing revenue stream for the Company. We expect to transition from a sale model to a PAAS model over time and cash flow supports such capital expenses. 

 

What are some examples of Government support for fish passage at Dams?  

In the U.S., at the federal level, the Infrastructure bill included $ 2.4B for dams, including environmental improvements at dams such as fish passage.  Further, the ITC tax credit is expected to pass this year which would provide a 30% tax credit to dam owners/operators for such environmental improvements. In Sweden, the government will fund 85% of the cost of fish passage at dams to help owners/operators comply with the new laws and regulations mandating that fish passage be added to the 900 dams in the country. 

 

Once a P.O. or contract is issued for a Passage Portal, how long does it take for the Company to build a system so that it is ready to be shipped to a site?  

Assuming no unexpected supply chain delays, 90-120 days. 

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No Time to Waste - Its time to Invest in WHOOSHH

6 months ago

Dear Whooshh Investors:

I have just returned from SouthCarolina at the Santee spillway where our Whooshh Passage Portal™ was deployed just before the 2022 shad run. It was a perfect location.

While I was there, Santee Cooper and the Electric Research Power Institute (EPRI) hosted other East coast power companies such as Duke Energy, NY Power Authority, New Brunswick Power, First Light, Constellation Energy Group, Littoral Power Systems, plus key influencers from Federal and State regulatory agencies like National Marine Fisheries Services, state Department of Natural Resources for South Carolina, North Carolina, and Delaware, etc., and large engineering and consulting firms like Klein Schmidt, InterFluve, and Normandeau, totaling more than 40 attendees altogether, who came to see and learn about our Whooshh Passage Portal installation at the Santee spillway.  For many it was the first time they had actually put their hands on our Whooshh Passage Portal™ system. Alden Laboratories and representatives of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories were also there doing various studies that included validation of our scanning accuracy for shad size, condition, and survival evaluation. The entire day was very well done and celebratory for all who came, but perhaps none more than our Whooshh team.  Se video here.For me personally, the day was energizing and a reminder of why we do what we do and how important it is to always push forward.   So many places have seemingly insurmountable fish passage problems at various dams and barriers, and all these attendees were seeking us out and asking every question they could, so they could include us in their FERC dam relicensing plans, which just on the East Coast, number nearly 300 dams over the next few years.

As seen in the photos included in this Update, this dam site would present problems for fish passage and traditional fish passage approaches, that were handled with relative ease by our Whooshh Passage Portal and our Migrator™ tube. Just a couple days before the industry event we had 50 MPH sustained winds for hours on end at the site, followed the next morning by 24 degree temperatures. We were able to showcase durability in a range of weather and water conditions! Having so many industry and agency players coming together for a day long event and expressing their gratitude and congratulations to Whooshh and Santee Cooper was truly heartening. 

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To take full advantage of the opportunities before us now, some of which only came to light at the event, we need to make some keys hires in Sales, Product Marketing, and Operations as soon as possible. Given that the supply chain is not as fast as it was in years past, we also need to upgrade our management tools and resources to manage our projects and growth more efficiently.  

Therefore, we are going to call on the entire StartEngine community to help us make a big push from now through April with the current Start Engine offering, and let’s see just how much we raise by concentrating on the Start Engine investors . We have watched over the last year as a select few companies on Start Engine have raised millions of dollars a week. They have similar attributes to our own, (i) already producing revenue, (ii) business model produces recurring revenue, (iii) they are later stage - an emerging growth company, and (iv)  we have a one of a kind product with enormous markets to be conquered not just in the United States, but all around the world. Our CF round caps out at $5M, let’s get it done.

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If you have been waiting for the end of this round before investing, as many have advised us is their plan, we ask you to take the dive now and invest in us at this inflection point.   If you jumped on board early and now are in a position to do more, as some of you have notified us, we invite you to take that step now too.

Our research has shown that it is you and your word of mouth, that is the best way to raise capital efficiently.  We have invested in social media advertisements and while they are effective in generating more awareness, we would much rather put those dollars to work in something more productive for the success and effectiveness of the company right now.  By spreading the word among your fellow friends and investors, it really helps magnify our efforts. So… we are counting on you to invest, and then go brag to all your family, friends and fellow investors so they too invest this round, and help us make a big push RIGHT NOW.

For our part, we will keep feeding you updates over the next month that we hope will make an investment in Whooshh stand out. I’ll personally make an effort to check on your questions in the comments section every evening.

With the Federal 2022 budget just signed into law, I will also be going back to D.C. in April for Water Power Week and will meet with other customers, agency personnel, and some politicians to help put some of the recently passed Federal budget moneys for fish passage in our queue.

If it wasn’t before, it should now be very clear we have tackled something really big .It's equally clear its time to scale and we need your backing right now to take advantage of the opportunity now before us.   Go for it!

Vince

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO

Whooshh Innovations, Inc.

 

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For First Time in 80 years, Fish Return to South Carolina’s Lake Marion Thanks to Whooshh Passage Portal™

7 months ago

It’s been an historic week here for Whooshh Innovations.  For the first time in 80 years, American Shad and Blueback Herring are returning to South Carolina’s Lake Marion thanks to the Whooshh Passage Portal.  

 

 

Photo taken by Paul Zoeller with Santee Cooper. 

For more than 80 years, the Santee Spillway has helped control water flow between Lake Marion and the Santee River, but it has also blocked the migration of fish swimming upstream to spawn.  Now, a new public-private research project is giving American shad and blueback herring a “jump” over the Spillway and onto spawning grounds. 


 


The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Santee Cooper and Whooshh Innovations are conducting a field study on the ability of the Whooshh Passage Portal™ (WPP™) to transport these fish species upstream and over the Santee Spillway into Lake Marion. 


 

 

“During this field study, American shad have traveled through the Whooshh system. This is a significant milestone, and we are encouraged with the success we’ve seen so far,” said Jane Campbell, senior director of environmental and water systems at Santee Cooper. “We will continue to work with other environmental, research and utility organizations to see whether the system is an effective and economical solution to fish passage in the Santee Cooper Lakes.” 

You can read more about the historic project here.


 


Though initially designed to provide fish passage for salmon, the Passage Portal has evolved to accommodate a variety of native species, including shad and herring. Every year, our technology and company advances and grows - you can grow with us. Invest in the future today.  

 

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Our Fish Passage Technology Increases Hydropower Output

7 months ago

The world has been busy the past few days. 

The latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reported the mounting consequences of climate change are now forecasted to arrive more rapidly and with more devastation than previously anticipated.  

We understand that after a long time of hearing increasingly worse forecasts of the fate of our earth and those who inhabit it, everything can feel overwhelming and even numbing. It is hard not to feel disheartened by so much it feels we have so little control of. 

So we want to talk about what we know, and what we can control. We know that according to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, globally, renewables made up 29 percent of electricity generation in 2020. Much of that is from hydropower - 16.8 percent. Hydropower is a critical part of today’s renewable energy generation and an important shift away from reliance on fossil fuels.  

We know our fish passage technology increases hydropower output up to 10%, reducing carbon emissions while still passing fish, gathering data, and conserving water. We know that our systems can be installed today and make a measurable impact on the resilience of many fish species against climate change.  

And we know that while we are a fish first company, in order to save the fish, we must also save the planet.  

Invest in a difference, invest in the future. 

The Passage Portal™ Has Arrived at the Santee River

7 months ago

The Whooshh Passage Portal™, an innovative fish passage technology, arrived early this week on the Santee River, greeted by an on-site Whooshh team who began installation.  

The Passage PortalTM system has been tailored for volitional entry and selective passage of American Shad. Much like salmon, spawning adult shad play a vital ecological role and are capable of migrating hundreds of miles upstream. This will be our third installation where shad were the primary target species, and we are looking forward to watching it perform on the Santee River in South Carolina.  

Our development of American Shad passage systems is critical as more than 200 hydropower operators on the East Coast are facing FERC relicensing requirements, which require them to implement fish passage solutions. American shad are a species of interest at many of these sites. 

The Whooshh Passage Portal™ is able to be tailored to a wide range of species outside of Shad and Salmon. Invest now to be a part of the new era of fish passage.  


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An Inside Look at Whooshh Innovations (Part 2)

8 months ago

Looking at the present and towards the future.


What is the regulatory framework in the U.S. and other countries for the industry? 

 

Vincent Bryan III :  Its VERY favorable today. Fish passage is now required under Federal and Sate law in most circumstances when a dam comes up for relicensing or when changes are going to be made, much like bringing your house up to code when you renovate or add an addition. The Federal infrastructure bill and the bi-partisan supported parts of the Build Back Better plan, both significantly incentivize dam owners and fund fish passage improvements at dams with billions of dollars for environmental improvements. See Building a Better America | The White House 

 

How do you intend to use the money you raise this round to scale the business? 

 

Vincent Bryan III :  As we enter 2022, and the Covid hangover is ending, we are seeing a significant increase in activity.  We use the money for working capital to maximize our growth, by adding internal human resources (sales, engineering, and marketing) and back-office systems to enable us to simultaneously grow the business efficiently, and put the systems in place which will make us more efficient in securing the contract and delivering and deploying product to customers sites in the U.S. and Europe. Further, these moneys will be used for new application R&D to expand our TAM into the growing aquaculture industry and invasive species management problems will be an important growth driver for us. 

 

What do you want potential investors to know about you and/or your company? 

 

Vincent Bryan III :  If you believe that investing in companies that are forward looking and provide a necessary and key piece of the puzzle to reducing the carbon footprint, you should look at Whooshh Innovations closely, the leader in a nascent industry that has world-wide application and multi-billion dollar potential.  Our team members have taken on big problems before with highly successful outcomes.  While it has taken nearly 10 years to develop, test, produce independent studies, and now commercialize our products, we are finally ready to scale, deliver, and continue our planned growth.  

 

As you think about the business 5-10 years down the road, what do you see exit opportunities looking like? Have you set any future goals for the company? 

 

Vincent Bryan III :  We expect that with high gross margins and recurring revenue model projected by our Passage as a Service offering, we will have options.  At this time, the two most likely paths are either an exit to a PE firm who values the dividends from the recurring revenue stream we will be creating, or my personal favorite, after crowdfunding our way to higher revenues and profits and creating a solid track record of financial growth, bring the Company onto the public market such as NASDAQ.  We have a goal of becoming the #1 fish passage provider in the world – SAVE, FEED, GROW is a double entendre, it is more than our environmental mission, it’s how we like to make our investors happy too! 

 

An Inside Look at Whooshh Innovations

8 months ago

Get to know Whooshh: Some words from our CEO on who Whooshh is and what sets us apart.  

 

What inspired you to take the leap and start this company?  

Vincent Bryan III:  I enjoy figuring out how to solve big problems, connecting the dots, and delivering solutions. The problem we are addressing exists world-wide.  It’s a massive issue that must be addressed with climate change forcing the issue for a clean renewable energy grid. Nobody was addressing the problem in a manner that could be scaled.  There were only very expensive custom solutions.  

 

Who is on your team and how did you come together?  

Vincent Bryan III :  The initial team was formed with engineers that came from another successful startup of a couple of our founders.  Since that time, we have added key team members who believe in our mission to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.  As an example only, our VP of R&D, was the lead scientist who developed the vaccine Guardasil for Merck, to protect against the cancer that can be caused by the HPV virus.  She has brought a whole new level of rigor and respect to the studies that are done with our technologies.  

 

How is Whooshh Innovation transforming the industry?  

Vincent Bryan III :  We have brought game changing technologies to an industry that has tried to address the problem of fish passage with just two ingredients, water and concrete, for the last 100 years.  We work from the premise that the fish needs to move past the dam safely, timely, and effectively to get back up over the dam, but we don’t need either water or concrete to do that better and faster for the fish and far less expensively (~20% of the cost).  

 

What does the competitive landscape look like, and how do you differentiate?  

Vincent Bryan III :  Historically fish passage solutions are custom made for a dam site and cost from $10M - $100M per site.  They are either a concrete fish ladder or a concrete and mechanical fish lift (like an elevator).  Both require large amounts of civil work and permitting, and often do not work effectively.  Once built, it is hard to change and adapt them to work in ever changing conditions. As a result, over 95% of the dams in the world were built without any fish passage at all.  Under contemporary laws and rules, the industry must address this environmental oversight. 

 

With global hydropower generation market valued at $202.4 billion in 2019, and projected to reach $317.8 billion by 2027, according to Allied Market Research, the demand for effective and affordable fish passage is continuously growing. Whooshh is evolving and expanding to meet that need. It’s not too late to join us.  

Whooshh is Well Positioned to Benefit From Industry and Government Plans

8 months ago

Whooshh Investors and followers, are you familiar with the term ESG?

ESG is the acronym for Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance, the three broad categories or areas of interest for what are classified as socially responsible investments. These three factors are used to measure the sustainability of an investment. It is a concept that has evolved from the Triple Bottom Line or the Three P’s: Planet, People, and Profits.  

 The collective point of the concept’s evolution is that any corporation, in order to be sustainable, must consider more than just the short-term dollar signs of a decision. Companies are more likely to succeed and perform if value is created for all their stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, and the environment.  

 The concept can be boiled down to the simple fact that the implications and decisions made today, and their impact on the future, must be considered by company leadership. A company that cares about their customers, employees, and the environment can better withstand turbulence and outperform their competitors.  

 Companies do not exist in a vacuum – corporations functioning globally are not immune to the instability climate change wreaks. Taking into account environmental and social factors is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. Investing in companies who do so is not only right, it is smart.  

 In his 2022 letter to CEOs, BlackRock (BLK) CEO Larry Fink expressed his support for the green transition, advising other company heads to participate as well. 

“I believe the decarbonizing of the global economy is going to create the greatest investment opportunity of our lifetime,” Fink wrote. “It will also leave behind the companies that don’t adapt, regardless of what industry they are in.” 

Whether Black Rock CEO Larry Fink is correct or not, we will have to wait and see.  However, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the government policies and funding are already making the move.  As more details for the infrastructure bill and budget appropriations become public, we are heartened by the fact that numerous agencies and collectively billions of dollars have been appropriated to fish passage, food production efficiencies, clean water and clean energy, including significant investments and incentives for hydropower environmental improvements.     

Check out the details for yourself here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/build/ .  As we like to say:  SAVE, FEED, GROW - INVEST! 

 

Whooshh Innovations Inc. and ETI Announce Strategic Alliance Through FIN Network

8 months ago

SEATTLE, Wash. – This week the Fish Innovation Network (FIN) grew as Whooshh Innovations Inc. and Environmental Technologies Inc. (ETI) entered into an agreement designed to strengthen the reach and impact of both companies’ respective fish handling technology.

The alliance will enable faster innovation and reach in the aquaculture and commercial fishing spaces, with products that offer more sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.  

The Fish Innovation Network (FIN) program is a strategic partnering program started by Whooshh Innovations. Through FIN, a cross-section of innovative companies and solutions in combination with hydro operators, NGO’s, tribal entities, academia, and other like-minded organizations will advance and accelerate the deployment and adoption of modern, best-in-class technologies and product applications. FIN is built on a foundation of sound and practical fisheries science and economics and united around the mission of saving the fish, feeding the planet, and growing clean energy.  

“We are excited that ETI is joining FIN. The timing is perfect as well,” says Whooshh CEO Vincent Bryan III “ETI has been deploying its fish handling solutions for aquaculture and fisheries for years and has the experience and understanding of both fish welfare and industry needs to help the industry transition to innovative yet proven solutions.” 

 ETI President Victor H. Delucchi said “I have been dreaming for years about how we can use the Whooshh technologies along with our own Silkstream product to move fish.  Technologies like these that complement each other can be used to further mitigate high production costs due to excessive water use and its further treatment. We can’t wait to bring these new applications to market.” 

 ETI is a world leader in state-of-the-art fish transfer and aquaculture feeding systems, supplying aquaculture and commercial fishing industries both locally and globally. They aim to facilitate a more environmentally friendly and cost-efficient fishing and aquaculture industry. 

 Whooshh Innovations Inc. delivers its fish passage and fish handling solutions to customers worldwide from its headquarters in Seattle, WA. Their systems are modular, adaptable, portable, gentle, and designed to be installed with less environmental impact and at up to 80% less cost than traditional fish passage designs.  

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Join the Conversation!

9 months ago

Hello Whooshh investors, followers, and friends,

As Whooshh grows and evolves to take a more central space in the fish passage conversation, we’ve experienced, with escalating frequency, the great pleasures and challenges of working in a diverse spectrum of industries.  

While we’re just the fish passage experts, what we do is intrinsically linked to a myriad of other fields. Fields such as river restoration and habitat conservation, commercial and recreational fishing, hydropower and renewable energies, and, perhaps the most intimidating of them all, the climate crisis. 

These complex and multi-faceted microcosms of a larger environmental and cultural sphere see major events and evolutions every day - advancements and challenges that keep us thinking in new ways and innovating new solutions.  

While we live and breathe these daily changes in the world of fish passage and its adjacent industries, we understand that’s unique to us. In fact, it’s our job. Most people don’t get to consume the latest news in environmental technology while on the clock. 

That’s why we wanted to let you know that we have been developing our social media platforms specifically to share the latest, relevant content for our fellow fish nerds, angler experts, climate activists, conservationists, and intersectional environmentalists. Our content is designed to brief you in what is going on both in and outside the world of fish passage, how they connect, and why they are important.  

 If you’d like, you can give us a follow. Social media opens space for conversation, and we love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and discussion in the comments. It also allows you to keep up to date with what we’re doing – the impact we’re making and where we’re going next. 


You can join in on the conversation through: 

Twitter  

Instagram

Facebook

LinkedIn

 

Whooshh Secures Design Contract for Fish Passage at Conowingo Dam

9 months ago

After delivering on phase one of the Passage Portal implementation at Exelon Generation’s Conowingo Dam, the state of Maryland’s largest dam, we are pleased to announce Whooshh has been retained to design the next phase of the passage project.  

The contract entered into last year was focused on agency data related to Gizzard shad transport as a proxy for American shad phase. This second phase of the project is divided into two parts, the first part is the layout design for a permanent installation, which is now underway, and the second part, the delivery and deployment of the Whooshh equipment for American shad per the permanent design. 

The FERC license for Conowingo currently requires Exelon to trap and transport American shad from the West Fish Lift and East Fish Lift. The first part of phase two will be designing the placement of our equipment at the project site and the layout of approximately 900’ of our patented Migrator Tubes for use by native American Shad as they return to the Conowingo River to spawn. In Part 1 of Phase 2 the system design will envision invasive Gizzard Shad to be manually sorted with pre-existing equipment, and then the American Shad to be manually delivered into the Whooshh system. However, the modular Whooshh fish transport system will be designed to be updated and changed to add features in the future as other site improvements come online. 

 Notably, more than 200 hydropower operators on the East Coast are facing FERC relicensing requirements in the upcoming years, requiring them to implement fish passage solutions for salmon, shad, herring and eel, and this design and deliver phased approach is a model example of how to monetize and coordinate a project directly with the dam owner/operators to timely achieve their fisheries management goals. We are excited to be working with the exceptional team at Exelon once again in 2022. 

  

Whooshh Innovations Signs Contract to Install Passage Portal in South Carolina This Spring

9 months ago

Whooshh Innovations is pleased to announce that we have entered into a new agreement to finish what we started before Covid and install a Whooshh Passage Portal™ on South Carolina’s Santee River this March. 


Thanks to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for funding the project.  EPRI is an industry leader working to modernize hydropower. Their work improving the efficiency and sustainability of one of the most relied upon renewable energy sources is more important now than ever. EPRI is supported by many power producers such as New Brunswick Power, FirstLight Power, NYPA, and Santee Cooper. 

The Passage Portal will be used primarily for upstream migrating American Shad and river herring species. This will be our third installation where shad were the primary target species. Alden Laboratories will be conducting a biological study to assess efficacy for shad, a final step in agency acceptance of the technology for use with this very sensitive species. 

More than 200 hydropower operators on the East Coast are facing FERC relicensing requirements, which require them to implement fish passage solutions. American shad are a species of interest at many of these sites. The Passage Portal is modular, adaptable, portable, and gentle.  It can be installed more efficiently and at up to 80% less cost than traditional fish passage designs. 

This is an exciting time for the rehabilitation and restoration of native fish populations, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with EPRI in taking another step towards a more fish friendly hydropower future. 

 

$1M+ in Investments Raised!

9 months ago


We did it with your help! We reached $1M in investments on December 31, one of our milestone goals. Thank You!


$1,009,678.00 Raised | 694 Investors
$300.00 Min. Investment


We cannot emphasize enough how meaningful it is to share our mission with so many of you, and it is in high spirits and renewed vigor that we enter 2022, ready to continue our vision and accelerating our global impact.

We look forward to celebrating many more achievements and milestones together in the months and years to come!

If you have not yet joined our growing team, it’s not too late to invest. Come join the party. Just click that big green Invest Now button, and reach out if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Whooshh Innovations

Your investment today can put us over $1M raised in this round

9 months ago

We are so very close to finishing off the year by hitting the $1M milestone on StartEngine.  Help us get there today. If you have been thinking about investing, or investing more, now is a great time to jump on board.  We have been busy negotiating  contracts  as we enter the new year.   Two have just been signed and more are in the works .  We will provide more updates beginning next week. Suffice it to say, we are already off to a great start for fiscal year 2022.

Let's celebrate the New Year together by making an investment in the future.  Our business case is really straight forward and logical. It is inevitable that wind and solar energy are going to continue to grow as every country moves to a more sustainable carbon free energy grid.  However, wind and solar alone are not enough. A third renewable, hydropower must grow as well.  Hydropower is the ultimate battery back-up for a reliable clean energy grid. The world cannot produce enough batteries or nuclear facilities and dams already exist. The vast majority of dam's do not have hydropower on them and this is where the Department of Energy and others see a major opportunity, not by building new dams, but adding hydropower on non-powered dams and making existing hydropower sites more efficient with new technologies.  There was just one big problem, if you add hydropower to a dam, or change your hydropower facility, you must also address environmental concerns for fish passage under federal law.  Over the last five years we have uniquely positioned ourselves to be the go to Company for fish passage solutions as this transformational electric age races against the climate change clock.  

We can't wait for 2022 and the U.S. $1T Infrastructure package to begin to go to work. Even more, we look forward to at least some of the nearly $2T Build Back Better plan getting passed in Q1.   We still believe its not a question of IF this bill will pass, but when, and by how much.  Too much is riding on the need to address climate change and for those in congress to demonstrate that they are doing something about it for it not to pass in this election year.  

Whooshh is a great way to participate in the worldwide electrification and clean energy mega trend in a huge market space (1 million dams worldwide) and with limited competition. Its a win win too, for the fish and for everyone who loves the outdoors and cares about the environment we live.  

2022 is our year to make a splash! Thanks for your enthusiastic support!. We look forward to you joining the team.


Sincerely,

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO

Whooshh Innovations Inc.

 

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10 months ago

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Washington State - Governor Inslee Announces Largest New Investment in Salmon Recovery in State History

10 months ago

Unveiled to the public for the first time today, Governor Jay Inslee announced a $187 million legislative and policy proposal in the 2022 budget designed to fund critical actions to protect Washington states salmon populations. 

The proposal calls for eight directives, most of which are in the Whooshh product solution wheelhouse now. They include the following: 


  •         Protecting and restoring vital salmon habitat. 

  •         Investing in clean water infrastructure for salmon and people. 

  •         Correcting fish passage barriers and restoring salmon access to historical habitat. 

  •         Building climate resiliency. 

  •         Aligning harvest, hatcheries, and hydropower with salmon recovery. 

  •         Addressing predation and food web issues for salmon. 

  •         Enhancing commitments and coordination across agencies and programs. 

  •         Strengthening science, monitoring and accountability. 

 

The proposal focuses on restoring salmon populations, protecting habitat, and investing in cold, clean water, as well as addressing other barriers to salmon recovery, such as dams and overfishing. It represents the largest state investment in salmon recovery that we have seen in over 20 years, identifying the same issues we have been working on for over a decade 

Governor Jay Inslee visited Whooshh Innovations headquarters and R&D shop in 2019 and was keenly curious about our selective fish passage and water saving solutions and the data we collect for monitoring purposes. We are excited to see that the Governor is proposing significant new funding which not only supports salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest but recognizes the importance of hydropower to Washington states’ clean energy goals. We are looking forward to continuing the conversation of salmon recovery with Governor Inslee and state representatives to assure the people of our home state see the benefits of our most innovative solutions  

We can now see a financial path forward for critical and highly visible projects just a couple of miles from our office. Through a six-mile stretch connecting Lake Washington to Puget Sound in Seattle’s Ship Canal is an ever-warming man-made canal, lacking an estuary, and guarded by the Ballard Locks dam. With the Governor’s proposal we hope to provide safe passage for the salmon who must traverse right through the city of Seattle in these waters when migrating to and from their historical spawning grounds. 

 

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Over $900,000 Invested!

10 months ago

Great news! As of this week we've passed $900,000 and are nearing in on the $1 million mark. To know that our mission and work resonates with so many of you is inspiring, and we are excited to enter 2022 with so many new supporters and company shareholders behind us!

As you know, an investment in Whooshh is an investment in the future. With 2022 right around the corner, the future seems to be rapidly approaching. Luckily our technology, team, and determination evolves, grows, and strengthens every year. We feel more prepared for 2022 and the projects and challenges it will bring than ever, and we are excited to continue sharing the scope and impact of our work with you.

Cheers to $900,000 all!

Sincerely,

Whooshh Innovations 

Whooshh Innovations Inc. Engages Investment Banker Madison Street Capital to Grow Faster

10 months ago

November 30, 2021 

Whooshh Innovations Inc. is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Madison Street Capital, a mid-market investment banker headquartered in Austin, Texas and their affiliated broker-dealer MSD-BD LLC, to raise upwards of USD $15MM or more from accredited investors through a Reg D offering to support the Company’s growth plans.  As a leading investment banking group, Madison Street Capital focuses on emerging and middle-market firms seeking flexible and effective corporate funding solutions.  

With public policies around climate change dictating an aggressive approach to a clean energy electric grid, Whooshh Innovations offers a scalable solution that addresses the primary environmental concerns with any dam or in-stream barrier today, its impact on fish passage and the resulting biomass that lives in the waters above and below them. Whooshh technologies can be deployed at sites within months of being ordered and can improve the health and numbers of native fish in the entire watershed, providing hydroelectric providers a clear economic path to their sustainable hydroelectric projects.  

“The reality is that we need to begin to scale our business right now to respond to the needs and demands of our customers in 2022 and beyond”, said Whooshh Innovations Inc. CEO Vincent Bryan III.  “We have engaged Madison Street Capital to assure we will have access to the financial resources needed to grow our business across the United States and internationally as climate action projects accelerate” he said. In the new age infrastructure projects, environmental innovation, artificial intelligence, and increasing demands on the electric grid, our rivers and watersheds must be managed better and more efficiently than ever before to achieve our climate and environmental commitments worldwide. For the last century, hydropower has been the largest renewable energy resource provider and is poised to take on an even larger role in the future, serving as the ultimate battery back-up for the electric grid, at the same time as wind and solar advance, while coal, oil, and other carbon energy producers come off-line.  

Madison Street Capital is an international investment banking firm committed to integrity, excellence, leadership, and service in delivering corporate financial advisory services to publicly and privately held businesses. Whooshh Innovations mission is to save native fish, feed the planet, and grow clean energy. Whooshh aims to achieve this by delivering novel fish passage and fish handling systems which safely, timely, effectively, and more efficiently transport fish past dams and barriers, at less cost and much faster than ever before possible. 

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11 months ago

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Salmon, Orca, and the Soul of Seattle

11 months ago

What would the Pacific Northwest be without Salmon? 

Salmon have always been an integral part of culture and life in the Pacific Northwest. Before removed from their lands, many Native Tribes heavily relied on the abundance of salmon in rivers such as the Columbia, Snake, Spokane, Skagit, Snohomish, and Okanagon. 

Salmon were not only the largest source of protein in their diet, but held great importance in their beliefs, rituals, and culture as well. Indigenous fishing practices prioritized sustainably, and while they cared for the lands, the salmon runs thrived.

As EuroAmericans arrived in the mid 19th century, so came the development of salmon canning technology and big fishing companies, such as Hudson Bay Co. That, combined with the consequences of the expanding industrial industry, initiated the decline of salmon populations, as pollution and obtrusive development limited viable habitat for the fish. 

Salmon are a critical protein source for many of our most iconic animals in the Pacific Northwest, including Orcas, Bears, Eagles, and Wolves among others. As the decline in salmon runs begins to threaten the existence of our most notable neighbors, we are left to wonder, what would the Pacific Northwest be without the creatures who make it home?

Salmon now face more threats than ever as they battle the impacts of climate change, habitat degradation, and overfishing. Today, six of the eight Pacific Northwest salmonid subtypes are listed as endangered or threatened. 

The article Salmon, Orca, and the Soul of Seattle by Samantha Allen brings to light some painful but important questions that make us more passionate than ever in doing our part to preserve the salmon populations. 

The value of your investment is a choice to join us in changing the future we are barreling towards - a future without salmon, orca, or the Pacific Northwest as we know it. 


Read the article Salmon, Orca and the Soul of Seattle by Samantha Allen here : https://crosscut.com/opinion/2021/11/salmon-orca-and-soul-seattle

Whooshh in Attendance at American Fisheries Society National Meeting

11 months ago

Janine Bryan and Steve Dearden, two Whooshh team members, travelled to Baltimore this week for the American Fisheries Society (AFS) National meeting. They will be representing Whooshh Innovations amongst the assemblage of fisheries managers, biologists, professors, ecologists, aquaculturists, economists, engineers, geneticists, and social scientists that comprise AFS’s memberships.

Janine Bryan, our VP of Fisheries Research and Development, also holds the position of VP of AFS Washington & British Columbia chapter where she is able to assist in promoting scientific research and sustainable management of fisheries resources. She has been able to share a significant amount of the research and studies performed at Whooshh with AFS, helping to further science based sustainable management in fisheries. 

AFS is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources, and includes over 8,000 members from around the world. We are excited and proud that the next AFS National Meeting 2022 will be held in our very own state of Washington, in Spokane!

Our team is working hard to further the science and knowledge around sustainable fisheries and the conservation of fish runs, and our passage systems are based on that science. Join our investors today to support research based fish passage solutions - before the fish are out of time.

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11 months ago

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BILLS IN CONGRESS COULD BE MORE GOOD NEWS FOR WHOOSHH!

11 months ago

When you are an emerging leader in the environmental services space like we are, public policy and funding can play an outsized role in our future. There is currently a lot of good work going on in DC that we are keeping our eyes on. The current administration is looking to invest trillions domestically and we have been busy meeting with congressional staff regarding non-powered dams, hydropower and fish passage investments.    

Senator Cantwell just issued a press release outlining in detail the forthcoming funding for salmon recovery in the tax package which she sponsored through Senate bill 2306 “Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity and River Restoration Act”. These programs will direct over $4.7 billion to fish passage projects and other environmental upgrades and through an investment tax credit.  See Senator Cantwell’s full press release here: Press Releases | News | U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington (senate.gov) which lists in detail the types of projects that will be supported.  

There are other key bills we are tracking and have provided our feedback on through the NHA and other organizations:   

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes:  

  •    $553 million in grants to support upgrades to existing facilities (New)        
  •    $125 million to incentivize adding hydropower generation to non-powered dams (Section 242) [Note when hydropower is added to non-powered dams, typically fish passage must also be added to secure a FERC license]       
  •    $75 million in hydropower efficiency improvements (Section 243) [ e.g., when a fish ladder is replaced with a Whooshh Passage Portal, up to 10% more water can be made available for hydropower production]      

The Reconciliation Bill includes:   

  •  Includes $36 million to DOE for hydro and fish passage R&D demonstration projects      

What’s dropped out but may find its way back in with your help is a 30% Tax Credit for Maintaining and Enhancing Hydropower, which specifically included the 30% credit for environmental enhancements, such as fish passage and related technologies.   

So, its been a REALLY good year for clean hydropower and the fish, if only we can get these bills to the President’s desk before year end.   

Friends of Whooshh, be sure to reach out to your congressional representatives today and let them know that the tax credit for hydropower and environmental upgrades and especially fish passage in a reconciliation bill are key to a clean energy future, one with plenty of fish to feed the planet (sport fishing license fees are needed for many state budgets too). Copy Senator Joe Manchin as well, there are many dams in his state that coal workers could transition, if the 30% tax credit for environmental improvements is included in the final Reconciliation Bill – indeed, he/we should insist on it.  

The Snake River Dams

11 months ago

As litigation continues over the Snake River Dams, decisive action feels further away than ever.

The Salmon, now deep within their spawning season, seem to be teetering on the brink of a turning point and as the months wear on we feel more poignantly that we are using up precisely what the Salmon don’t seem to have enough of - time.

About $17 billion has been spent thus far on salmon recovery over the past two decades. We humbly suggest it’s time to try something new.

Ten years ago, we began designing a new, innovative technology for situations just like this. To be a solution for the salmon that still made space for hydropower. Or an intermediary step while the litigation drags on. What matters to us most is that we make a decision for the salmon - and that we make it now.

Here’s why our system is a ground breaking solution different from fish passage currently deployed:

  1. Our systems pass fish over dams and barriers in seconds, rather than days, helping them reach their spawning grounds sooner and decreasing pre-spawning mortality
  2. Our systems can cull out non-native species, decreasing invasive species that compete with salmon for food and habitat.
  3. Our systems can be installed in weeks - and can be removed without leaving a footprint. It is modular, portable, and adaptable, making it easy to adjust and an excellent temporary solution in the face of an uncertain future.
  4. Our systems use significantly less water, allowing more water for the fish and to create clean energy.

Please reach out with any further questions about our technology, and how the solutions our systems provide goes beyond that of other fish passage options.

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Whooshh Recieves Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters (OSAW) Award!

12 months ago

We received the most amazing and humbling news this morning! We are honored to have been awarded the NHA Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) Award of Recreational and Environmental Enhancement at the 2021 Clean Currents Conference.

The Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) honors deserving organizations in the hydropower and marine energy industry for projects that exhibit exemplary operational, educational, historical, recreational, or environmental enhancement and stewardship.

We were awarded the OSAW for our work in northern B.C last year, where we deployed our fish passage system in the effort to save one of the world’s greatest salmon runs on the Fraser River, after a catastrophic land slide. We are unspeakably proud of our work and feel honored to have been awarded the OSAW. Thank you to the National Hydropower Association (NHA) and Clean Currents for the opportunity to come and share what we do and why we do it.

Thank you to everyone who has joined us in our efforts to preserve native fish populations and invested in the future of fish passage.

Whooshh Technology featured in Two Premiere Journal Publications as Fish Passage Solution

12 months ago
In the great debate around fish and hydropower, two of the premiere journals for both fish and dams have simultaneously published articles featuring Whooshh technology as a fish passage solution.

Published in the journal Fisheries, the article Upstream and Downstream – Exciting Advances to Modernize Fish Passage and Improve Data Collection quotes "Fish ladders have been in use for more than 100 years, and truck and-transport operations have been in existence for more than 75 years. In that time, both methods have changed very little and have not sustained populations of migratory fish...The key to success stories such as Apple and Tesla is that they have dared to think differently. For fish passage, this is also needed. Indeed, society is increasingly demanding it."


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12 months ago

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Nearly $800,000, But There's Still Time To Act!

about 1 year ago

We're nearing the $800,000 mark in investments on our StartEngine campaign but there's still time to invest if you are on the fence, or want to invest more.  


Our campaign is going strong, with major investments pushing us closer to our goal daily.  In fact nearly 1,000 people now follow our campaign, and more than 500 have invested.  The clock is ticking but it's not too late. 

As mentioned in our previous update, we'll be at the Issaquah Salmon Days festival this weekend, an event that is expected to draw 150,000 people. We can't wait to tell and show them all about the company, so that they may invest in the future.  

We have a number of new projects that we've highlighted, including a just signed multi-phase contract for shad passage and recovery efforts at Exelon Generation’s Conowingo Dam, the state of Maryland’s largest dam, and one of the largest non-federal dams in the United States. 

Our campaign's incredible momentum is fueling innovation and we have a number of exciting updates to come. 

With your financial backing, we've been able to make tremendous strides on our mission to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.

We're on a special ride -- thank you for investing in the future of fish passage.  

-- The Whooshh Innovations Team 


 


Visit Whooshh At Issaquah Salmon Days

about 1 year ago

Hey all you Whooshh Innovations fans and investors! 

We are happy to announce that Whooshh is a “spawnsor” of Salmon Days 2021 this year.  


The event is will take place on Saturday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 3rd. For those who have never been to Salmon Days, it is a weekend festival in Issaquah, Washington that includes food, local vendors, artists, music, kids’ programs, education about salmon, and much more. In previous years, the festival has welcomed more than 200,000 visitors.

This year, we have agreed to bring a Salmon Cannon that the public can use in the “Field of Fun”, a family-focused area with other activities such as local talent stage and Dock Dogs.

If you are in the area, we'd love to have you stop by and say hello.   

This is going to be a great time to meet members of the Whooshh team, and introduce the public to our mission to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.  Hope to see you there. 

 

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Whooshh Signs Environmental Services Contract

about 1 year ago

**PRESS RELEASE**


We are pleased to share this recent press release with our investors:

Whooshh Innovations, Inc. a company known for its many innovative fish passage systems, has just signed a multi-phase contract for shad passage and recovery efforts at Exelon Generation’s Conowingo Dam, the state of Maryland’s largest dam, and one of the largest non-federal dams in the United States. 



The FERC License for Conowingo requires Exelon to trap and transport American shad and river herring from the West Fish Lift and East Fish Lift. The transport mechanism for the East Fish Lift was removed in the 1990s when volitional passage was instituted. Exelon is working with Whoosh Innovations, Inc. to pilot a transport system from the East Fish Lift to the west bank and allow for trap and transport from the East Fish Lift for the first time since 1996. 

The first phase of the contract requires Whooshh to use its novel migrator tubes to deliver shad over 900 feet from the fish lift on the West side of the river to the East side of the river as soon as October 2021. The primary purpose of Phase 1 is to provide data and feedback to the parties and regulatory agencies prior to a decision to install another system the following spring when the larger native American shad return to the Conowingo River to spawn upstream. 

 

Above: QA testing setup outside Whooshh offices September 2021 in Seattle before shipping

“From the time of our founding father George Washington, American shad were a symbol of this nations bounty and are an important species for the East coasts ecosystem. We are excited to use our modular system, originally developed to help migrating salmon past barriers, for another iconic fish species, this time in Maryland.” said Whooshh Innovations CEO Vincent Bryan III. 

There are numerous dams on the East coast that are planning to improve fish passage for shad in the coming months and years, and this project will provide all operators an excellent reference project to advance those plans.  

The 572 MW powerhouse for the Conowingo dam sits at 94-feet tall and the shad will glide more than 900-feet across the river. It will be the second longest Whooshh system deployed to date. The longest system was in Washington state at 1700 feet and the highest system to date ascended more than 235 feet. 

Now is the time to invest in the future of our company, as we continue to grow and tackle bigger and more exciting projects!

Whooshh Innovations Featured On BBC Earth

about 1 year ago

It's something that has been in the works for awhile now, and we're so happy that all of our Whooshh Innovations fans can finally see our company featured in a new BBC Earth series.  

The series is about rewilding around the world, and is called "Creating Wild." 

It is an 8-minute segment featuring Whooshh technology and how we're helping to reintroduce wildlife to places where it has been lost. That sounds like something that is right up our alley! 

The video appears on Facebook right now, and has been viewed more 115,000 times! 

WATCH THE VIDEO: CREATING WILD FEATURING WHOOSHH INNOVATIONS HERE

We're so happy to be able to tell our story to fans all across the world.   

"These people are doing a good job reintroducing wildlife where it has disappeared. Our planet is wonderful and we must take care of it," one commenter on the video says. 

This video will only go to help further our cause to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.   


 

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about 1 year ago

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Funding Milestone: Whooshh Innovations Passes $700,000

about 1 year ago

Thanks to all of your support, Whooshh Innovations has now passed the $700K milestone. 

Our campaign's incredible momentum is fueling innovation and we have a number of exciting updates to come. 

With your financial backing, we've been able to make tremendous strides on our mission to SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, and GROW clean energy.

Just about every week, Whooshh is being featured in the media for our ideas and plans to help fish around the world.  

We're on a special ride -- thank you for investing in the future of fish passage.  

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Whooshh Innovations Employees Recognized For Leadership Positions

about 1 year ago

As CEO of Whooshh Innovations it is a source of pride when your employees are recognized by others in the industry for their leadership.  We place great value on continuous learning and innovation, and an important component of that is the communities we are a part of that allow us to evolve and grow as individuals and as a company. I am therefore thrilled to announce that three of our employees have recently been recognized by their peers and have now assumed leadership positions in three important and distinct organizations, each key to our future success. 

  

 

Michael Messina – Appointed to the IHA Sustainability Governance Committee 

Michael is our Director of International Sales and Market Developments. Through his engagement in various World Bank programs on responsible hydropower, Mike gained the respect of members of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and was invited to apply to their Sustainability Governance Committee, a select 125-member group from all over the world. In this role, Mike has been encouraging innovation and the adoption of technology for the benefit of nature, most recently providing review and commentary to the IHA as they develop global standards for certifying sustainable hydropower projects. He also provided similar guidance for the IHA’s San Jose Declaration, which sets out an ambitious vision for the hydropower sector to address climate change in a sustainable way. 

 

Janine Bryan – Elected VP of American Fisheries Society, Washington State and British Columbia chapter (AFS) 

Janine is our VP of Fisheries and Research Development at Whooshh Innovations and recently was nominated for and elected as VP of the American Fisheries Society, Washington and British Columbia chapter. The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. AFS includes over 8,000 members from around the world, including fisheries managers, biologists, ecologists, aquaculturists, economists, engineers, geneticists, and social scientists. As VP, Janine Bryan will help lead and coordinate the Washington and British Columbia chapters and represent the Northerwsts interests in the national AFS meetings. 

  

 

Sterling Beall – Elected VP of Future Leaders of Waterpower (FLOW) 

Sterling is our Business Development and Government Affairs Associate at Whooshh Innovations. He has been newly elected as the VP of Future Leaders of Water Power, a group within the National Hydropower Association with the goal of promoting diversity in professional experience, age, gender, racial background, and industry sector. FLOW goals are to provide the next generation of waterpower leaders with clear pathways for career growth. Sterling will work with the president and social chair in growing FLOW membership, planning events and conferences, and continuing to push for diversity and inclusivity in the hydro industry. 

  

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Whooshh Innovations Unveils Alternative Snake River Dams Plan

about 1 year ago


By now, you’ve no doubt heard about Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson’s $33.5 billion plan to breach the four lower Snake River dams.   

Whooshh Innovations has now unveiled an alternative plan that could provide immediate help for endangered salmon and Steelhead.

Whooshh CEO Vince Bryan laid out the innovative plan in the publication, Clearing Up.  

The $67 million plan would replace fish ladders on all four dams with the Whooshh Passage Portal™, which is 500-times less expensive than the Simpson proposal!  

Not only that, but hydropower owners would also use the water that usually flows through the ladders to generate power instead. The added power generation would more than pay for the purchase price in 10 years and could be in operation by 2023.

This is why we need your support today.   

The fish don’t have time to wait while the battle over the dams rages on, they need action today.  

Even if removing the four lower Snake River dams is the best long-term plan, this proposal gets more adult fish over the dams and back to their spawning grounds while the years or decades pass to actually breach the dams.  

It all gets back to our mission. 

SAVE

FEED

GROW

SAVE the fish, FEED the planet, GROW clean energy.   

We’re on a special ride and would love to have your support.  Whether that’s joining us by investing in our StartEngine campaign, calling you legislator to tell them about our plan, or just helping spread the word via social media.  You can make a difference today and help us run as fast as we can to help save as many fish as possible.  

Everyone Should Consider Investing In Whooshh Innovations Right Now, Here's Why!

about 1 year ago

Every day more and more people like you are joining our mission to SAVE the Fish, FEED the Planet, and GROW Clean energy with our innovative fish passage, fish transport and fish sorting technologies that are now being readied to scale for commercial deployments. We passed another new investor milestone just last week under our first offering made available to non-accredited and accredited investors alike 


Whooshh products enable more efficient operations for two of the largest industries in the world, the production of energy and food. More specifically, Whooshh technology enables clean energy such as hydropower and floating solar projects to operate more efficiently by enabling fish to successfully pass these projects at a cost to the environment and the operator which is far less expensive than traditional approaches. 

 

Why you should not hesitate to invest today:

 

  1. Department of Energy: Recognizing the need, the Department of Energy, Water Power Technology office has a proposed 2022 budget with millions of dollars allocated for innovative fish passage solutions.

 

  1. Tax Credit: Several federal bills have been introduced this legislative session, each with bi-partisan support, offering hydropower dam owners and operators a 30% tax credit for installing or improving fish passage at their facilities. 

 

  1. Infrastructure PackagesWhile there are several 1+ trillion-dollar infrastructure proposals being considered by congress, most of the controversy surrounds what is and is not considered infrastructure. There is no debate about whether dams, conduits, bridges, and other transport and clean energy projects constitute infrastructure.  

 

  1. Climate Change: Hot temperatures this summer, low water supplies, fires, brown outs and blackouts all bring a renewed urgency to addressing these problems today and to do so more efficiently than ever before.   

 

  1. The Time to Invest is NowBy investing in Whooshh today, you are investing in a Company that already has developed the core proprietary technology and more than $5MM in revenue last year. By investing in Whooshh, you are taking action where there are now clear economic incentives, a compelling need, and limited direct competition. Your investment dollars today will make an impact for all of us tomorrow. The economic, political, and environmental climate is now just right for Whooshh to drive our future growthCapital is required to scale. Investing in Whooshh now assures you are part of the Whooshh team before more product contracts are announced and allows us to best position Whooshh for rapid growth for years to come as clean energy owners and operators respond to the new market conditions. 

 

Early adopters/customers for Whooshh are both private and public entities providing a great customer and project mixThey are leaders and key influencers in our market. (See our growing list of customers here: Our Customers - WHOOSHH) Further, with the recently announced short film Safe Passage where a major Whooshh project was recently featuredevery other project seems straight-forward. For example, just last week we announced the delivery of the Whooshh Switchback to the UK, providing passage for elver on the River Almond in Scotland.  



Please carefully review our investment materials, and just like we help the fish get over barriers of all sizes and shapes, help us clear our fund-raising target today!  

 

Congratulate yourself. By taking action today, like so many your fellow new investors, you will be part of a good news story that will be good news for the fish, clean energy, the planet and all the people who live on it. 

 

Thank you! 

 

Vince 

Vincent E Bryan III, CEO 

Whooshh Innovations Inc. 

Whooshh Global Footprint Grows! Next Stop Scotland!

about 1 year ago

Big news from across the pond! 

The Whooshh fish passage global footprint is growing! 

Our first passage system in the UK just arrived in Scotland this week and will be installed to pass elver on the River Almond.


This 3m high Switchback™ system will be going in as part of the Forth Rivers Trust's River Life restoration and revitalization project at the Mid-Calder Weir, helping elver to once again safely continue on their migratory journey.  

Whooshh Innovations has expanded our portfolio of products, and the Switchback system is just one of many of our systems to help migrating fish on their journey.   

Now is the time to invest in the future of our company, as we look to expand our fish passage solutions around the world. 



 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year ago

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A Premiere Event

about 1 year 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!

about 1 year 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

about 1 year ago

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MEET US ON THE GREEN CARPET!

about 1 year 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!

over 1 year 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?

over 1 year 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

over 1 year ago

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HUGE NEWS! Whooshh Innovations Images Invasive Silver Carp Near Great Lakes

over 1 year 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

over 1 year 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

over 1 year 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

over 1 year 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! 


 

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over 1 year ago

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We Don't Seek Publicity, But It Finds Us

over 1 year 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

over 1 year 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

over 1 year 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

over 1 year 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

over 1 year 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

over 1 year 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

over 1 year 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

over 1 year 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!

over 1 year 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!

over 1 year 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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