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UV Aquastar

Developing affordable point-of-use devices that kill pathogens in unsafe drinking water to meet developing world needs.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

UV Aquastar develops affordable, battery and solar powered devices that treat water with UV light, killing pathogens and making it safe to drink. The UN reports that some 783 million people still don't have access to safe water. Poor quality drinking water in India and awareness of the effects of this means that the demand for reliable treatment equipment is high and the market is expected to show double-digit growth over the next few years.


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    Dan Matthews
    Chief Executive Officer

    Dan Matthews has 20 years experience in management and consulting. He was a senior director at Future and Microchip, managing large international units where he oversaw sales, warehousing, shipping, engineering, and marketing. He has consulted on projects in India, Guatemala and East Africa, and was the Emerging Markets Entrepreneur in Residence at Belkin. Dan has an EET degree and several embedded design patents and is co-founder of UV Aquastar.

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    Kurt Kuhlmann
    Chief Technology Officer

    Kurt Kuhlmann has successfully operated an engineering consulting firm for over 10 years and has co-founded 3 enterprises. He holds an MSEE and has over 20 years of experience in analog circuitry with embedded control. He worked with Raytheon, MITRE, and Microchip and holds multiple patents on LED-based lighting systems, and shape memory muscle actuator control. Kurt is co-founder of UV Aquastar.


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    Parsons, Behle & Latimer
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    Gregory A Block CPA and Associates

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