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Pacific Inno: Startups to Watch 2023
January 20, 2023

Fellows mentioned in this story: Stuart Coleman
Projects mentioned in this story: WAI: Wastewater Alternatives & Innovations

From Pacific Inno:

While Hawai‘i may not pull the same level of national attention for its startup ecosystem that other places do, there’s no shortage of innovation happening across industries throughout the Islands. This roundup for Pacific Business News’ second annual Startups to Watch is proof of that.

To compile this list, PBN considered recommendations from local incubator and accelerator programs, the recent growth and accomplishments of each business, and their plans for the year ahead.


WAI: Wastewater Alternatives & Innovations

After working to improve Hawaii’s water quality during his 12-year tenure leading the local chapters of the Surfrider Foundation, Stuart Coleman founded WAI: Wastewater Alternatives & Innovations to tackle what he says is one of the state’s most pressing water quality problems: cesspools.

“We have 83,000 cesspools that discharge 52 million gallons a day of untreated sewage into the ground and our groundwater,” Coleman said.

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