Eric Roy ’09 recently appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, securing a $400,000 investment from Mark Cuban for his Washington, D.C.-based water filter company Hydroviv.
Hydroviv makes custom water filters according to the customer’s water quality. It initially began in 2015 as a charitable effort in response to Flint, Michigan’s, water crisis. Roy designed, developed, and donated thousands of lead removal filters for families and child-focused organizations impacted by high lead levels.
Roy, who received his Ph.D. in oceanography from UMaine, notes that he got “a front-row seat of entrepreneurial science” working in Dr. Carl Tripp’s lab on campus.
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