This summer, we’ve opened our doors of ‘the edit’, in the vibrant beachtown of Port Dalhousie. Our chic general store features a collection of Canadian brands, and here we take you behind the scenes to learn about the founders and their stories. Our pop-up, located at Lock and Main Marketplace (17 Lock Street), is open Thursday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet William Wu; Founder of WaterH
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am a husband and a father of two adorable kids, and also, a serial entrepreneur who is constantly searching for great start-up concepts. I’ve done successful case studies on startups, and my current work is focused on smart hydration, which employs cutting-edge technology to help people stay hydrated by drinking the perfect amount of water each day.
Tell us the story behind your brand:
As a working father who balances work and life, I’ve found that it’s easy to get dehydrated, especially when my days are packed with meetings and phone calls. I noticed that many people who live hectic lives experience this as well.
After searching in the market, I don’t find a perfect solution to this since many existing smart water bottles on the market were not robust enough and did not meet the needs of today’s active and heath-consicious consumers. Thus, I decided to work on it together with my team. We aim to develop one perfect smart water bottle that comes with key elements such as wireless charging, TDS sensor that make drinking water much more convenient and less hassle.
What inspires you?
I find inspiration in the profound impact that hydration and wellness can have on people’s lives. Witnessing the transformative power of simply staying hydrated motivates me to create innovative solutions that make it easier for individuals to prioritize their well-being. The opportunity to merge cutting-edge technology with something as fundamental as drinking water is truly exciting. Knowing that our smart water bottle can empower people to make positive changes in their daily routines and ultimately enhance their overall health and vitality is what continually inspires me on this journey.
Where’s your favourite spot to vacation in the summer?
I try to find ways to manage work and family time despite the fact that I don’t have a lot of vacation time. I love taking them camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities so they may experience Canada’s breathtaking summer. With its pristine beaches and scenic hiking routes, outdoor activities offer the ideal balance of adventure and relaxation. It is the perfect place to recharge, discover inspiration, and reconnect with nature – all while staying hydrated, of course.
What does 2023 hold for your brand?
We will empower individuals to stay on top of their hydration goals with personalized reminders and real-time monitoring. As we look ahead, 2023 holds great promise for WaterH as we continue to inspire healthier lifestyles and foster a deeper connection between technology and wellness.
Find WaterH at our pop-up located at Lock and Main Marketplace (17 Lock Street) from Thursday to Monday, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Last modified: July 28, 2023