No, I would not invest in this venture because the usefulness of this product is very limited. As an EVA, I would invest in products that have a lot of educational value. Other than teaching students how to make a battery with microbes, and what factors increase microbial activity, what else can it do? The founders identify the pain point that students learn science from labs that already have prescribed outcomes or by reading a textbook, which is boring and does not let students experience true, hands on science. However, their product is not a solution to this problem. How do we suppose students will learn about these electricity producing microbes if not from a textbook? Other than filling a cup with mud, what else can students do to engage with this product? As an EVA for these West Vancouver school board, I am looking for products that are affordable for my district. Our schools are already equipped with materials to build a mud battery; we have beakers, soil, and circuitry materials. Why would we spend money on something that we can already build ourselves? I would rather spend the money on the numerous other toys out there that provide real, hands on learning. Due to the lack of Mudwatt’s marketability and educational value, and much better products out there in the market, I would absolutely not invest in this venture.