Today, ZwitterCo, Inc. received the Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Award for Business and was named a 2022 Startup of the Year. The organization’s annual program rewards companies, products, and people that are leading their respective industries.

ZwitterCo leverages its patented zwitterionic copolymers to build highly advanced membranes that solve the toughest wastewater separation challenges. The performance advantages of ZwitterCo’s membranes make them unique. They can be used in a wide variety of new applications and operating environments, given their ability to repel thousands of times more fats, oils, and grease than standard membranes.

The company is building a suite of membrane products with these and other capabilities, bringing the precision and reliability of filtration to historically underserved markets.

“It is an honor to be named a 2022 Startup of the Year,” said Alex Rappaport, CEO and Co-Founder of ZwitterCo. “Our team is dedicated to the mission of making industrial water reuse possible and affordable. They bring that energy and zeal to their work every day, and we couldn’t have accomplished this without them.”

“We are so proud to reward ZwitterCo for their outstanding 2022 leadership and achievements,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nomination officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “This year’s group of winners have shown that resilience and determination are ‘must-haves’ in today’s economy.”

About ZwitterCo

ZwitterCo’s breakthrough membrane technology enables filtration for the most challenging separations. The company leverages the remarkable power of zwitterions to create an intensely hydrophilic membrane that resists fouling from organic molecules such as fats, oils, and proteins. The unique properties of their membranes give a pathway into the next generation of water treatment, precision separation, and resource recapture. ZwitterCo has been recognized by the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center as a leader among clean water technologies. For more information, visit

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.