Building on the success of the 2016 Startup Event and the meeting at Levi Strauss & Co. in Feb of this year, the GC3 is again hosting a Technology Showcase and Networking Event, one day before the annual GC3 Innovator's Rountable, for green & bio-based chemistry start-ups, chemical suppliers, brands, retailers, and investors.

We will highlight ten innovative startups developing green and bio-based chemistry solutions and provide companies producing, using, and funding green and bio-based chemicals an opportunity to discuss strategic needs and discover new technologies and innovative startups.

Registration is now closed.  

If you would like to attend, please contact us at gc3info@greenchemistryandcommerce.org.


Who should attend?


  • Chemical suppliers, brands, retailers, and others interested in green chemistries, materials, products, and manufacturing processes
  • Individuals in product development, R&D, technology scouting,
    corporate ventures, and related functions
  • Corporate sustainability and EH&S
  • Angel and venture funds
Why should you attend?


  • Discover new ingredients and materials for your products
  • Build relationships with innovative start-ups
  • Find new partnership and investment opportunities
  • Help accelerate green chemistry start-ups by sharing your technology needs and engaging in exploratory conversations
About the start-ups


  • All were selected by the GC3 for their innovative products and manufacturing platforms

  • All offer innovative green chemistry and bio-based feedstocks, ingredients, materials, products, or manufacturing technologies



If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Monica Becker.



Monday, April 24th, 2017

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm           

Welcome and overview of the meeting 

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm  

Presentations on strategic technology needs of industry sectors

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  


3:00 pm - 4:30pm  

Short presentations from invited start-ups

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm  

Networking Reception - beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  

Networking Dinner


Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
United States

Phone: (616) 774-2000

For more information, contact Laura Hoch.