The deadline for submissions was February 1, 2019; find out which companies are the semi-finalists!
The GC3 Startup Network conducted a competitive process to find startups who will present their sustainable chemistry materials, products, and/or manufacturing technologies to investors, major brands and manufacturers at the GC3 Startup Network’s 4th Annual Technology Showcase on May 7, 2019. The Technology Showcase immediately precedes the 14th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable (May 7 – 9, 2019) hosted this year by Procter & Gamble, North America Fabric Care in Cincinnati, OH.
Ten startups have been selected as semi-finalists to participate in the May 7 pitch competition; three of the semi-finalists will be chosen to pitch their solutions to a panel of investors and technology scouts on the main stage at the GC3 Innovators Roundtable on May 8, to an audience of approximately 200 individuals representing 125 GC3 member companies and other organizations.
Representing Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the 10 semi-finalist startups offer an array of technologies and chemistries for industries such as cosmetics and personal care products, building products, apparel and textiles, cleaning products, electronics, adhesives and coatings, bioplastics, pharmaceutical, and energy. The semi-finalists are as follows:
Sustainable Chemistry Technology Needs from Large Strategics
The GC3 member companies listed below contributed specific chemistry technology areas for which they are actively seeking more sustainable solutions. Submissions are not limited to these categories, but preference may be given.
|BASF Corporation||Johnson & Johnson||Levi Strauss & Co.||Sherwin-Williams|
|Beiersdorf AG||Kingfisher PLC||New Balance||Steelcase|
|Best Buy||L'Oréal USA||Procter & Gamble||Target|
|Adhesives||Fabric Finishes||Pigments||Recyclable Latex|
|Battery Technologies||Flame Retardants||Plasticizers||Recycling Technologies|
|Corrosion Inhibitors||Monomers/Polymers||Raw materials for formulated consumer products
(including personal care and household products)
*For a detailed description of the needs identified within each category, click the button below.
Attendees will include:
Why should you apply?
Up to 10 semi-finalists will:
Three finalists will receive all the semi-finalist benefits above, plus:
For more information, contact Julie Manley.
About the GC3 Startup Network
The GC3 Startup Network was launched in 2016 to support the growth of green and bio-based chemistry startups and accelerate the market adoption of innovative green chemistry technologies. With 25 startup members, the Network has become a unique and vibrant forum for green & bio-based chemistry startups to connect to our larger GC3 member chemical suppliers, brands, retailers, and investors and for these startups to connect with each other.