GC3 offers events throughout the year focused on building the network to accelerate the development and adoption of green chemistry in the market. The GC3 Startup Network’s primary event is the Annual Technology Showcase where selected startups present their green chemistry materials, products, and/or manufacturing technologies to investors, major brands and manufacturers.

Annual Technology Showcase

Startups are selected to present in front of GC3 members, investors and major companies. The format is subject to change each year.

5th Annual GC3 Startup Showcase (2020)

Calling all innovators developing green chemicals, materials, products, or manufacturing technologies! The 5th Annual GC3 Startup Showcase originally scheduled for Fall 2020 has been postponed to early 2021 due to COVID-19. Ten startups will be selected to participate in a pitch competition; three of the ten will then be chosen to pitch their solutions to a panel of investors and technology scouts at the 2021 GC3 Innovators Roundtable to an audience of approximately 200 individuals representing more than 125 GC3 member companies and other organizations. The ten selected startups will receive 1 year of complimentary membership in the GC3 Startup Network and be eligible to participate in GC3 programming beginning in September 2020 to gain more familiarity with the green chemistry market space prior to the pitch competition. 

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on June 15, 2020. Selected startups will be notified by September 1, 2020.


4th Annual GC3 Startup Network Technology Showcase (2019)

Presenting startups:

Akron Ascent Innovations
Colorifix Limited
Genecis Bioindustries Inc.
Iron Shell Material Technologies
Performance BioFilaments Inc.
Visolis, Inc.
VivaVax Inc.

Press releases:

The GC3 Announces Three Winners in the GC3 Startup Network’s 4 th Annual Technology Showcase 
The GC3 Announces 10 Semi-Finalists in GC3 Startup Network’s 4 th Annual Technology Showcase

3rd Annual GC3 Startup Network Technology Showcase (2018) 

Presenting startups:

Advonex International Corporation
Checkerspot, Inc.
Novomer, Inc.
Solugen, Inc.
SusTerea Biorenewables LLC
Tandem Repeat Technologies
Tethis, Inc.
xF Technologies Inc.

Press release:

GC3 Announces Call for Applications for 2018 Startup Technology Showcase

2nd Annual GC3 Startup Network Technology Showcase (2017) 

Presenting startups:

Grow Bioplastics
Hybrid Coating Technologies
IMD Naturals
CBiRC (Iowa State University)
Sironix Renewables

1st Annual GC3 Startup Network Technology Showcase (2016) 

Presenting startups:

Aequor, Inc
Amyris, Inc
Biosynthetic Technologies
Connora Technologies
GF Biochemicals
Mango Materials
P2 Science, Inc.
Resinate Materials Group

Networking & Related Events

The GC3 Startup Network hosts events throughout the year, in addition to the Technology Showcase).  See below for a sampling of the events:

  • GC3 Reception at the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 10, 2019, Reston, VA 
  • GC3 Social @ Greenbuild, November 15, 2018, Chicago, IL
  • GC3 Networking Reception @ Greenbuild, November 7, 2017, Boston, MA
  • Workshop on Leveraging Partnerships to Accelerate Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Innovation, February 1, 2017, San Francisco, CA.


GC3 presents webinars on a regular basis on a wide variety of subjects related to green chemistry, alternative assessments, case studies, and essentials to bring products to market. Click here to view archived webinars.