APEX – Ecodyst, a startup launched in 2014 with the mission of making chemistry labs safer and less expensive to operate, is getting a chance to showcase its technology to investors from Startup Grind.
The global entrepreneurial organization, which has a growing presence in the Triangle, picked Ecodyst as one of 50 companies to participate in Startup Grind Global 2018. The vent is set for Feb. 12-14 in Redwood City, Calif.
George Adjabeng and Kwabena Williams founded the company. Adjabeng is the CEO. He is a former senior scientist at GSK who earned his MBA at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
The firm focuses on patented rotary evaporator, or rotovaps, technology.
“With over 10 years experience working with #rotovaps, we know what it takes to revolutionize the industry,” the founders say.
“The patented technology has a broad range of applications including sample concentration, solvent recycling, extractions, distillation and separation of solvent mixtures,” Adjabeng told WRAL TechWire in 2016.
“Ecodyst’s disruptive technology will ultimately be the new standard worldwide in labs and industries performing chemistry, including labs in the chemical, environmental, materials, life science, food and beverages, and forensics industries.”
Ecodyst is one of 50 companies chosen to participate after being one of 130 companies selected from around the world for Startup Grind’s Startup Program.
“We started this program after seeing many of the Accelerators and Incubators not doing much to really help companies,” says Derek Andersen, founder & CEO of Startup Grind. “We really wanted to make an actual difference in the startups trajectory and leverage all of our resources and network to their advantage.”
“Of the 7,000 plus startups that were considered, 130 were selected representing the Startup Grind community across 80 countries and the Top 50 have been inducted into our Global Startup Program for 2018. These startups have great teams, traction, technology and massive markets,” says Andersen. “Our biggest goal is for each startup to go back home with a new and improved game plan that would not have happened without the exposure of the exhibition and the mentors/resources that were gained through our network.”
Startup Grind is supported by a variety of groups and organizations such as Google for Entrepreneurs.