Colorado NextCycle Pitch Session

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You’re invited to witness a unique experience – the Colorado NextCycle Pitch Session. On October 8th, five teams from the Colorado NextCycle program will pitch their recycling end market ideas to compete for the opportunity to meet one-on-one with two eminent leaders in sustainable investing: Closed Loop Partners and the Colorado Impact Fund. The Colorado NextCycle program has provided the teams with state, community, and recycling data, support and mentorship, and a busines plan boot camp. Each of the teams has developed an idea into a viable recycling end market business plan to implement in Colorado, and on October 8th they will present their plans to an audience of investors, community leaders, government officials, media, and a judging panel of industry experts. Then they will face the panel of judges for a live question session. In the past, this event was held in-person, but due to safety restrictions related to the pandemic, the pitch session is going virtual – this means the audience could be made up of people from around the world. The event is free, but space is limited – so register now to be in the audience for this truly exciting event!

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Sneak peek at the teams:

Sneak peek at the teams:

FoamCycle

Headquartered: August, NJ

Colorado Business Idea: Partner with Colorado cities/municipalities to create drop-off stations to collect and densify expanded polystyrene (EPS) or foam packaging. FoamCycle will utilize the recovered material to create a recycled picture frame product.

Loop Industries

Headquartered: Terrebonne, QC

Colorado Business Idea: Produces virgin-quality rPET resin and polyester fiber by depolymerizing a wide variety of PET waste.

Sana Packaging

Headquartered: Denver, CO

Colorado Business Idea: Designs and develops cannabis packaging for a circular economy using plant-based hemp plastic, reclaimed ocean plastic, and other sustainable materials.

Timber Age Systems Inc.

Headquartered: Durango, CO

Colorado Business Idea: Develop small scale, agile, local manufacturing for cross laminated timber utilizing previously unused and unwanted local timber in Southwest Colorado.

1-UP Materials, Inc.

Headquartered: Newport, RI

Colorado Business Idea: Manufacture 100% upcycled building materials using mixed waste plastic, low value glass, and aseptic and gable-top cartons.

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