Startup Grind picks Apex lab gear startup Ecodyst for global showcase in Silicon Valley

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.

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Ecodyst Selected as Top 50 for Startup Grind 2018 Global Conference

Startup Grind: Inspiring, Educating and Connecting Entrepreneurs.

REDWOOD CITY, CAFebruary 5, 2018 – Startup Grind has announced the induction of 50 Companies to the 2018 Class of Exhibiting Startups. The Startup Program recognizes the Top 50 companies selected from 130 companies handpicked from 115 countries, 400 cities around the world. Startup Grind Startup Program Top 50 companies are an elite group of pre-seed and seed stage companies who have collectively raised more than $40 Million and hail from countries and states as far away as Mauritius, Japan, Bangladesh, Australia and as close as Guatemala, Canada, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, Washington, California and more.

Startup Grind has announced Monday that Ecodyst, the innovative leader and creator of the next generation of rotary evaporator, based out of Apex, North Carolina, has been selected as a Top 50 company for their 2018 Global Conference. Ecodyst, using a proprietary and innovative self-cooling technology, has revolutionized the rotovap to be more efficient, to have a smaller footprint, to have greater output, and to be less costly to operate as compared with traditional methods.

StartUp Grind, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, brings together over 5,000 founders and investors to this annual conference and 250 speakers from the most successful businesses. To qualify for the conference, companies must have secured less than $3M in funding.

Startup Exhibition companies are given access to our global audience through media and onsite at annual Global Event (www.startupgrind.com/conference) held February 12th through February 14th in beautiful historic downtown Redwood City. The exhibition helps companies to accelerate their pace towards growth and success by gaining the visibility of mentors and investors in our network. “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.”

About Startup Grind
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1,000,000 founders in over 400 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 115 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since it’s founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.
Learn more at http://www.StartupGrind.com.

For more information, please contact:
Deanna Rampton
Startup Grind
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Redwood City, CA
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Ecodyst’s Innovative, Self-Cooling Technology is Sustainable

Ecodyst® instruments do not require water or anti-freeze for cooling. With our rotary evaporators, researchers do not need to use tap water for cooling. There is no need to flush precious water down the drain and no need to be concerned with water bills anymore.

This innovative, self-cooling technology is sustainable.

Press Release

Press Release – August 28, 2017

A few days ago, within a span of 10 minutes a competitor posted 15 malicious comments about EcoChyll® X7 on our Instagram pages. You know you’re doing something right when a leading lab equipment manufacturer starts posting negative messages about your revolutionary and disruptive products. The competitor then informed us through text messages about their intention to discourage customers from
purchasing our products and further threatened to tell everyone that our products are not good. This is clearly a competitor with sour grapes that is coming to the realization that Ecodyst® is setting new standards in this lab equipment arena. Ecodyst aims to become the global leader in providing innovative solutions to customers. One of the competitor’s postings stated, “This product is a [NICE IDEA] but not ready for primetime.” The competitor actually said this product [EcoChyll X7] is a nice idea… Not ready for primetime – sounded like we need this competitor’s seal of approval. Ecodyst is the pioneer in ecofriendly self-cooling technology that replaces inefficient glycol and unsustainable dry ice rotovaps.

Another post stated, “Made in USA with Chinese parts.” We find this comment distasteful and unacceptable. We’re a far-flung global company that works with manufacturers in China, Brazil, UK, Canada, etc. We’re not aware that this competitor has physically seen our EcoChyll X7, let alone taken it apart to inspect its parts. This comment, therefore, appears to be malicious and ill advised. Another post: “Too bad these cheap chillers don’t hold vac.” We’re not sure if this competitor is aware that Ecodyst does not make chillers. Our products replace chillers so that scientists don’t have to use antifreeze for cooling anymore. The competitor has deleted the messages now but we’re demanding official apology from this company. We’ll consider naming the competitor on social media if we don’t receive an acceptable apology. Ecodyst stands behind its products. We have rigorous quality control testing. If you have a problem with one of our units, we want to know and make it right. Although Ecodyst is a startup company, it has companies with a combined 110 years of experience in core expertise behind it. Some of our customers include big pharma, universities and government laboratories. We believe the future of rotary evaporators is self-cooling technology and not dry ice or antifreeze.

Ecodyst PR
info@ecodyst.com
919-777-3028
www.ecodyst.com

Ecodyst To Be Featured At The CED Life Science Conference 2017

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country, today announced that over 50 of the region’s most innovative, disruptive entrepreneurial companies have been selected to be featured at the CED Life Science Conference 2017, to be held February 28-March 1 in Raleigh, NC.

Twenty-four (24) companies will present live on stage at the conference. Entrepreneurs from each of these companies will share their story and pitch their business in front of 1,000 attendees including the most active, influential investors and life science leaders from across the country.

This year’s on-stage presenting companies, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Company Name – Sub-sector – City

410 Medical – Medical Device – Durham

Agile Sciences – Biotech and Pharmaceutical – Raleigh

Anutra Medical, Inc. – Drug Delivery – Morrisville

Applied LifeSciences & Systems – Animal Health – Raleigh

baebies, inc. – Diagnostic – Durham

BioMedomics, Inc. – Diagnostic – Durham

Bonumose Biochem – AgTech – Charlottesville (VA)

CivaTech Oncology, Inc. – Medical Device – Research Triangle Park

Contego Medical, LLC – Medical Device – Raleigh

Ecodyst – Diagnostic – Cary

kēlaHealth – Healthcare IT/Digital Health – Durham

KindHeart, Inc. – Medical Device – Chapel Hill

Locus Biosciences – Biotech and Pharmaceutical – Raleigh

MKT Enterprise – Medical Device – South Windsor (CT)

Neuro Pharmalogics Inc. – Biotech and Pharmaceutical – Boca Raton (FL)

OncoTAb, Inc. – Biotech and Pharmaceutical – Charlotte

Panaceutics Inc – Drug Delivery – Research Triangle Park

Physcient, Inc. – Medical Device – Durham

PT Wired – Healthcare IT/Digital Health – Greensboro

Renovion, Inc. – Biotech and Pharmaceutical – Durham

Ribometrix, Inc. – Biotech and Pharmaceutical – Chapel Hill

SiNON Therapeutics – Drug Delivery – Research Triangle Park

UVision 360, Inc – Medical Device – Raleigh

Vigor Medical Systems, Inc. – Medical Device – Raleigh

The companies represent a diversity of life science sub-sectors, including: biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare IT/digital health, diagnostics, drug delivery, animal health, consumer product, and AgTech.

Featured companies were chosen by a selection committee made up of distinguished local entrepreneurial community members, including active angel investors, local and regional venture capital firms, community and corporate partners, and CED’s Director of Entrepreneurship Jay Bigelow.

“The CED Life Science Conference provides life science entrepreneurs with unparalleled exposure and valuable connections. With a record number of applicants this year, we are able to feature more entrepreneurs on stage, from emerging startups to companies with significant traction,” said Bigelow. “North Carolina remains a top hub for life science innovation, and these entrepreneurs exemplify the opportunity to successfully start, grow and scale a company here.”

Bigelow noted that applicants listed more than 35 separate entrepreneurial support organizations that have assisted them as they build their businesses, including CED.

In addition to the selected companies, a handful of growth-stage entrepreneurs will utilize the conference as a platform to publicly release exclusive, newsworthy updates live on the main stage.

From on-stage presentations to one-one-one networking in the Innovation Room, the CED Life Science Conference is the most efficient, cost-effective way to meet the top life science companies in the region. The conference also features high-level networking events and services including sophisticated partnering software. Partnering allows attendees to schedule private meetings to maximize connections at the conference; it is included with registration for entrepreneurs, investors, sponsors, and university professionals.

Find out more here.

 

Ecodyst Selected As Finalist For NC IDEA Foundation Grant

Ecodyst has been selected as one of the Eleven Finalists for the NC IDEA Foundation Seed Grant, below is a press release by NC IDEA Foundation announcing the finalists.

 

NC IDEA Foundation Selects Eleven Finalists from Across the State
in Fall 2016 Seed Grant Cycle

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Ecodyst Grants Q&A Session with Startup TechWire

CARY, N.C. — Ecodyst has been making news lately, having been selected to advance to the semi-finals of the NC IDEA grant application process and receiving the 2016 American Chemical Society Southeastern Regional Industrial Innovation Award. The following is a Q&A with George Adjabeng, who co-founded the company in 2014.

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Ecodyst as Part of Semi-finalists for NC IDEA Grant Application

Ecodyst has been selected to advance to the semi-finals of the NC IDEA Grant application. This brings us much pleasure because out of the hundreds of companies that applied, we were part of the selected few. An excerpt from the email sent to notify us of our semi-finalist status can be seen below:

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Ecodyst Receives the 2016 SERMACS Industrial Innovation Award

Today, Ecodyst is excited to announce that Ecodyst is the 2016 recipient of the American Chemical Society Southeastern Regional Industrial Innovation Award. This nationally recognized award is further evidence that Ecodyst’s creative innovation is beginning to impact the local, regional and national economy.

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Brock University Student using the EcoChyll donated by Ecodyst

A 2nd year undergraduate student, Robin, using the EcoChyll that Ecodyst donated to Brock University (Canada).brock-student

Ecodyst- Designed by Scientists for Scientists