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101 Most Innovative California Based Sustainability Companies & Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best California based Sustainability companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Sustainability industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top California Sustainability Startups

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Generate Capital

Generate Capital

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Generate Capital builds, owns, and operates sustainable infrastructure to deliver affordable and reliable resource solutions.

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The EVERY Company makes real animal protein without the use of a single animal, starting with chicken-less egg proteins.

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Watershed

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Watershed is a software platform for running a world-class climate program. Start reducing your carbon footprint in weeks, not years.

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AtoB

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AtoB is a technology company building payments infrastructure for the transportation industry.

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Mighty Buildings

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Mighty Buildings is a construction technology company that creates sustainable high-quality homes using 3D printing and robotic automation

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MycoWorks

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MycoWorks is a biotech company that delivers commercially viable non-plastic and non-animal materials to the market.

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Apeel Sciences

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Apeel Sciences develops plant-derived shelf life extension technology for fresh produce that improves quality and reduces food waste.

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StyleScan®

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Al-powered visualization for fashion e-commerce.

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Codexis

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Codexis is a biosciences company applying synthetic chemistry technologies to create improved versions of small molecule therapeutics.

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Wisk Aero

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Wisk is an urban air-mobility company on a mission to leave traffic on the ground and make sustainable flight a reality for everyday life.

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NCX

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NCX enables corporations to support landowners and their forests through its forest carbon marketplace.

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One Concern

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One Concern’s climate analytics software provides information on the potential financial impacts of weather & climate-related loss events.

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Iron Ox

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Solving global climate through our food, grown renewably, using technology

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Measurabl

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Measurabl is the world’s most widely adopted ESG (environmental, social, governance) data management solution for commercial real estate.

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Ripple Foods

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Ripple Foods specializes in making non-dairy milk with just as much protein as milk and half the sugar.

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Air Protein

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Air Protein is a startup that develops protein-enriched food made from CO2.

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Carbon Lighthouse

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Delivering easy building decarbonization for commercial real estate owners

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Full Harvest

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Full Harvest is the first B2B marketplace for ugly and surplus produce

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Finless Foods

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Finless Foods provides cellular-agriculture technologies to create accessible plant-based and cell-cultured seafood alternatives.

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Better Place Forests

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Better Place Forests provides memorial spreading forests for families who choose cremation.

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Spinn

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Spinn makes wifi connected coffee machines that brew coffee using patented centrifugal technology.

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Voyage Foods

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Voyage Foods is a food technology company that creates sustainable versions of beloved food and drinks.

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Change Foods

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Change Foods is a producer of animal-free cheese and dairy products.

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Motiv Power Systems

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Motiv delivers medium-duty class 4-6 commercial battery-electric trucks & buses, with charging infrastructure & guidance for fleets.

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EcoCart

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EcoCart is a climate and sustainability-focused eCommerce enablement startup pitching consumers on ways to offset their carbon emissions.

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Plant Prefab

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Plant Prefab is a prefabricated design and construction company dedicated to sustainable construction, materials, processes, and operations.

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Alpha Foods

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Alpha Foods produces plant-based foods focused on taste, texture, and sustainability.

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Remoov

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Unlocking the value of the secondary goods market. Reduce waste by increasing reuse.

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Posh

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Posh automates EV battery recycling using robotics arms and computer vision.

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Novoloop

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Advanced upcycling company creating quality chemicals and materials made from plastic waste

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Flyp

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AI That Turns Used Goods Into Cash

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Copia

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Copia is the next-generation technology platform for food waste management.

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SupplyShift

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SupplyShift is a supply chain sustainability platform that offers supply chain solutions for customers and businesses.

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Source Intelligence

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Delivers a unique blend of cost-effective technology, expertise and data to rapidly improve supply chain sustainability.

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Climax Foods

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Climax Foods provides develops machine intelligence animal-based predecessors.

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Biome Makers

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Biome Makers develops neural biocomputing applications that enable sustainable and productive farming.

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Ecomedes

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Ecomedes is a SaaS platform that helps manufacturers, designers, builders, and building owners save time and money.

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Epic Cleantec

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Epic Cleantec is a full-service water reuse firm that provides turnkey wastewater treatment and reuse systems for customers.

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PATHWATER

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Join Us In Saving The Planet One Bottle At A Time

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TerraScale

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TerraScale accelerates the transition to a sustainable planet through large-scale green infrastructure and technology deployment globally.

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Geli

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Geli provides software and business solutions to design, automate, and manage energy storage systems.

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Perfect Day

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Perfect Day produces dairy proteins that are nutritionally identical to proteins from cow’s milk.

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Rubi Laboratories

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Rubi Laboratories develops technology that turns carbon emissions into carbon-negative textiles.

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ESGgo

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ESGgo is the operating system for ESG, supporting sustainability and ESG data collection, monitoring, optimizing, reporting and benchmarking

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Mapistry

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BI for Industrial EHS Teams

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Brightly

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Brightly is a community-driven lifestyle brand empowering conscious consumers.

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Plenty

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Plenty is a vertical farming company that brings fresh, pesticide-free produce to customers.

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CoInspect

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CoInspect is building SaaS tools to ensure food safety & sustainability from farm to fork.

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View

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View is a developer of smart glass for commercial buildings to improve human health and address climate change.

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incrEDIBLE

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Edible cutlery to replace single use plastics

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Calysta

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Calysta produces scalable, sustainable protein via a patented fermentation platform for the food, pet and feed markets.

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Traditional Medicinals

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Traditional Medicinals is committed to using high quality pharmacopoeial grade herbs and embracing ingredient purity, sustainability.

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ICIX

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ICIX helps the retail industry’s leading companies collaborate across trading partner networks to achieve Active Transparency.

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Cellibre

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Cellibre turns cells into specialized, sustainable factories for the manufacture of globally significant products at scale.

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Dispatch Goods

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Dispatch Goods excludes disposable foodware from food delivery by coordinating into food delivery apps.

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ByFusion Global, Inc.

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Waste to Infrastructure

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LumiGrow

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Empowering Growth Through Connectivity is our mission, offering the industry’s leading smart horticultural lighting solutions.

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Beeflow

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Beeflow increases crop yields to farmers by applying scientific knowledge and technologies into bee pollination.

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Beam Global

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Beam Global is a clean tech leader that produces sustainable electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media, and energy security solutions.

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Rhombus Energy Solutions

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Rhombus Energy Solutions develops and manufactures advanced, high-efficiency power conversion and energy management systems.

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Pique Action

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Pique Action is a climate solutions media company.

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Farmers Business Network

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FBN is an AgTech and commerce platform that helps its members make confident decisions to ensure the economic viability of their farms.

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LOLIWARE

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LOLIWARE is an award-winning materials tech company dedicated to replacing single-use plastics with seaweed.

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GlampingHub

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Glamping is a developer of an online booking platform designed to offer camping and alternative accommodations for travelers.

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Better Earth

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Better Earth aims to create a more sustainable and better Earth through solar energy.

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Cove

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On a mission to end the world’s reliance on plastic.

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Hippo Harvest

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Hippo Harvest develops an agriculture technology to help scale sustainable agriculture.

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Turn

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1/3 most innovative companies in reuse – Partners of Nestle, AbInBev, WM & more Returnable is the new reusable.

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Innovative Genomics Institute

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Innovative Genomics Institute is an educational research organization that offers genome engineering and biomedicines for human well-being.

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Circular Systems SPC

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Circular Systems transform waste into a valuable fiber, yarn, and textile fabrics for the fashion industry.

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Waiakea Water

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Waiakea has partnered with PumpAid to provide clean water to disadvantaged communities.

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Melixir

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Melixir is a cult beauty brand rooted in Korean skincare rituals backed by science.

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Ecologic Brands

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Ecologic Brands is a provider of sustainable packaging specializing in the paper bottle and paper-based packaging solutions.

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Visolis

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Visolis, a bioengineering company, develops carbon-negative and sustainable chemicals.

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Hitch

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Hitch offers storage products that make carrying daily essentials simple and sustainable.

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Drop Water

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Drop Water makes refreshing drinks in sustainable packaging, or no packaging at all.

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ECOR

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ECOR is a 100% bio-based design material suitable for use in thousands of global product applications.

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Repurpose

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To get rid of single use petroleum based plastic products.

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OpenInvest

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OpenInvest is a Public Benefit Corporation and asset manager that uses technology to mainstream customized ethical investing.

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SmartCatch

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SmartCatch is a digital monitoring device that enables fishermen to maximize their catch.

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CinderBio

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CinderBio produces the world’s most stable enzymes from amazing microbes that thrive in hot acidic volcanic waters around the globe.

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RePurpose Energy

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RePurpose Energy gives electric vehicle batteries a “second life” in lower-cost, more sustainable solar energy storage systems

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Blue Ocean Gear

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Blue Ocean Gear provides sensored tracking buoys to address the commercial fishing industry’s informational and environmental challenges

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Unify Twin Inc

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Industry 5.0 company unifying human and machine intelligence to create predictable business outcomes

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re_ grocery

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Re_ grocery is a package-free grocery store offering consumers access to affordable and healthy organic food.

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SunToWater Technologies

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SunToWater Technologies develops the SunToWater Atmospheric Water Generator that can create pure drinking water in various climates.

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Ecorithm, Inc.

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SaaS data analytics for commercial buildings.

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Ccilu

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“Ccilu” (CHEE-loo) means “liberate” in Japanese, and “liberate yourself” is our call to action.

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Gate 5

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Environmental infrastructure company focused transforming sewage into renewable resources, protecting public health and the environment.

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Tryft

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Tryft is a marketing company that finds deals and saves money.

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Ethically

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Ethically is a product recommendation assistant for the next generation of consumers

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Amasia

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Amasia is a venture capital investment firm that invests from Seed to Series B stages.

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Refiberd

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Refiberd develops an AI and robotics-based textile recycling system that sorts and recycles unsorted, discarded textiles into new.

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2B0 (To Be Zero)

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2B0.io (To Be Zero) is developing a simple AI-powered recycling robot for home, office and retail locations.

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DeepVu

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DeepVu is the autonomous supply chain planning solution for optimizing efficiencies, sustainability and margins for manufacturers

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Verity

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Verity offers a variety of plastic-free packaging solutions to businesses.

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HarvestPort

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HarvestPort is an innovation hub and marketplace for agricultural resources.

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Junk Theory

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Junk Theory – The world’s first plastic-free refillable plastic skincare system.

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Purcell

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Simplified supply chains for retailers

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Element 16 Technologies

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Improving industrial energy efficiency with thermal battery systems

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Seva Exchange Corporation

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Written by Mark Smith

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