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EndeavorLAB will focus on supporting clean and climate tech companies currently developing technologies that reduce the carbon footprint
MIAMI, FL – March 8, 2022 – Endeavor Miami announced it has selected ten entrepreneurs participating in the Clean & Climate Tech Cohort of its EndeavorLAB accelerator growth program. The first EndeavorLAB of the year will be powered by Future of Cities with the support of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The program partner Future of Cities is a mission-driven organization and consortium dedicated to transforming communities through sustainable development.
“We are excited to partner with Future of Cities and Silicon Valley Bank on our first EndeavorLAB Program of the year,” said Claudia Duran, Managing Director of Endeavor Miami. “This cohort of early stage tech companies is special, as they focus on tackling difficult climate change challenges affecting South Florida and other communities around the world. We are eager to support the founders to propel their businesses forward and make their impact long lasting.”
EndeavorLAB is a two-month, audience specific accelerator program that supports local early-stage companies with market-tested business models through access to seasoned mentors, workshops, exclusive content and peer support. Running between March 8th and May 5th, this initiative is the result of a fundraising effort held at the “Venture into Nature” ChoZen retreat.
“Miami is one of the most at-risk cities in the nation for the effects of climate change,” said Tony Cho, CEO & Founder, Future of Cities. “Despite there being many who don’t believe the data, you can’t deny the drastic and visible changes that have occurred within the city within our lifetime, and the time to act is now.”
For more details on this program and others we facilitate, please visit https://mailchi.mp/endeavor/endeavorlabprogram.
EndeavorLAB Clean & Climate Tech Cohort participants include:
Algas Organics: Algas Organics is an agtech start up, using Caribbean seaweeds to make farming more climate resilient and profitable. The company is led by Founder Johanan Dujon.
Carbon Limit: Carbon Limit is a Climate Tech company that is creating the most effective and profitable solutions to global CO2 pollution. The company is led by Tim Sperry, Founder & CEO; Oro Padron, Co-Founder & CMO; Christina Athena, CIO; and Angel Pedroza, COO.
Cycle Technology: Cycle Technology, Inc is a recycling data and technology company that focuses on rewarding people for recycling. The company is led by Connor Pohl, Co-Founder & CRO; Harrison Mount, Co-Founder & CTO; and Anwar Khan, Co-Founder & CEO.
EcoRenew Solutions: EcoRenew Solutions transforms garbage to gold by recycling land and sea waste. The company is led by Founder & Chief Recycling Officer Vanessa Pierre.
HOPE Hydration: HOPE designs, manufacturers, installs and maintains a network of free hydration stations (tech-enabled water fountains) that allow you to refill your favorite beverages on-the-go. The company is led by Founder Jorge Richardson.
Imagine Farms: Imagine Farms is an Indoor, Vertical, Hydroponic Farm growing a wide variety of leafy greens, herbs, microgreens, and petite root vegetables on a compact footprint in Little Haiti, Miami. The farm was established in 2018, with a dream of utilizing cutting edge technology and sustainable farming practices to share locally grown delicious and nutritious produce free from pesticides and harsh chemicals with the community. The company is led by Lisa Merkle, Co-Founder & CMO; Cheryl Arnold, Co-Founder & CEO; and Joe Cross, Co-Founder.
Lean Orb: Lean Orb offers compostable foodservice packaging powered by data and corporate education. The company is led by Founder and CEO Anastasia Mikhalochkina.
OBE Power: OBE Power is building the smart EV charging ecosystem at convenient locations where drivers live, work, play and learn. The company is led by managing partners Luis Paul and Alejandro Burgana.
Own Power: Own Power is the marketplace for energy businesses. The company is led by Alex Bril, CEO & Co-Founder and Jordi Vila Verdaguer, CPO & Co-Founder.
The Addition Company: The Addition Company addresses rising sea-levels through the convergence of three technologies: 3D Printing, material science, and sensor tech. The company is led by founder & CEO Anya Freeman.
Endeavor is the world’s leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 1997, Endeavor is a global organization with a mission to unlock the transformational power of entrepreneurship by selecting, supporting, and investing in the world’s top founders.
Today, Endeavor’s network spans nearly 40 countries and supports more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, whose companies generate combined revenues of over $28 billion US, have created more than 3.9 million jobs, and, in 2020, raised over $4 billion US in capital. Endeavor’s unique entrepreneur-first model and network of trust provide a platform for founders to dream big, scale up, and pay it forward to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Learn more about Endeavor at https://endeavor.org/.
About Endeavor Miami
The Endeavor Miami affiliate was established in 2013, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor Global. Endeavor Miami’s entrepreneurs generated close to $340M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs in South Florida in 2020. With the addition of its newest companies, the affiliate currently supports 26 companies and 46 entrepreneurs, such as Nearpod, Cameo, NovoPayment and Wyncode. Learn more about Endeavor Miami at https://endeavormiami.org/.
About Future of Cities
As the challenges cities face mount, the Future of Cities was created to reimagine how we live, work, play and learn. Future of Cities is a mission-driven consortium invested in transforming the built environment by adopting environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies to improve the quality of urban living across the globe. With a goal to impact 1 billion people through a new sustainable urban design logic and the co-creation of regenerative cities of the future, Future of Cities is a multi-pronged platform that includes: real estate investment and development, a venture ecosystem and public advocacy. The organization is composed of global advisors, subject matter experts, technology partners, investors, policymakers, local municipalities and governments, leaders of nonprofit organizations, businesses and corporations that have committed to adopting strategies and a regenerative development framework that will accelerate the transition to a more sustainable urban future. To learn more about the Future of Cities, visit FOCities.com.
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