Well, it’s that time. Students are exchanging tear-filled farewells after two incredible weeks living and learning together.
An intense “3-day Start Up” culminated with pitches on Thursday evening. Our eight teams worked hard to shape an initial idea into a minimum viable product with a “go to market” strategy.
In no particular order, we had Glassy, which offers refillable cosmetics dispensed in bulk to eliminate single-use plastics.
Utopia, an app that is gamifying being green.
Avendge, a beverage dispenser for reusable bottles that aims to replace the single use beverages dispensed from vending machines.
Verde, a sugarcane-based bioplastic for eco-conscious snack packaging.
Gaia Gear, a repurposed outdoor gear outfitter.
Plant Pack, a vegan meal kit service.
Blavi, a cockroach-based food waste processing system that will convert restaurant food waste into livestock feed and organic fertilizer.
Safe Cycle, an app that helps environmentally-minded consumers recycle.
We finished up our program with a summit of Mount Moosilauke and dinner at the lodge.