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Triple Bottom Line
Our team members are our most valuable assets. Our purpose means nothing if we cannot create innovative ways to solve problems as one cohesive team. Everything we do is to help people and the environment.
We are dedicated to eliminating toxins from the environment using green and sustainable technologies. We are building a cleaner and healthier planet to ensure clean water, food, and air for all.
When our planet is protected from climate change and environmental toxins, people will live happier, healthier, and more vibrant lives. We strive every day to create a better future for all.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR protects communities from harmful health effects related to exposure to natural and man-made hazardous substances.
IDEAS For Us is a United Nations–accredited non-governmental organization that works to advance sustainability through local action projects in countries and on campuses around the world.
The Orlando Science Center is a private science museum located in Orlando, Florida. Its purposes are to provide experience-based opportunities for learning about science and technology and to promote public understanding of science.
stemCONNECT is a classroom resource to connect students with experts in industry and academia around the state focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. stemCONNECT reinforces classroom ideas while introducing students to related high-tech careers.
Cleantech Open’s unique network and ecosystem of innovation searches for and funds the world’s most promising cleantech startup ventures. Since 2005, program alumni have raised more than $1.2 billion and created over 3,000 new cleantech sector jobs, collectively. In 2019, ecoSPEARS won the Southeast Regional pitch for Cleantech Open and continued on to the program’s final pitch competition round as 1 of 50 finalist cohort companies.
Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator seeks to move the world further and faster into a sustainable future. With over 100 years of engineering expertise and offices on 6 continents, Black & Veatch launched IgniteX to seek partners committed to growth and an accelerated transition towards scalable, sustainable success. ecoSPEARS was accepted into the inaugural IgniteX cohort in 2019.
Imagine H2O is a water-focused non-profit organization offering innovative startups and entrepreneurs a global network of mentors, investors, and industry partners to scale transformative solutions for worldwide water challenges. Since 2009, Imagine H2O has helped over 1,500 entrepreneurs and 100 companies from around the world raise more than $500 million to bring innovative water solutions to the market.
Katapult Ocean is the largest ocean impact accelerator in the world. Katapult invests in and supports startups that have a positive impact on our ocean. Katapult invests in traditional, transitional, and deep impact cases within transportation, energy, harvesting, ocean health, and new frontiers.
The Port of San Diego’s Blue Economy Incubator is an Aquaculture and Blue Tech program assisting innovators with sustainable creations foster positive impact through scaling their ventures in or along San Diego Bay. In June 2019, ecoSPEARS was accepted as a one-of-one cohort company into the program and received unanimous approval from San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners for a $200,000 pilot deployment of our namesake SPEARS technology to permanently remove and destroy legacy toxins from impacted sediments within San Diego Bay.
Rally is Central Florida’s first Social Enterprise Accelerator, founded in 2017 in partnership with the Central Florida Foundation and the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. Rally works with entrepreneurs to develop their ventures from early-stage companies into a self-sustaining community with the potential to deliver broad social impact in their communities. ecoSPEARS was one of nine companies selected for Rally’s inaugural cohort in Fall 2017.
The University of Central Florida’s Small Business Incubator has assisted entrepreneurs to develop their ideas from concept to growth-stage companies for more than 20 years. Co-founder Sergie Albino participated in UCF’s small business incubation program prior to ecoSPEARS being officially incorporated in 2017.
In partnership with WeWork Labs and the Port of Seattle to accelerate innovation within the maritime economy, ecoSPEARS was selected as one of 11 companies out of 100+ applicants for the inaugural cohort of Washington’s first maritime accelerator. The strategic partnership at the program’s foundation utilizes a global network of mentorship from business and maritime experts, leaders, and entrepreneurs to spur innovation for a sustainable and resilient blue economy.
BREW 2.0 is our annual next-gen accelerator program designed specifically to help promising water tech innovators to continue to build momentum on their path to market adoption success. Open to up to 10 participants, the two-week virtual experience focuses on pro-led sales and growth programs, a pitch opportunity, and access to customer connections.
Exelon is a Fortune 100 company and the nation's leading competitive energy provider, and the nation's lowest carbon emission emitting utility by a factor of two. Exelon has selected ecoSPEARS to receive funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change as part of the Climate Change Investment Initiative (2c2i) program. The initiative demonstrates the Exelon Foundation's commitment to supporting programs that benefit the environment, particularly those in underserved communities disproportionately impacted by climate change.
NASA’s Technology Transfer program helps small businesses, researchers, and innovators thrive. By bringing NASA-developed space technology back down to earth, we can create commercialized solutions to support our communities’ transition into a sustainable and better future. In 2017, ecoSPEARS received the exclusive license from NASA to the SPEARS green remediation technology for contaminated sediments. We continue to support our NASA roots through developing new sustainable innovations for the environmental industry.
The Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) promotes the use of sustainable practices during the investigation, construction, remediation, redevelopment, and monitoring of degraded environments, with the objective of balancing economic viability, conserving natural resources and biodiversity, and enhancing the quality of life in surrounding communities.
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