The 2013 Sontag competition is now complete.
EscaZyme Biochemicals was announced as the $50K grand prize winner on Wednesday March 6th.
ElectroVentures was the runner up and winner of a $5K second Prize.
Check back later this summer for a schedule for the 2014 competition.
We were pleased to receive several high quality business plans this year. This first year has been a great success so far. Seven judges evaluated the proposals and all proposals were evaluated by at least two judges. A judging rubric was used to evaluate the plans and create consistency in evaluations. Ultimately six finalists were decided up as having the greatest potential to create jobs in Nevada and positively impact the Nevada economy:
BoxFeeds is dedicated to encouraging breweries to focus on sustainability by converting waste products from the brewing process to viable products for other markets. Team members are:
Entropy Fuel Systems is an idea dedicated to reshaping the direction and progress of ethanol production in the United States and around the world. Team members are:
Envirohaven will revolutionize the "Green" housing industry by manufacturing self-contained, energy producing, and efficiently designed home packages that can be easily assembled anywhere. Team members are:
GrabiTech will manufacture, package, and distribute the Tag n' Grab notification system: software and hardware designed to aid consumers in keeping track of their personal belongings. Team members are:
METS will develop, produce, and market optical instruments to detect potentially harmful airborne particulates in mining work places.
Team members are:
Modphalt Green Asphalt Technology encapsulates ground tire rubber (GTR) particles with a polymer to create a solution in the asphalt roofing industry. Team members are: