Mango Materials is one of eight companies awarded funding to work with Berkeley Lab as part of the Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program. A total of 43 small businesses around the country were awarded vouchers in the second round of this award.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at Berkeley Lab,” said Allison Pieja, Chief Technology Officer of Mango Materials. “Their expertise will help us accelerate commercialization while exploring downstream processing options.”
To read more about the program and Mango Materials’ involvement, click here.
“Think of a farmer and what do you see? Most probably say something like: “An older, white man, dressed in overalls and a flannel shirt.” And the truth is, most would be right. The average United States farmer is a white male around 58 years of age. But there’s a new contingent rapidly claiming a stake in the industry: women.”
Women@Forbes recently released an article about women in agriculture which included Mango Materials’ participation in the 2015 Ag Innovation Showcase. Other awesome female run companies in the article include Stony Creek Colors, Micronic Technologies, Whole Trees, and Blue Apron.
To read the article, click here.
Terrapin Bright Green’s blog listed Mango Materials as one of the new technologies added to their market readiness chart in Tapping into Nature. Other technologies include squid-inspired self healing polymers, fully recyclable shoes, engineered silk, and non-toxic hair dyes. Click here to read Terrapin Bright Green’s blog post about these exciting technologies.
Mango Materials is honored to be featured in Larta Institutes’ 2015 Annual Report. Larta’s mission is “to energize the transformation of technology ideas into solutions that elevate economic opportunities and make lives better for people around the world.” We have been part of Larta’s network since our original NSF Phase 1 award and more recently participated in sponsored events such as the 2015 Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis, MO and 2016 Women in Food & Ag panel in Palo Alto, CA. We are grateful for all of the continued support the Larta Institute has provided! To read the full annual report, click here.
Mango Materials is excited to announce our most recent grant award, a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Our team is partnering with Dr. Junko Marr and Dr. Tzahi Cath at Colorado School of Mines to understand membrane bioreactor technology which could then be used on the International Space Station for bioproducts production.
Click here to read the NASA STTR press release.
Click here to see the full list of firms and research institutions awarded NASA STTRs in 2016.
Since February, Mango Materials has been participating in the inaugural batch of Plug and Play Tech Center’s New Materials and Packaging accelerator. Bringing together company mentors, business advisors, and fundraising gurus, Plug and Play offered 10 companies in the packaging space an opportunity to grow and showcase their start-ups. The accelerator program was capped off with Expo which brought together companies in New Materials and Packaging, Brand & Retail, and FinTech. Each start-up gave a 3 minute pitch and networked for a full day with experts in their respective fields. Mango Materials was honored to be chosen for this first batch and looks forward to continuing the relationship with Plug and Play Tech Center.
Miss the Expo? Check out Mango Materials’ pitch by VP of Customer Engagement, Anne Schauer-Gimenez.
Want to learn more about Plug and Play’s New Materials and Packaging vertical? Click here for a press release recapping Batch 1 of the program.
Mango Materials was mentioned in a Stanford University eCorner article about lean start-ups. He mentions the curriculum of the Technology Venture Formation offered in Stanford’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Mango Materials’ CEO, Molly Morse, took an early version of this class and is applying these techniques to the company even today. To read more about impact entrepreneurship discussed in this article, click here.
Water deeply is an online platform designed to help the reader understand the complex web of environmental, social and economic issues contributing to the drought crisis in California. They recently interviewed Sebastien Tilmans who is the director of operations at the William and Cloy Codiga Resource Recovery Center at Stanford University. Sebastien discusses the resources that can be recovered from wastewater, including biopolymers from methane! To read the full article, click here.
Mango Materials was selected to participate in the GreenTech Investor Session at the BIO World Congress in San Diego on April 18. 2016. Molly will join eight other emerging companies who will present their company to a panel of veteran investors, along with venture capitalists, analysts, and strategic investors in the audience. Molly will showcase the Mango Materials’ technology from 3-3:15pm. For more information on the GreenTech Investor Session, click here.
Shilpi Mathrani, former intern at Mango Materials, was recently featured in the BerkeleyNews, a publication from the University of California at Berkeley. Shilpi interned at Mango Materials through her participation in UC-Berkeley’s Biomanufacturing to Marketing program which connects Berkeley students with local start-ups. The students get experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and the start-ups get high quality researchers to help move their technologies forward. To read Shilpi’s story, click here.