2014 Additional Business Showcase Presenter Announcements
Additional Business Showcase Presenter Announcements
March 31, 2014 (Moscow, Idaho; Pullman, Washington) — Additional presenters have been confirmed for the upcoming Palouse Knowledge Corridor Business Showcase event on April 3, 2014 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the BellTower Events Venue in Pullman, Washington, with a social planned for 4:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The goal of the Business Showcase event is to connect people with good business ideas to those who might be able to help make those ideas happen. Each presenter will showcase their business in 15 minute presentations, highlighting their business idea and relating management, product and/or service, technology, market, financial viability, potential return on investment, amount of investment required, exit strategy, and employee growth implications. Time will also be allowed for question and answer with each presenter.
New businesses confirmed to present at the showcase include:
Phytelligence is the first plant/agriculture spin-off from WSU founded on validated technologies developed over the last 8 years in response to agriculture industry’s critical need of obtaining ready-to-plant and guaranteed true to type plant material. Phytelligence was founded in 2011 by Dr. Amit Dhingra, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture and his graduate students. The core business of Phytelligence is the propagation and sale of superior quality plants with guaranteed genetic identity for the US tree fruit and nut industry. The company also provides sophisticated genetic analysis services for intellectual property protections, variety identification, and custom genetic work.
Omache Farm is a small family farm nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Palouse just south of Pullman, Washington. Omache Farm strives to follow organic, natural and sustainable principals and methods in their farming believing that it promotes a healthier way to eat and live. In their endeavors to be sustainable, they are growing and taking on many new enterprises to help the land. Omache Farm also strives to market as much of their product as possible in the local economy, directly to our consumers. They take pride in providing healthy, happy, responsible food to our local community.
These new businesses will join already confirmed presenters:
NuSpirits is “The Healthier Nightlife!” a revolutionary nutrient enriched alcohol. Other alcohol robs consumers of necessary nutrient levels leading to hangovers, headaches, sluggishness and other body aches and pains. NuSpirits alcohol replenishes your essential nutrients. NuSpirits Vodka is enriched with our proprietary blend, which provides you the opportunity to have a healthier night and have a great next day.
SandyClock provides task-driven labor scheduling and monitoring solutions. Its patent-pending cloud-based and mobile-enabled solutions enable on-demand task scheduling, on-the-spot task punch in/out, real-time labor monitoring, and labor data analysis. It is founded in 2014 by a WSU CS faculty.
The Unifine whole grain flour milling system has been under development at WSU for the last sixty years. With consumer demand locally milled whole grain flour skyrocketing, WSU Design Clinic teams have updated the milling system design, the first of which is completed and will begin operation soon.
Vertical Garden Sustainability Center (VGSC)
Vertical Garden Sustainability Center (VGSC) is a social entrepreneurship investing in local food security, sustainable practices, and innovative technologies within our community. We combine several new and ancient technologies to grow organic vegetables, herbs, and fish in a closed biological nutrient cycle that has been shown to be as much at 13 times more productive than intensive soil agriculture on the same footprint. VGSC was conceived over two years ago but is only now coming into fruition.
Those involved in business startups, entrepreneurs or investors, as well as interested community members are encouraged to attend. Those who wish to attend this event may be private individuals or venture capitalists and there is no obligation to invest in any of the ideas presented.
For more information about this event or about the Palouse Knowledge Corridor, contact Nathan Weller, member at 509-432-1943 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nathan Weller, Palouse Knowledge Corridor Member
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Vertical Garden Sustainability Center (VGSC)
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