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2016 Israel Diamond Winner

World egg production industries rely on a single sex only (female for layers and male for poultry), while the other sex is usually disposed shortly after hatching.
This causes substantial ethical, environmental and economic problems.
Over 3 billion male chicks are killed annually.
We are developing a technology which identifies the sex at early stage of incubation, saves these chicks from being hatched, avoids their incubation and keeps the eggs within the food industry.

2012 Boston Diamond Winner

LiquiGlide is a revolutionary super-slippery coating platform that allows cosmetic products like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion and thick sauces and condiments like mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, jelly, and even honey to slide easily out of their bottles. What may seem like a trivial application is actually a $100+ billion industry worldwide. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. LiquiGlide will be a game changing technology in energy, desalination, transportation, manufacturing, and more.

Gold Winners
2017 Boston Gold Winner

Recent clinical studies proved that consistently introducing food allergens to infants before 6 months old prevents allergies by over 80% (*LEAP, EAT). The trouble is that parents find it scary, inconvenient, and stressful to introduce a range allergens regularly to their infants. We have created a convenient set of organic fruit puree pouches that contain the same amounts of allergens as the breakthrough studies, making it easy and stress-free for parents to prevent allergies.

2017 Mexico Gold Winner

Totolines is a snack based on corn flour and "chapulin" designed for customers concerned about the environment, boosting the local economy and looking to enjoy a nutritious snack. A portion of Totolines provides the same amount of protein as a portion of tuna, it has no additives and it's a sustainable source of protein. Insects are up to 12 times more efficient than cows.
Totolines is created by two food technologists that aim to boost the consumption of insects providing quality products.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

Whole Heart Provisions is going to make you crave vegetables. We are a fast casual restaurant concept that takes flavors you'll find in the world's best restaurants, and serves them in under two minutes, for under $10. All of our food and packaging are plant based, helping us please the planet, our bodies, and most importantly, our taste buds. Since our launch in October 2015, we've served over 40,000 customers. We plan to become the Chipotle of the flexitarian generation.

2016 Switzerland Gold Winner

TwentyGreen addresses the huge societal challenge of meeting growing world demand for protein by offering a solution to animal feeding that is at the same time more beneficial for the farmed animals, more profitable for the farmer, and more sustainable for our environment.

TwentyGreen produces a natural animal feed probiotic that provides a combined solution for today’s three major animal farming problems:
1. Feed cost
2. Disease burden
3. Ecological impact

2016 Switzerland Gold Winner

Kenyan farmers get 1% from every cup of coffee drunk worldwide. The rest of the 99% remains in the Supply chain. There has been a decline in Kenyan Coffee Production despite rising Coffee demand over the same period.

Taste of Kenya was established to ensure farmers benefit through direct trade and the Kenyan coffee production improves. This will ensure farmers get better prices and are paid on time while roasters have access to premium Kenyan coffee supported by farm traceability.

2016 Switzerland Gold Winner

SwissDeCode puts the power of DNA in your hands. Our DNAFoil line is the world’s 1st portable, self-administered, DNA detection kit. Revealing DNA of major contaminants, your staff confirms safety & compliance on the line. Invented at the University of Geneva. Certification label acceptance from the Swiss CTI. MC sponsors and other F&B customers are securing Right-First-Time processes with a tool simple as a home pregnancy test. Know it when and where you need it with DNAFoil.

Swissdecode.com

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Spoiler Alert creates the first cloud-based marketplace and reporting platform to allow organizations to sell, donate, and recover wasted food. Whether that’s healthy surplus product or valuable organic waste, we enable them to get it to those who can use it – quickly. We've built a more seamless user experience - supported with real-time notifications, easy payment processing, and reporting capabilities. As a package, we empower companies to save money and become better community citizens.

2015 UK Gold Winner

Great Little Place (GLP) is a mobile app for discovering and sharing “great little places” around you - from quirky bars to extraordinary restaurants, the places that make a city special.

Very simply, we're weaving everyone’s little black book of places together, asking members across the world to say ‘I know this great little place…’ and share their favourite discoveries with one another. So it's just the good stuff.

Our mission is to become the last city guide you'll ever need.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

At Six Foods, we make healthy, delicious, and sustainable foods with insects. We use crickets milled into a flour to make high protein tortilla chips (Chirps) that are familiar to Americans. We want to normalize insect foods, starting with snacks to meat. The goal is to substitute animal protein with insect protein, thus converting livestock farming to insect farming. By doing so, we will reduce land & water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Nix86 is a universal order management platform that brings unprecedented scale & efficiency to the food service industry. Each year 990K US restaurants place 1B orders with 17k suppliers by fax, email, and phone calls. Nix86 optimizes order/fulfillment by replacing paper handoffs & data silos with a direct B2B cloud-based connection & central archive. Nix86 aligns restaurants & suppliers, reduces labor costs and food waste, and adds new business intelligence with accessible data.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal sector and is one of the best sources of protein to accommodate the world’s growing population of 9 billion by 2030. At the same time, the world’s natural fisheries are in decline and fish farming is unsustainable currently. KnipBio's high-yield proprietary fermentation technology offers a more economical, healthier and sustainable alternative than today's approaches.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Anfiro is developing ultra high-permeability membranes for water purification. Our step increase in membrane permeability results in transformative cost reductions by enabling small-scale cost effective systems. The massive footprint reduction translates into large CAPEX savings, while the lower operating pressure results in a decreased energy requirement and associated operating cost. Anfiro's ultra-high permeability membranes are enabling clean and affordable water for a better tomorrow.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Cape Commons Brewing Company is a social impact brewery that has a dual mission: to brew great craft beer and to invest in communities without access to clean drinking water. For every batch of beer we brew, we build one clean water project through our on-the-ground partner, Rainwater for Humanity. One Batch. One Project. Beer for Water. We're getting ready to build a brewery in Brooklyn and have the beer kegged, canned and in your hands by Fall 2014. So the adventure begins now, are you coming?

Silver Winners
2017 Mexico Silver Winner

We’re addressing 2 problems with the existing baby food industry:

i) regulatory standards are very low, hence companies use additives such as sugar & starch
ii) the industry is dominated by foreign companies who do not tailor products for local ingredients; meanwhile Mexican foods such as avocado, amaranth & chia are increasingly recognized abroad for their nutritional value, many labeled as “Superfoods”

So we created the 1st locally-inspired, all-natural Mexican baby food company.

2016 Israel Silver Winner

bitemojo is an e-commerce application providing couples and small groups the opportunity to experience destinations through their local cuisine by taking self-guided culinary biteTours. In addition to the tasting, biteTours encourage interaction with the local people behind the bites and learn about their personal background. During the tour travelers can gain biteCredits and turn them to free bites as part of the experience.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

We make the world's best alcoholic ginger beer. This is cold-pressed ginger, lemon juice & nutmeg. This is dry, fresh & well-balanced ginger beer. Willie Fenichel, a Cape Cod goat farmer, started making this ginger beer as a hobby. 5 years later, the brew was so good that we had to bring it to the world. Craft beer and, most recently, craft cider & ginger's explosive growth shows that the industry is ready for innovation. Let's go.

2015 UK Silver Winner

In FoPo, we collect ugly fruits & vegetables before expiry from groceries & farms, freeze dry them, & turn them into food powder to preserve their nutrients, prolong shelf life, & maximize logistics. It can be used for smoothies, soups, fruit shakes, & more. The product will be sold via online, supermarkets, humanitarian mission agencies & food companies. With low price, reduced food waste & support for local businesses & farmers, FoPo creates value from the inefficiency in the food system.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

The word Ajiri means "to employ" in Swahili. Our goal is to create a sustainable cycle of employment and education in western Kenya. Ajiri's award-winning Kenyan black tea is handpicked on small-scale farms. Our Kenyan AA coffee is freshly roasted. We employ 60 women to hand-make the labels for each tea and coffee box using dried banana tree bark. Each label is unique. 100% of profits are donated to the Ajiri Foundation to pay school fees for orphans. Currently, we sponsor 29 students in school.

2014 Boston Silver Winner

ZOOS is an all natural, real brewed, first to market Greek Iced Tea launching with 3 flavors: original, peach, lemon. The ZOOS girls crafted an artisan-brewed tea just the way Yia-Yia makes it. Hand-picked from the Greek mountaintops, our tea is a hidden gem and an important staple in the Mediterranean diet. Real brewed means real benefits. It’s true; we actually brew whole tea leaves to create a taste you’ll love. Light, refreshing, and rich in anti-oxidants, we cheers (YAMAS) to you.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

The traditional preparation of fresh tortillas takes a lot of time, it requires know how and experience. flatev provides a new solution starting with a fully automatic machine and corresponding dough-capsules, which enable anyone to make a wide variety of fresh tortillas and other flatbreads in only seconds. Our USPs are authentic freshness, a wide variety of flavors and styles in single portions and quick & hassle free cooking. We focus on the Millennials customer target in the USA.

Startups
2017 Mexico Silver Winner

We’re addressing 2 problems with the existing baby food industry:

i) regulatory standards are very low, hence companies use additives such as sugar & starch
ii) the industry is dominated by foreign companies who do not tailor products for local ingredients; meanwhile Mexican foods such as avocado, amaranth & chia are increasingly recognized abroad for their nutritional value, many labeled as “Superfoods”

So we created the 1st locally-inspired, all-natural Mexican baby food company.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Recent clinical studies proved that consistently introducing food allergens to infants before 6 months old prevents allergies by over 80% (*LEAP, EAT). The trouble is that parents find it scary, inconvenient, and stressful to introduce a range allergens regularly to their infants. We have created a convenient set of organic fruit puree pouches that contain the same amounts of allergens as the breakthrough studies, making it easy and stress-free for parents to prevent allergies.

2017 Mexico Gold Winner

Totolines is a snack based on corn flour and "chapulin" designed for customers concerned about the environment, boosting the local economy and looking to enjoy a nutritious snack. A portion of Totolines provides the same amount of protein as a portion of tuna, it has no additives and it's a sustainable source of protein. Insects are up to 12 times more efficient than cows.
Totolines is created by two food technologists that aim to boost the consumption of insects providing quality products.

2016 Israel Diamond Winner

World egg production industries rely on a single sex only (female for layers and male for poultry), while the other sex is usually disposed shortly after hatching.
This causes substantial ethical, environmental and economic problems.
Over 3 billion male chicks are killed annually.
We are developing a technology which identifies the sex at early stage of incubation, saves these chicks from being hatched, avoids their incubation and keeps the eggs within the food industry.

2016 Israel Silver Winner

bitemojo is an e-commerce application providing couples and small groups the opportunity to experience destinations through their local cuisine by taking self-guided culinary biteTours. In addition to the tasting, biteTours encourage interaction with the local people behind the bites and learn about their personal background. During the tour travelers can gain biteCredits and turn them to free bites as part of the experience.

2016 Boston Gold Winner

Whole Heart Provisions is going to make you crave vegetables. We are a fast casual restaurant concept that takes flavors you'll find in the world's best restaurants, and serves them in under two minutes, for under $10. All of our food and packaging are plant based, helping us please the planet, our bodies, and most importantly, our taste buds. Since our launch in October 2015, we've served over 40,000 customers. We plan to become the Chipotle of the flexitarian generation.

2016 Boston Silver Winner

We make the world's best alcoholic ginger beer. This is cold-pressed ginger, lemon juice & nutmeg. This is dry, fresh & well-balanced ginger beer. Willie Fenichel, a Cape Cod goat farmer, started making this ginger beer as a hobby. 5 years later, the brew was so good that we had to bring it to the world. Craft beer and, most recently, craft cider & ginger's explosive growth shows that the industry is ready for innovation. Let's go.

2016 Switzerland Gold Winner

TwentyGreen addresses the huge societal challenge of meeting growing world demand for protein by offering a solution to animal feeding that is at the same time more beneficial for the farmed animals, more profitable for the farmer, and more sustainable for our environment.

TwentyGreen produces a natural animal feed probiotic that provides a combined solution for today’s three major animal farming problems:
1. Feed cost
2. Disease burden
3. Ecological impact

2016 Switzerland Gold Winner

Kenyan farmers get 1% from every cup of coffee drunk worldwide. The rest of the 99% remains in the Supply chain. There has been a decline in Kenyan Coffee Production despite rising Coffee demand over the same period.

Taste of Kenya was established to ensure farmers benefit through direct trade and the Kenyan coffee production improves. This will ensure farmers get better prices and are paid on time while roasters have access to premium Kenyan coffee supported by farm traceability.

2016 Switzerland Gold Winner

SwissDeCode puts the power of DNA in your hands. Our DNAFoil line is the world’s 1st portable, self-administered, DNA detection kit. Revealing DNA of major contaminants, your staff confirms safety & compliance on the line. Invented at the University of Geneva. Certification label acceptance from the Swiss CTI. MC sponsors and other F&B customers are securing Right-First-Time processes with a tool simple as a home pregnancy test. Know it when and where you need it with DNAFoil.

Swissdecode.com

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Spoiler Alert creates the first cloud-based marketplace and reporting platform to allow organizations to sell, donate, and recover wasted food. Whether that’s healthy surplus product or valuable organic waste, we enable them to get it to those who can use it – quickly. We've built a more seamless user experience - supported with real-time notifications, easy payment processing, and reporting capabilities. As a package, we empower companies to save money and become better community citizens.

2015 UK Gold Winner

Great Little Place (GLP) is a mobile app for discovering and sharing “great little places” around you - from quirky bars to extraordinary restaurants, the places that make a city special.

Very simply, we're weaving everyone’s little black book of places together, asking members across the world to say ‘I know this great little place…’ and share their favourite discoveries with one another. So it's just the good stuff.

Our mission is to become the last city guide you'll ever need.

2015 UK Silver Winner

In FoPo, we collect ugly fruits & vegetables before expiry from groceries & farms, freeze dry them, & turn them into food powder to preserve their nutrients, prolong shelf life, & maximize logistics. It can be used for smoothies, soups, fruit shakes, & more. The product will be sold via online, supermarkets, humanitarian mission agencies & food companies. With low price, reduced food waste & support for local businesses & farmers, FoPo creates value from the inefficiency in the food system.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

At Six Foods, we make healthy, delicious, and sustainable foods with insects. We use crickets milled into a flour to make high protein tortilla chips (Chirps) that are familiar to Americans. We want to normalize insect foods, starting with snacks to meat. The goal is to substitute animal protein with insect protein, thus converting livestock farming to insect farming. By doing so, we will reduce land & water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions.

2015 Boston Gold Winner

Nix86 is a universal order management platform that brings unprecedented scale & efficiency to the food service industry. Each year 990K US restaurants place 1B orders with 17k suppliers by fax, email, and phone calls. Nix86 optimizes order/fulfillment by replacing paper handoffs & data silos with a direct B2B cloud-based connection & central archive. Nix86 aligns restaurants & suppliers, reduces labor costs and food waste, and adds new business intelligence with accessible data.

2015 Boston Silver Winner

The word Ajiri means "to employ" in Swahili. Our goal is to create a sustainable cycle of employment and education in western Kenya. Ajiri's award-winning Kenyan black tea is handpicked on small-scale farms. Our Kenyan AA coffee is freshly roasted. We employ 60 women to hand-make the labels for each tea and coffee box using dried banana tree bark. Each label is unique. 100% of profits are donated to the Ajiri Foundation to pay school fees for orphans. Currently, we sponsor 29 students in school.

2014 Boston Silver Winner

ZOOS is an all natural, real brewed, first to market Greek Iced Tea launching with 3 flavors: original, peach, lemon. The ZOOS girls crafted an artisan-brewed tea just the way Yia-Yia makes it. Hand-picked from the Greek mountaintops, our tea is a hidden gem and an important staple in the Mediterranean diet. Real brewed means real benefits. It’s true; we actually brew whole tea leaves to create a taste you’ll love. Light, refreshing, and rich in anti-oxidants, we cheers (YAMAS) to you.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal sector and is one of the best sources of protein to accommodate the world’s growing population of 9 billion by 2030. At the same time, the world’s natural fisheries are in decline and fish farming is unsustainable currently. KnipBio's high-yield proprietary fermentation technology offers a more economical, healthier and sustainable alternative than today's approaches.

2014 Boston Gold Winner

Anfiro is developing ultra high-permeability membranes for water purification. Our step increase in membrane permeability results in transformative cost reductions by enabling small-scale cost effective systems. The massive footprint reduction translates into large CAPEX savings, while the lower operating pressure results in a decreased energy requirement and associated operating cost. Anfiro's ultra-high permeability membranes are enabling clean and affordable water for a better tomorrow.

2013 Boston Silver Winner

The traditional preparation of fresh tortillas takes a lot of time, it requires know how and experience. flatev provides a new solution starting with a fully automatic machine and corresponding dough-capsules, which enable anyone to make a wide variety of fresh tortillas and other flatbreads in only seconds. Our USPs are authentic freshness, a wide variety of flavors and styles in single portions and quick & hassle free cooking. We focus on the Millennials customer target in the USA.

2013 Boston Gold Winner

Cape Commons Brewing Company is a social impact brewery that has a dual mission: to brew great craft beer and to invest in communities without access to clean drinking water. For every batch of beer we brew, we build one clean water project through our on-the-ground partner, Rainwater for Humanity. One Batch. One Project. Beer for Water. We're getting ready to build a brewery in Brooklyn and have the beer kegged, canned and in your hands by Fall 2014. So the adventure begins now, are you coming?

2012 Boston Diamond Winner

LiquiGlide is a revolutionary super-slippery coating platform that allows cosmetic products like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion and thick sauces and condiments like mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, jelly, and even honey to slide easily out of their bottles. What may seem like a trivial application is actually a $100+ billion industry worldwide. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. LiquiGlide will be a game changing technology in energy, desalination, transportation, manufacturing, and more.