Feb 14, 2020

AB InBev’s 100+ Sustainability Accelerator names 17 startups accepted into its 2020 cohort

We are excited to share the list of companies joining AB InBev’s 100+ Sustainability Accelerator cohort in 2020.

The selected startups come from 13 different countries and this year’s program received over 1200+ applications globally, double the amount of applications in its inaugural cohort. Startups applied to tackle six sustainability challenges: climate action, circular packaging, water stewardship, smart farming, smart drinking, and upcycling solutions.

These companies work with AB InBev globally, over the next 6 months to pilot and scale their new technology solutions. The teams will also receive mentorship, industry connections, training, and up to $100,000 for pilot execution, with the possibility of additional investment from AB InBev and its partners.

Meet the 17 companies taking part in the 2020 cohort:

Asarasi (Katonah, United States) - Sustainable, renewable plant-based water

CH Bioforce Oy (Espoo, Finland) - Developer of Biomass Fractionation technology

Club Soda (London, UK) - Club Soda is a movement of mindful drinkers

Comet Bio (London, Canada) - Healthy and Sustainable Ingredients From Upcycled Crop Leftovers

Conscious Container (Truckee, United States) - Refillable glass marketplace

Ecopackers (Toronto, Canada) - Plant powered eco resins for eco-friendly and non-toxic single-use plastic manufacturing.

Globelet (San Francisco, United States) - Technology-enabled systems that support returnable packaging

Greenline Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa) - Solar thermal solution provider offering the best solution for heat

Gybe (Portland, United States) - Water quality monitoring in real-time at a watershed or regional scale.

MIBA Solutions AB (Mölnlycke, Sweden) - Fractionation technology for recycling aluminum cans.

Nomo Waste (Bogota, Colombia) - Waste management and recycling solutions company

OKO (Tel Aviv, Israel) - Weather-index insurance for farmers in emerging markets

Plataforma Verde (São Paulo, Brazil) - Traceability solution for industrial inputs and solid waste management

Shianco (Shunde, China) - Technology used to manufacture “wooden” products with the raw material of “rice husk”, taking place of wood.

Upcycled Nutrients (New York, New York) - Recovering and transforming nutrients from waste sources to sustainable enhanced efficiency fertilizers.

Zoom Agri (Coslada, Madrid) - Quality determination of Agri Commodities via image processing

Project X (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

The startups are landing in New York City this week for a training session and program kickoff with AB InBev, mentors and partners, with the goal on scaling companies’ solutions across the AB InBev’s value chain to support its sustainability goals. Learn more about the program here: https://100accelerator.com/

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