Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Startup Network

Creating an innovation ecosystem for green and bio-based chemistry technologies

The GC3 Startup Network is working to accelerate the development and market pull of green chemistry technologies. The GC3 has created a forum for green & bio-based chemistry startups to connect to larger GC3 member chemical suppliers, brands, retailers, and investors for partnerships and investments; and larger GC3 members are tapping into the startup network to identify new technologies and up-and-coming companies.

"The GC3 provides an invaluable opportunity to network with small and large companies, learn about emerging technologies and trends, and to connect over common challenges."
– Christoph Krumm, CEO and Co-Founder, Sironix Renewables

Startups in our network

Annual Technology Showcase

Each year the GC3 Startup Network seeks startups to present their sustainable chemistry materials, products, and/or manufacturing technologies to investors, major brands and manufacturers at the GC3 Startup Network’s Annual Technology Showcase. This year will be the 4th Annual Technology Showcase, which will be held concurrently with the 14th Annual GC3 Innovators Roundtable (May 7 – 9, 2019).

Up to 10 startups will be selected as semi-finalists to participate in a pitch competition in front of investors and major companies. Three will be chosen to pitch their solutions to a panel of investors and technology scouts on the main stage at the GC3 Innovators Roundtable, with an audience of approximately 200 individuals representing 125 GC3 member companies and other organizations. 

The application process has now closed. For more information, click here.

Strategic Connections Program

The GC3 Startup Network Strategic Connections Program leverages the broad and deep expertise of the GC3 community – startups and large companies – to provide timely, strategic advice and support for members of our Startup Network. We have selected a pool of experts who have a wide variety of relevant expertise and have agreed to assist our startups with directional advice and support on a variety of business and technical topics. Read more here.

Details on the GC3 Startup Network

A key strategy for advancing green chemistry in industry, as identified in the GC3’s Agenda to Mainstream Green Chemistry, is supporting the development and adoption of chemicals, materials, manufacturing processes and products that adhere to one or more of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Startups are an important driver of innovation; however, many lack the connections to the strategic partners that they need for product evaluation, co-development, licensing, and investment.  The GC3 is uniquely positioned to connect startups with companies and other resources throughout the value chain and in many industry sectors.

Strategic Approach:

  • Leverage the diversity of the GC3 membership to connect innovative green chemistry startups with established chemical suppliers, brands, retailers, and investors who can serve as strategic partners to accelerate their development and growth
  • Increase the visibility of startup companies and create opportunities for suppliers, brands, retailers and investors to discover new ingredients and materials for their products and find new partnership and investment opportunities
  • Identify financial and other strategic resources for green and bio-based start-ups
  • Advance the discussion on how best to accelerate green chemistry innovation and the growth of innovative startups

Join the Startup Network

As a member of the GC3 Startup Network, your company will be profiled on our member webpage and invited to participate in meetings, networking events, webinars, and social media campaigns. You will also become a member of the GC3 and receive full member benefits. Contact us to learn more

For more information on how your company can participate in or otherwise support this network, contact Julie Manley.