Citrimer selected to compete at 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition - takes home Alumni Prize

May 14, 2023

Citrimer was selected from a pool of 600 applicants to compete in the 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) in Houston, TX in a field of 42 other competitors. The prestigious three-day event provided us with an incredible opportunity to network with other founders, investors, and professionals - in perhaps the best location for those interested in the chemicals and materials industries.

After three days of pitching, refining, and networking, Citrimer was awarded the RBPC Alumni Network Cash Prize, Sponsored by NABACO! Special thanks to Gary Beal, PhD, co-founder and CTO of NABACO, for his enthusiasm for our company!

Citrimer wins big at Michigan Business Challenge!

February 10, 2023

Over the last four months, Citrimer has been participating in the Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) - a multi-stage, 4-month business plan competition hosted by the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Citrimer is developing novel materials derived entirely from citrus plant waste that can rival and exceed legacy, crude oil-derived materials in terms of performance, unit cost, and manufacturability.

During the final round of MBC, Citrimer pitched to several panels of investors and took home:

🍊 the Pryor-Hale First Place Invention Track Award

🍊 the OneMagnify Best in Business Award

🍊 the Michigan Investment Challenge Award

🍊 the MBC Elevator Pitch Award

If you’re as excited as we are about how ground-up materials design has the potential to unlock massive societal breakthroughs, create a more circular economy, and reduce our reliance on petroleum, reach out to us on LinkedIn!

See Anthony's LinkedIn post here and engage with us!