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Michigan-Based Cocoa Compost Wins 2017 Global Innovator Award
Cocoa Compost has won the prestigious 2017 Global Innovator Award at this year’s Global Technology Symposium, which concluded on October 24, 2017 in Menlo Park, California.
The Michigan-based startup company turns organic waste into fertilizer that augments traditional chemical fertilizer, significantly boosting agricultural yields and enriching topsoil.
The first runner-up was Kray Technologies, which manufactures crop-dusting drones in Ukraine. Tied for second runner-up were GenH from Massachusetts, a manufacturer of modular electrification equipment for non-powered dams, and Mouse, a Tatarstan-based company that crowdsources venues and ticket sales for live music performances by independent artists.
GTS President Alexandra Johnson said, “The competition finalists from Michigan, Ukraine, Massachusetts, and Tatarstan reflect the truly global nature of modern entrepreneurship. GTS continues to be a solid platform for global companies to enter Silicon Valley.”