Georgia-Pacific, in partnership with global venture firm and startup accelerator gener8tor, has kicked off its third 1915 Studios gBETA accelerator program. Welcoming four new startup companies to its fall cohort, Georgia-Pacific’s 1915 Studios enables the success of early-stage startups that supply innovative sustainability solutions.
The selected companies, which include Adept Materials, Celcy, SAVRpak and MiFood Tech, share a common focus on foodservice sustainability innovation. They each have access to and support from Georgia-Pacific’s 1915 Studios, which is at Georgia-Pacific’s Neenah Technical Center (NTC), a research and development facility of more than 250 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support staff who, together, offer centuries of papermaking, product development and testing expertise. More details about each company can be found below.
“The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that each year, U.S. food loss and waste embodies 170 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent GHG emissions (excluding landfill emissions), equal to the annual CO2 emissions of 42 coal-fired power plants,” said Dave Hahn, vice president of research and development at Georgia-Pacific. “We see incredible value in building and supporting an ecosystem where innovators in fast-moving industries, like foodservice sustainability, can thrive.”