Venture First Place
Cruz Foam transforms chitin, a biopolymer found in shrimp shells, into structural foams with an environmentally friendly process. Cruz Foam addresses both the front-end and back-end of a ‘green’ product by up-cycling chitin found in waste to create foam to replace petroleum-based foams. Cruz Foam is less costly to produce, and matches or exceeds the mechanical properties of current polystyrene and polyurethane structural foam.
Main Street First Place
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The BOHO (Buy One Help One) Insurance Marketplace, Inc. is an innovative and values-based insurance marketplace that provides customers an easy way to compare and purchase insurance policies while also providing insurance to someone in need in an emerging market.