Plug and Play's Fall Summit 2021 celebrated the 73 batch startups from 5 of our industry-focused innovation programs: Brand & Retail, Food & Beverage, Media & Advertising, New Materials & Packaging and Supply Chain.
Supply Chain & Logistics
GROWMARK - Growmark is an agricultural supply cooperative serving cooperatives, retailers, businesses, and farmers in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, Growmark provides a host of services from warehousing and logistics to training and marketing support. View their website.
Yamato Holdings - Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. is one of Japan's largest door-to-door delivery service companies with a market share of 41%, competing closely with Sagawa Express and Nippon Express. View their website.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen - Wallenius Wilhelmsen is a shipping and vehicle logistics company, managing the distribution of cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk to customers globally. Their purpose is to build sustainable supply chains, creating innovative solutions to change the world of mobility. View their website.
Brand & Retail
EY Parthenon – EY Parthenon is a global strategy consulting organization, with more than 6,500 professionals, helping CEOs and business leaders design and deliver transformative strategies across the entire enterprise, to help build long-term value to all stakeholders. View their website.
Food & Beverage
PepsiCo – PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies with a collection of global brands including Pepsi and Quaker, Gatorade and Tropicana, Frito-Lay and beyond. Their broad range of more than 3,000 delicious products offers consumers convenient, nutritious and affordable options in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. View their website.
Origin by Ocean – Origin by Ocean revives the oceans with profit, addressing the global multi-billion environmental challenge of artificial nutrient overload of our oceans in B2B business. They produce sustainable bio-based ingredients such as emulsifiers and pigments for fast-moving goods manufacturers within food, beverage, brewery, cosmetics, dairy and domestic detergents product and market segments. View their website.
New Materials & Packaging
INX – INX International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sakata INX worldwide operations, a $1.8 billion company established in 1896. They are a global manufacturer of high-performance printing inks and coating for commercial, packaging, and digital print applications with full-service locations in North America, South America and Europe. View their website.
Silvis Materials – Silvis Materials is developing a cellulosic bio-based resin for the $45 billion polymer emulsion market to help coatings and adhesive manufacturers to reduce today’s dependence on petroleum-based products. View their website.