12 Startups from Different States and Countries Selected for GO Topeka’s Third Plug and Play Cohort

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – GO Topeka announces the next 12 startups that will participate in its local accelerator program as it continues to focus on innovation in animal health and agricultural technology.

GO Topeka says they’re all from different states, including California, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Washington DC. They also come from six different countries, including Chile, Israel, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The early-stage to mid-stage startups were chosen by Plug and Play partners and corporate partners (Cargill, Evergy and Hill’s Pet Nutrition) after a pitch competition held virtually this month.

GO Topeka says the startups represent a wide range of new innovations in areas such as sustainable packaging, food systems, pet and livestock health, and energy. They say the entrepreneurs who represent them will take part in a three-month accelerator program aimed at connecting them to resources and helping their businesses get off the ground.

“We are thrilled to invite these 12 startups to participate in our Topeka Plug and Play Accelerator,” said Lindsay Lebahn, Topeka Plug and Play Program Manager. “Our selection process reflects the needs of our partners in animal health and agricultural technology, ensuring that potential partnerships between these companies and startups have much greater impact – not only for the companies themselves, but for everyday consumers looking for meaningful solutions to some of today’s biggest health science challenges.

GO Topeka President Molly Howey said Plug and Play’s accelerator has shed light on the local and regional resources that are fueling innovation in northeast Kansas and they’re excited to continue the partnership. .

“The future of animal health and agri-tech innovation is being shaped right here in our capital, and these startups are a critical piece of the puzzle,” she said.

Learn more about the 12 startups selected for the program:

  • Adrich — Adrich helps brands and retailers get the right product to the right customer at the right time with a smart packaging and aftermarket data analytics platform.
  • Full Cycle Bioplastics — Full Cycle is a biotechnology company that converts organic waste into bioplastics. Their proprietary technology tackles climate change by reducing food waste and plastic pollution.
  • Hargol FoodTech – The world’s first commercial grasshopper farm, harnessing the power of nature’s most efficient protein source.
  • Helpet — Helpet was created to help pet owners simply take care of their friends in an efficient and organized way.
  • Kauel Technologies – Experts in asset and productivity monitoring with artificial intelligence using computer vision and data processing in industries related to the energy sector, such as oil, gas and electricity.
  • Moolec Science — An Ag-Foodtech company consolidating a unique pipeline of projects and capabilities, using molecular farming to introduce a hybrid concept between plant and cell technologies into the alternative protein landscape.
  • Natural Machines — Natural Machines is a manufacturer of 3D food printers.
  • NovoNutrients — NovoNutrients works to recycle industrial waste gases, including carbon dioxide.
  • PupPod – PupPod represents the gamification of pet nutrition.
  • TeleTails — TeleTails is a veterinary telehealth platform that provides live video, messaging, and payment functionality to pet owners.
  • W-Cycle — Offers an eco-friendly, compostable single-use packaging solution for hot meals and beverages.
  • Yoran Imaging — Introducing Industry 4.0 in Heat Sealing.

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