Lytos Tech produces green, enzymatic, broad-based biofungicides that protect high-value agriculture crops and restore crop yields previously lost to fungal pathogens, which supports increased revenues for farmers. Lytos addresses the key concerns of growers, producers, and consumers by providing high-quality products, reducing environmental impact and risks to human health, and contributing to sustainable agricultural practices that improve soil health and functionality.
Old Dominion Hemp
Old Dominion Hemp distributes industrial hemp animal products, utilizing the bulk of the industrial hemp plant with low processing energy while producing positive financial and environmental returns. Old Dominion Hemp provides cost effective, healthy animal products from rapidly renewable resources while supporting farmers and jobs creation across rural communities.
Grow Oyster Reefs
Grow Oyster Reefs (Grow) produces efficient, scalable reef restoration solutions that transform unproductive marine ecosystems into hospitable environments for oysters to grow and thrive. Working across diverse geographies and their respective systems, Grow develops site-level solutions using a combination of modular products—CaCO3 concrete, reef tiles, and reef disks—that are affordable and easy to transport and install. Oysters are critical in improving water quality and providing valuable habitat to other organisms, while also providing high economic value to coastal areas.
Fiacre Enterprises develops and applies green technologies for processing and extraction of high value compounds and materials from industrial hemp. As experts from seed through material testing and hemp plant processing, Fiacre provides the highest quality hemp-derived natural products to the public and private sector. Industrial hemp supports carbon sequestration, agriculture restoration, and replacement of unsustainable raw materials, while also contributing to the growth of new jobs across multiple sectors.
NoBull Burger produces plant-based veggie burgers made with organic, sustainable ingredients that provide a complete protein source. NoBull enables consumers to lower their personal carbon footprint, as plant-based food production uses less carbon and water than animal-sourced foods, in addition to incorporating healthy dietary choices that can mitigate chronic health issues.
Northshea is a Charlottesville-based skincare company that makes small-batch, all-natural shea butter products. The company sources its materials directly from Ghana, where it employs women to source and manufacture raw shea butter, providing a direct avenue for harvesters to increase their income and build a stable life. Through its business, Northshea enables shea nut harvesters to double their daily income, which means women can re-invest in their families and communities.