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Grow Plastics

Grow Plastics replaces petroleum based plastics with half as much bioplastics in a patent pending process. We make better, greener and cheaper materials.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Berkeley, CA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Grow Plastics makes sandwich core structures in bioplastics, letting us use less than half the material of competitive technologies. We have 1/6th the CO2 impact of solid polystyrene packaging, our manufacturing costs are 30% less than solid plastics, and everything we make is compostable. Our first target market is the $17 billion non-cup food packaging market.


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    Michael Alan Waggoner

    Mechanical Engineer turned entrepreneur. Co-inventor of 2 issued patents in expanded plastics, 6 applications currently in process. 8 years experience managing projects with budgets of $250k-$1 million, 3 years experience in business development.

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    Jason Andexler
    Mechanical Engineer

    Mechanical Engineer with 10 years of automation design and experience.

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    Financial Advisor and Investor

    Dave has 25 years experience as a CPA, and has participated as an angel investors in many companies.


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    Gary Kocher, K&L Gates (corp formation). Rick Vershave, Foster Pepper (I.P)
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    Financial/Business Advisors - Innovate Washington