Company Worth Watching: An Interview with Gavin McIntyre of Ecovative Design

By | May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

It’s often said that it’s important to work smarter, not harder. Ecovative Design, a company we have had the pleasure of working with, is doing both. The company has developed [...]

Larta Alumnus Opus 12 Featured in the New York Times

By | May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Opus 12, a standout alumnus of Larta’s NSF-CAP and current participant in Larta’s energy innovation program, DOE-CAP, was featured last Thursday in the New York Times. We previously covered Opus 12’s [...]

Company Worth Watching: Blue Forest Conservation

By | April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

With wildfires and drought increasingly threatening the western United States, it’s easy to wonder: how can we preserve America’s forests? Blue Forest Conservation (BFC), a current Larta USDA CAP company, [...]

Earth Day Podcast with Litterati: Crowdsourcing for a Litter-Free World

By | April 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

How can you do your part on Earth Day? We tackle that question on our special Earth Day podcast with Litterati, an app for users to identify, collect, and geotag [...]

Company Worth Watching: Stand2Learn Acquired by VariDesk

By | March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Stand2Learn, a current participant in Larta’s NIH Commercialization Accelerator Program (CAP) and a pioneer in the research and development of standing desks for K-12 students, was acquired by VeriDesk. Today, [...]

Companies Worth Watching: Lucigen acquired by LGC

By | March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

“Simplifying Genomics.” In 1998, David Mead founded Lucigen as a spinoff from Promega.  The idea, simple yet potentially disruptive was to develop a diagnostic technology to quickly test people for [...]

How to be Competitive as a Startup: A Case Study of Mango Materials

By | February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Meet Mango Materials: a woman-founded, woman-led startup launched under IP protection from Stanford University. Mango Materials takes waste methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases, and turns the gas [...]