Y-Carbon Named a Top Innovator Winner

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Award Recognizes Cutting Edge Private Companies Driving the Future of Innovation

Y-Carbon is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a winner of the annual New York Venture Summit Top Innovator Award by youngStartup Ventures. This award recognizes those that play a leading role in innovation for the Technology, Life Sciences and Clean-tech sectors.

James Horan, Chief Executive Officer of Y-Carbon, Inc., will present the company at the exclusive 2010 New York Venture Summit on June 17th at The Hotel Penn in New York City, where a select group of 450 entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate developers will gather to be the first to meet this next wave of leading edge companies.

Y-Carbon is excited and honored to be in this very elite group of youngStartup Ventures. Y-Carbon's proprietary Tunable Nanoporous Carbon technology is built on a family of new nanoscale materials initially developed at Drexel University. Y-Carbon is a post-revenue company and is actively looking for Round A financing. To date, Y-Carbon has been built from non-diluting grant revenue and sales to selected partners.

Honoring the Best
To honor the youngStartup Ventures Top Innovator recipients, youngStartup Ventures has invited their CEOs and founders to present at The New York Venture Summit, a forum for the most exciting early stage and emerging growth companies, and to share their insights on the future of innovation, and the entrepreneurial journey. Held at The Hotel Penn in New York City, this intimate, invitation-only conference is the premier venue for today's promising startups. For more information on the summit visit: http://www.youngstartup.com/newyork2010/overview.php

About Y-Carbon, Inc.
Y-Carbon is an award (2009 R&D 100, MIT's TR35) winning materials manufacturing company which has obtained broad and exclusive rights to intellectual property related to tunable nanoporous carbon, a unique high-precision nanomaterial with a large pore volume and a high specific surface area. Y-Carbon, Inc. operates its corporate headquarters and research labs in King of Prussia, PA, and a manufacturing facility in Bristol, PA. Y-Carbon's products provide the world with clean energy, safe drinking water, and improved health care. Y-Carbon is a portfolio company of Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center and The Nanotechnology Institute of Ben Franklin Technology Partners.


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