Celebrating Innovation in the Chicago Region
BOLINGBROOK, Ill, July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mycocycle, Inc., a leader in using mycoremediation to process toxins out of waste, joined fellow winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Chicago region's foremost annual celebration of innovation, in New York City on Friday, July 15 to ring the Closing Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market. The event emphasized the surge of innovation that is occurring in the Chicago region and shined a spotlight on the organizations that make up its vibrant economy.
"Chicago Innovation Award winners cut across all industries and represent the best in new product and service development from large companies, startups and non-profits," said Luke Tanen, President and CEO of Chicago Innovation. "Their winning innovations are solving a range of unmet needs in the marketplace, and we're proud to celebrate their successes on a global stage by ringing the Nasdaq Bell."
Joanne Rodriguez, Mycocycle CEO, said, "It was an honor to be able to participate in ringing the Closing Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market alongside peer companies who are also creating innovative solutions in the Chicago area."
Joining Mycocycle were other winners of the 2021 Chicago Innovation Awards. The full list of 2021 winners includes ADA Practice Transitions, ClearCover, Chicago Furniture Bank, Chicago Help Initiative, CoinFlip, Dental Smart Mirror, Equal Opportunity Book Box, Forty Acres Fresh Market, Halo Investing, Kranze Technology Solutions, Mycocycle, Nature's Fynd, New Era ADR, OjaExpress, ReloShare, Rheaply, Songfinch, TechRise by P33, Tempus, TERA-print, and US Foods.
Mycocycle, Inc. was founded in October 2018. It is a woman-owned, early stage cleantech company using mycoremediation to process toxins out of waste. Mycocycle was one-of-seventeen companies worldwide selected to The Circulars Accelerator in 2022 through the World Economic Forum and Accenture, was selected as a 2022 Argonne National Labs' Chain Reaction Innovations Cohort, was the winner of the 2021 1871 Momentum Awards as an Industry Disrupter and Chicago Innovation "Up and Comer" Award, recognized as a Finalist in FastCompany's "2021 World Changing Ideas" Awards issue, recognized as a Forbes "Next1000" Entrepreneur and Energy+Environment Top 100 Leader, selected as a Top 100 Global Deeptech Pioneer by Hello Tomorrow, and a 2020 Innovation selection in the EPA's Innovation and America Recycle's Fair. For more information visit http://www.mycocycle.com.
About Chicago Innovation
Chicago Innovation, established in 2002, has grown from a single awards ceremony to a year-round series of events and programs to educate, connect and celebrate innovators in the Chicago region. Chicago Innovation's vision is to solidify the Chicago region as a global leader in innovation and ensure that innovation is for everyone. In addition to running the annual Chicago Innovation Awards to highlight the most innovative new products and services across industries in the Chicago region, the organization's expansion has included:
- The Women Mentoring Co-op to support female innovators
- The Chicago Student Invention Convention to inspire innovation and creative problem-solving in Chicago's K-8th grade students
- Ageless Innovators, an intergenerational co-mentoring program
- The Ladder to support Black and Latine innovators
For more information, visit http://www.chicagoinnovation.com.
Karen Edwards, Mycocycle, 7173180569, [email protected]