BOOST is a platform for early-stage entrepreneurs with innovative products and services to provide sustainable change in the Midwest. BOOST 2020 was a virtual showcase, welcoming hundreds of supporters to participate in selecting this year’s winners. BOOST is hosted by the Delta Emerging Leaders, the official associate board of Delta Institute. Thank you to all of this year’s finalists, including Chicago Environmental Educators, Dynamhex, Mycocycle, and Zumwalt Acres!
Join us again at the next BOOST in November 2021!
To watch the full BOOST 2020 presentation, including pitches from all four of this year’s finalists, enjoy the recording below on our YouTube channel.
BOOST 2020 finalists include:
- Chicago Environmental Educators: The purpose of this group is to create a supportive network for Chicago educators who teach science and environmental science in the formal classroom setting. The mission is to share scientific resources while addressing environmental justice issues in the community.
- Dynamhex.: Dynamhex helps communities quickly measure their total carbon footprint and devise solutions and empower climate action to reduce emissions over time.
- Mycocycle: Got trash? Mycocycle has trained mushrooms to eat asphalt and other toxic materials: diverting from landfill and creating post-use opportunities.
- Zumwalt Acres: Zumwalt Acres is a regenerative agriculture initiative in Sheldon, IL dedicated to restoring the soil and combating climate change. They focus on agroforestry, biochar, and natural soil amendments to develop a cost-effective, replicable, and carbon-negative model farm.