NextCycle Michigan Team Showcase

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NextCycle Michigan Team Showcase

A showcase of pitches from entrepreneurs focused on material sustainability from NextCycle Michigan’s Challenge Innovation Track teams.

By NextCycle Michigan

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, April 20 · 9:30am - 5pm EDT


TechTown Detroit / WSU Industry Innovation Center 461 Burroughs Street Detroit, MI 48202

About this event

  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket


NextCycle Michigan will be hosting its third Team Showcase on April 20th at the TechTown Detroit Industry Innovation Center. The Showcase will feature 15 teams pitching their projects as part of the Recycling Innovation Technology (RIT) and Foods, Liquids, & Organic Waste Solutions (FLOWS) Challenge Innovation Tracks. Each team has been split into three pitch groups: Food Waste Solutions, Advanced Materials & Design, and Recycling Processing Innovation. This event will bring teams together with an audience of business, government, non-profit, and investment professionals. Teams will compete for monetary awards while receiving recognition and networking opportunities.

Pitch Groups

Food Waste Systems: Innovators engaging in pivotal partnerships and processes to prevent waste and recapture food scraps to higher and better purposes, feeding people and the land, and reducing harmful greenhouse gases.

Advanced Materials & Design: Inventors working on advanced, novel technologies and materials to accelerate the circular economy through tackling hard issues with creative solutions.

Recycling Processing Innovation: Entrepreneurs filling in critical gaps in Michigan's recycling supply chains by expanding collection, advancing processing capacity and supporting end market development.

About NextCycle Michigan

NextCycle Michigan is a state-wide initiative designed to connect entrepreneurs, companies, organizations, and communities to technical support, financial resources, and capacity building for recycling, recovery, and reuse initiatives.

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Welcome & Keynote Speaker

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Advanced Materials & Design Pitches

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Food Waste Systems Pitches

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Recycling Processing Innovation Pitches

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Networking & Refreshments

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Award Ceremony & Closing Remarks

About the organizer

Organized by
NextCycle Michigan