Fruits of our Labor

Triangle consulting businesses thrive in trillion-dollar service sector

The Raleigh News & Observer just wrote a great feature piece on Sustainable Industrial Solutions (SIS), one of Acorn Innovestment’s portfolio companies, and how SIS in one of the top 10 fastest-growing service industries helping manufacturing firms to monitor and improve their energy efficiency.

bioMASON Wins First Ever Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Prize

Acorn Innovestments is proud to announce the latest success of their portfolio company, bioMASON, and their recent win of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Prize. This follows on the heels of bioMASON’s recent win of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. Check out the press release!

WasteZero to City of Raleigh: We can help you

Reposted from the Triangle Business Journal: WasteZero, the Raleigh-based, pay-as-you-throw trash metering service, serves 800 municipalities across the country, but Raleigh is not one of them. During the October Raleigh City Council meeting, Mayor Nancy McFarlane asked staff to take a look at alternatives to reduce the amount of waste that goes into the landfill.

Raleigh’s WasteZero plans $3M expansion in S.C.

Raleigh-based WasteZero, a municipal waste reduction company, plans to invest $3.1 million in a manufacturing plant expansion in Williamsburg County, S.C. WasteZero plans to add 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space at an existing plant in Hemingway, which serves as the company’s sole manufacturing plant. The company expects to complete the expansion by the end

Tethis wins $10,000 Regional Startup Competition and advances to Silicon Valley

Five cleantech startups were named finalists at the 2013 Southeast Region Finals of the Cleantech Open, the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. The five finalist companies were selected from among 20 companies founded by innovative cleantech entrepreneurs that entered the Southeast regional accelerator of the Cleantech Open this year. Tampa, Fla.-based, Trash 2 Cash Energy, received

CED Entrepreneur Speaker Series featuring Ginger Krieg Dosier, CEO of bioMASON

CED is introducing a new monthly speaker series for 2013-14. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn directly from their peers, each speaker offering three to five specific ideas that can positively impact the bottom line. We’re very excited that Ginger Dosier, CEO of bioMASON (one of our portfolio companies), will be the first to

Durham Part of New Google Tech Hub Network

Have you heard the news about Durham, NC becoming part of the new Google Tech Hub Network? SIS co-founder Mason Weems was interviewed by WRAL about the new deal.

What is ISO 50001?

Learn more about what ISO 50001 and why it matters with SIS’ latest blog post series on energy efficiency: watts holding you back?