Forbes 30 Under 30 List Recognizes LAUNCH Alumni

January 09, 2015

Forbes has announced their 30 Under 30 list which features a pair of LAUNCH innovators from past challenges. Eben Bayer, 29 and Gavin McIntyre, 29 are recognized on the Forbes list for their work using mycelium to create mushroom-materials through their firm Ecovative. Ecovative’s technology resolves critical concerns for waste, energy, and consumer health. The products are a completely biodegradable replacement for polystyrene, packing material or insulation. They can withstand heat, stress and exposure to water, yet be composted in your back garden. Sam Harrington presented on behalf of Ecovative at our LAUNCH System Challenge: Fabrics Forum in 2014. Also featured on the Forbes list is Kiah Williams from SIRUM. SIRUM’s online platform connects unopened, unexpired medicines from health facilities, manufacturers and wholesalers with the needs of patients in safety-net clinics and coordinates all of a donation’s logistics including itemized drug manifests, tracking and shipping. SIRUM was chosen as a LAUNCH: Beyond Waste innovator in 2013. LAUNCH congratulates the Ecovative and SIRUM team members for their hard work and accomplishments leading to their placements on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.