Turning Food Waste back into Food

Rise Products is a green startup that uses its patent-pending technology to convert organic byproducts into healthy and tasty ingredients

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What is the Name of Your Organization?

RISE Products Inc.

What is The Mission of Your Organization?

Brewer's Spent Grain is the main byproduct of the brewing process and is rich in fiber and protein. Every year 42 million tons of this leftover barley is being discarded worldwide. We're upcycling the grain into nutritious ingredients. We aim to offer a path for our partners to become zero waste businesses as well as reducing their operational costs and contributing to more circular production models. Our technology is accessible, efficient and can be easily adapted for other waste streams.

What is The Month and Year of The Founding of Your Venture?

January 2017

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What is The First and Last Name of Your Organization's Representative for The Challenge?

Ashwin Goutham Gopi

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  • Growth (have moved past the very first activities; working towards the next level of expansion)
  • Scaling (expanding impact to many new places or in many new ways)

Please Select Your Organization's Focus Track (Select all That Apply)

  • Sustainable Economies
  • Food, Water, & Waste

Please Select Which of The Following Types of Innovations Best Characterize Your Work (Select all That Apply)

  • Product innovation (Introduction of a good or service or improvements made to existing products)
  • Process innovation (execution of a new or considerably improved production or delivery method)

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