mOasis named finalist in Thrive Accelerator Program. Earns top-10 spot in prestigious AgTech program.
Company’s technology pitch earns top-10 spot in prestigious Q1 accelerator program supported by industry-leading organizations.
Union City, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2015
mOasis (www.mOasisGel.com), creator of the groundbreaking Aquamer™ technology for improving soil moisture efficiency and increasing crop yields was recently named as one of the ten most innovative emerging companies in AgTech from over 40 companies worldwide, during the SVG/Forbes Thrive Accelerator Seed Camp in December.
During January and February, mOasis and nine other finalists will participate in the Thrive Accelerator Program, to be held in Salinas, California, leading to funding and deployment through a top AgTech company for the winning companies.
The successful pitch from mOasis was judged by top industry experts from the Western Growers Association, Taylor Farms, Forbes, Smith Group, and Verizon. Individuals from these companies will be working as mentors with mOasis during the Thrive Accelerator Program through early March 2015.
Steve Hartmeier, CEO of mOasis, commented, “We are pleased that mOasis is moving on to participate in the Thrive Accelerator Program. Our BountiGel™ products, which incorporate the Aquamer technology, have been very well received and demonstrate results in terms of saving water and increasing yields– particularly where water supplies are limited and where preserving soil moisture is essential. We’re really looking forward to working with the expert mentors over the next two months, leading up to the Demo Day in early March.”
The ten Accelerator finalists will conclude their experience at the Demo Day on March 4 and participation during the SVG/Forbes Reinventing America AgTech Summit on July 8 and 9, 2015, including a chance to compete for funding and deployment of their technology at one of the industry’s top companies.
Based in Union City, CA, mOasis specializes in the application of science to create innovative products which address current challenges in agriculture. Through advanced, proprietary chemistry incorporated into the Company’s Aquamer™ technology, the Company manufactures BountiGel™ a non¬‐toxic soil additive that allows growers to optimize water resources for maximized crop yields and water conservation. BountiGel holds excess water near the seeds or roots and releases it as soil dries resulting in less plant stress and significantly higher crop yields while reducing water needs. The company is also exploring broader applications of the technology into seed treatments, soil erosion solutions, and municipal and consumer applications. The company’s vision is to promote economic and environmental sustainability anywhere water is used globally. For more information, please visit http://www.mOasisGel.com
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements (including without limitation the quotations from our CEO, Chairman and management) concerning mOasis’ future management, strategic plans, growth opportunities and performance. Risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the results predicted. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, competitive developments, the impact of management and organizational changes, the implementation and results of any strategic plans as well as mOasis’ ongoing product development, strategic and cost initiatives.
Steven R Hartmeier
Chief Executive Officer