Sylvatex Wins Spot in Greenstart Accelerator

It's official: Sylvatex is one of only four startups chosen for Greenstart, an innovative cleantech startup accelerator program based in San Francisco.

Sylvatex co-founder Virginia Klausmeier shows San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee a sample of Sylvatex's Smart Diesel

From a field of 129 applicants, Sylvatex was chosen for its ground-breaking Intellectual Property, well-rounded management team, and low capital requirements (i.e. Sylvatex does not require capital-intensive construction in order to succeed).

In addition to an infusion of seed funding, during the course of the three month program, Greenstart will provide Sylvatex with a host of resources and tools. Benefits include office space, mentorship, legal counsel, grant writing assistance, web support, networking opportunities, and prototyping & test space.

Greenstart's ribbon-cutting ceremony drew a tremendous amount of press, and as a result, Sylvatex has been featured in a number of prominent tech and business publications, from the New York Times and SFGate to Fast Company, CNet, and GigaOM. More coverage here and here as well.

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee helps at Greenstart ribbon-cutting