Carbo Analytics earns NREL's Outstanding Venture 2012 award
Monday October 29, 2012
FORT COLLINS - Carbo Analytics LLC was named the "Outstanding Venture 2012" at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's 25th Annual Industry Growth Forum in Denver.
Thirty competitively selected presenters competed at the two-day forum held Oct. 23-24.
"Nationally, this is the highest award profile startup company forum in the clean energy space," said Dale Willard, Carbo Analytics' founder and president.
"Just having the opportunity to present was an honor, but receiving the award provides evidence investors believe we are building a solid company with the proper focus."
Fort Collins-based Carbo Analytics licenses a CSU lab-on-a-chip technology that makes sugar analysis simple and fast for sugar-related industries.
"We're pleased that Carbo Analytics has been recognized at this forum - in front of a room of their peers," said Todd Headley, president of CSU Ventures.
Carbo Analytics is both a tenant of CSU's Research Innovation Center and a nonresident client of Rocky Mountain Innosphere.
"For Dale and Carbo Analytics to receive this award at the premier event for clean energy startups is very significant," said Mike Freeman, RMI's CEO. "The company has a lot of potential and we look forward to their future success."
This year's NREL forum attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and policy makers from across the nation.