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June 28th, 2017

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Phoenix Business Journal, June 13 2017

How a Mesa startup is using $1.25 million, a Mexican mine and ‘wonder material’ to enhance products

Mesa-based startup Urbix Resources LLC is exploring the many possible uses for “wonder material” graphene.

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Phoenix, AZ. — May 16, 2017 —Phoenix-Based Entrepreneur Ushers in the “Graphene Era” to Packed TEDx Audience

At a TEDx event in Hermosillo, Mexico early in May, Phoenix-based Urbix Resources co-founder and chairman, Nico Cuevas, heralded in the Graphene Age.

“We are entering a new era,” Cuevas told a full and enthusiastic audience at the Auditorio del COBACH. What is coming, Cuevas says, is a “wave of innovation that will allow a social and economic development only comparable to the Industrial Revolution.”

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San Francisco, CA. — February 14, 2017 — Urbix Resources honored with “Business Award” for company with best chance for immediate investment and commercialization.

Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open
Finalists Win Top Honors at Cleantech Week
Crystal Clear Technologies wins water track, places in top four; Urbix Resources and Big Blue Technologies also receive awards.
All three Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open Regional Finalist teams received recognition at the Cleantech Open Global Forum as part of Cleantech Week on Thursday, February 9th. Crystal Clear Technologies, led by Ron Epperson, was named the winner of the Water track. Urbix Resources (Adam Small) and Big Blue Technologies (Aaron Palumbo) also earned awards for ‘Best Business Model’ and ‘Most Impact’, respectively. All three teams were competing with the top emerging environmental and energy technology firms throughout the nation for the National Grand Prize worth $100,000 in investment and in-kind services.
We are thrilled by the success that Ron, Adam and Aaron were able to achieve at the Global Forum. Their award-winning companies are a testament to the hard work and dedication they demonstrated throughout the 6-month accelerator, and we’re excited to see them continue to grow as alumni of RMCTO” said Brian Oehler, Director, Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open.
More than 300 people attended the event, including entrepreneurs, business leaders and public officials. The speaking program featured Ashley Grosh, Vice President and Manager of Strategic Environmental Philanthropy for Wells Fargo; Holmes Hummel, Clean Energy Works Founder; Andrew Chung, 1955 Capital Founder & Managing Partner; Ryan Popple, President & CEO of Proterra Inc; Danny Kennedy, Managing Director at CalCEF, and many more.
The 2016 program is now closed and the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open accelerator is proud to announce its graduating class of 13 companies, including seven from Colorado and three each from Arizona and Utah. The 2016 graduates are: Agua Inc (CO), Big Blue Technologies (CO), Commute Matters (CO), Crystal Clear Technologies (AZ), Global Village Power (CO), Helios Products (UT), iLumens (UT), InCycle Water (AZ), Larix Chemical Science (CO), nanoMetallix (CO), Reef Life Restoration (UT), Urbix Resources (AZ), and Wave Solar Technologies (CO).

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Denver – October 27, 2016 – Urbix Resources named Finalist in 2016 Cleantech Open for its innovation and development of graphite purification and graphene exfoliation.

Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open Announces Three Finalists

The Worlds largest Cleantech accelerator selects regional finalists to present at 2016 Global Forum
The Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open officially announces the 2016 accelerator finalists, who will represent the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open region at the national Cleantech Open Global Forum in February. The 2016 winners are Big Blue Technologies, Crystal Clear Technologies and Urbix Resources. These finalists were selected from a group of 12 startup companies from Colorado, Utah and Arizona.
The three finalists will go on to compete for $200,000 in investment and in-kind services at the Global Forum, to be held in February in San Francisco.
The three finalists, and really all of this year’s companies, have a bright future ahead of them,” said Brian Oehler, Director of the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open. “They have come a long way during their time with CTO, and they’ve developed some lifelong connections that they can continue to draw on in the months leading up to the Global Forum and as alumni.
The finalists were announced Wednesday afternoon at the Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration in downtown Denver. The two-day event convened over 400 regional innovators and influencers from across the Rocky Mountain business community, led by thought leaders from the following groups: Impact Finance Center, Rockies Venture Club, High Altitude Investors, Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners, Innosphere, Colorado Association of Advanced Manufacturing, Rocky Mountain Institute/Carbon War Room, Colorado Cleantech Community, and University of Denver Daniels College of Business Entrepreneurship.
The announcement also represents the formal culmination of the rigorous six-month accelerator program. All Cleantech Open program graduates are invited to attend the Global Forum in February, offering entrepreneurs valuable connections to investors, partners and prospective customers as they scale their diverse cleantech businesses.

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