PRIME Coalition announces 2016 Docket, Anfiro among the 7 selected companies

PRIME Coalition announced today their 2016 Docket, which includes seven companies selected from an investment funnel of over 1,300 early-stage companies. Anfiro is proud to be one of the seven highlighted companies. All of these companies have been identified as important opportunities that can reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Among the selected group, Anfiro is the only water technology company.

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Anfiro nominated for the Global Water Summit's 2015 Tech Idol Award

Anfiro is one of four companies to have been nominated for this year's Technology Idol award, which showcases early-stage desalination technologies. The event is part of GWI's Global Water Summit to be held in Athens, Greece on April 27. Each company will give a presentation of their technology, followed by answering questions from an expert panel. The award is then determined by an audience vote.

We're looking forward to participating in this year's conference, if you're attending and would like to engage, just get in touch!

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Water Desalination Report features article on Anfiro

Here's an excerpt from the article written by Tom Pankratz, full article can be found here, however it requires a subscription to WDR.

"According to CEO Jaime Mateus, Anfiro is developing membranes that maintain the same selectivity and salt rejection of a conventional RO membrane while operating at a flux that is up to ten times higher. ...Dr Mateus, an MIT aerospace engineer, along with Notre Dame Professor Bill Phillip and Purdue Professor Bryan Boudouris, founded the company just a year ago, and they have taken their membrane idea from theory to the lab, where they have demonstrated that they can repeatedly make a reliable product with structured pore sizes. "

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MassChallenge Finalist Anfiro wins $50k prize

Anfiro was one of the $50k award winners at last night's MassChallenge awards ceremony. The top 26 finalists gave a 1-minute pitch of their companies to a packed audience, before the announcement of over $1.75M in equity-free prizes. The event included keynotes from Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt, Governor Deval Patrick, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and Nancy Frates of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. 

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The Boston Herald interviews Anfiro CEO, Jaime Mateus

Excerpt from the Boston Herald:

"A Cambridge-­based MassChallenge finalist is developing technology that can be used to produce clean, affordable water for drinking and for use in multiple industries.
With two professors from Notre Dame and Purdue universities, Anfiro founder and CEO Jaime Mateus is working to create better reverse­-osmosis membranes than are currently available to desalinate water."

 

Full article here.

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Anfiro 1 of 8 Finalists at the 2014 MIT $100K Business Plan Competition

Anfiro was one of the 8 finalists in the 2014 MIT $100K Business Plan Competition. Judges selected the finalists after listening to pitches from a competitive group of 70 semi-finalists. The grand finale, held on May 14th, included pitches from all finalists to a live audience at MIT. While Anfiro was not the grand prize winner, we are proud to be among the finalists and value the experience we received as well as the opportunity to promote the work Anfiro is doing to tackle global freshwater scarcity. More details on the event can be found on this MIT News press release.

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