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OCTOBER 21, 2010

Announcement of The Yoshiyama Entrepreneurs!

We’re  happy to announce  the 2010 Hitachi Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs winners. And the winner’s are:

 BTTR Ventures– A 100% sustainable, for-profit urban mushroom farm founded in Berkeley, CA. The farm grows gourmet mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds from a leading national coffeehouse chain diverting more than 7000 lbs a week from the landfill.

GTECH – A Pittsburgh-based non-profit social enterprise dedicated to fostering community and growing the green economy by repurposing neglected land.

 Hot Bread Kitchen – An artisan bakery in Brooklyn, NY that offers a unique line of multi-ethnic breads.

The Intersect Fund– A New Brunswick, NJ-based non-profit organization that empowers low-income entrepreneurs to start businesses, build assts, generate income, and spark change in their communities

 La Cocina– A full-service, shared use commercial kitchen and micro-enterprise business incubator serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Re:char– A renewable energy company in Austin, TX that designs and builds low-cost, carbon-negative bioenergy plants for low-income agricultural or forestry communities across the United States.

 IC is so proud of these wonderful young entrepreneurs and the change they are sparking within their communities. We look forward to working closely with our partner, Hitachi, and welcoming them to  our Fall 2010 Venture Fair, “Values with Velocity”,Nov 10th2010.To read more about The Hitachi Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneurs winners please click here.