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UC announces its 2021 Startup Innovation Challenge winners

Two UC-affiliated companies that focus on climate change solutions have won the 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge and will each take home a $50,000 prize.

Dr. Kevin Kung, a former fellow with Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road program, won the early-stage competition for Takachar, a startup he co-founded to help small, rural farmers transform their agricultural waste into marketable products rather than burning it.

UC Davis alum Kirin Tsuei was named the winner of the growth-stage contest for Sophie’s BioNutrients, a Singapore-based company that uses fermentation technology to transform microalgae into high-protein food.

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