Spring 2019 News from The Disruptive Factory: Denise Pines and WisePause Lifestyle Summit

It’s been an exciting spring season for The Disruptive Factory (TDF) as we work with our partners and clients to grow and expand their offerings worldwide across different industries. This month, we are delighted to introduce our valued TDF partner and team member Denise Pines, and the incredible work she is doing to transform midlife wellness for women. A longtime community health advocate, media pioneer and award-winning marketer and serial entrepreneur, Pines currently serves as president of the Medical Board of California. In this role, she is making great strides to improve transparency and recently invited patient advocates to the table to discuss the Board’s enforcement efforts, listen to their concerns, Read Full Blog Post >

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Disrupting Our Way into 2019: Reflections From The Disruptive Factory

The Disruptive Factory is growing rapidly, taking on exciting new projects and gearing up for an unforgettable 2019.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what we’ve been up to in the last year, and what’s on the horizon for the next year.  Many of our clients and partners have hit incredible milestones, including our partner BioLargo‘s new acquisition of breakthrough stem cell therapy technology called SkinDiscTM that uses a homogeneous cocktail to generate a cell-rich bio gel that supports the healing of chronic wounds. This new technology has been proven to help salvage of limbs that otherwise may have led to amputation and costly treatments. The Disruptive Factory is hard at work building Read Full Blog Post >

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Houston Biocomputing Startup Cemvita Exa Develops New Way of Storing Data in Protein to Solve Storage Shortage

HOUSTON BIOCOMPUTING STARTUP CEMVITA EXA DEVELOPS NEW WAY OF STORING DATA IN PROTEIN TO SOLVE STORAGE SHORTAGE We’re delighted to share this news from our partner, Cemvita Exa about their technology breakthrough in biology-based solutions for data storage. They’re tackling the world’s rapidly-growing shortage in data storage by converting text data into protein. With conservative estimates suggesting that traditional data storage technologies (such as silicon-based and DNA-based) can only store half of the data generated by 2025, Cemvita Exa’s nature-inspired storage solution is stable at room temperature (similarly to human hair and nails), and does not require the carefully-controlled and energy-intensive storage support required by current methods. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Read Full Blog Post >

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Award Winning Maker of Biobased Baby Toys and Consumer Products Selected for Plug and Play Fall 2018 Accelerator

AWARD WINNING MAKER OF BIOBASED BABY TOYS AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS SELECTED FOR PLUG AND PLAY FALL 2018 ACCELERATOR We’re pleased to share that our partner, Bioserie (a Hong Kong-based maker of sustainable and petrochemical-free bioplastics technology) is participating in the exclusive global Plug and Play innovation network this fall as one of 18 startups from around the world focused on innovating new materials and packaging. Bioserie has the potential to revolutionize the industry with its uniquely sustainable products and dynamic, purposeful vision of creating useful and playful products that help the planet. We are proud to work with the team at Bioserie to develop technology to reduce a carbon footprint. Bioserie products go beyond recycling, Read Full Blog Post >

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Tech leader in UN Sustainable Development Goals expanding to U.S.

  TURNKEY GROUP EXPANDS TO NORTH AMERICA MARKET THROUGH EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DISRUPTIVE FACTORY We’re pleased to share that our partner, Turnkey Group, will expand to the U.S. this fall with their advanced sustainability software and analytics platform supporting global environmental, social and governance factors. Recently, the Turnkey Group CEO, Tony Wines, spoke at the United Nations. At the UN, Mr. Wines shared how to integrate the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into business strategy, also with the help of Turnkey Group’s analytics and reporting technology. Read the full release below, and learn how Turnkey Group helps companies improve their global supply chain sustainability, visibility and transparency. With their solution, companies are then able Read Full Blog Post >

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Earth Day 2018: Ending Plastic Pollution

Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day This year’s theme is “End Plastic Pollution“. Read more here from EarthDay.org > The threat of plastic pollution has never been so alarming. With recent research proving the existence of plastic particles in our food chain; and reports showing massive islands of plastic forming in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean (as recent examples), we have come to a new realization of the environmental damages we continue to cause. Reversing this damage is difficult and will take a long time. Fundamental changes have to be implemented which require comprehensive education and action from ordinary citizens and governments. Extensive research & development, funding, and partnerships Read Full Blog Post >

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These Bold Ideas Aim To Make Plastic Waste A Thing Of The Past

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ben Schiller is a New York staff writer for Fast Company. Previously, he edited a European management magazine and was a reporter in San Francisco, Prague, and Brussels. More Full Cycle Bioplastics is currently working with the Disruptive Factory The winners of a recent contest hosted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation all start with one fundamental concept: We can–and must–replace non-recyclable materials on the market with biodegradable alternatives. When the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched its New Plastics Economy initiative two years ago, it made a dark, headline-grabbing prediction. It said if nothing is done to arrest the rate at which plastic is entering the oceans, those oceans Read Full Blog Post >

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors, the Best of America (93108fund)

Earlier this week, I was in Montecito, Calif., helping a friend raise awareness and money for his community. It was about three weeks after the early morning of Jan. 9 when a sudden rainstorm unleashed devastating early-morning flooding on the coastal community in Santa Barbara County. In minutes, 18 people died and dozens of homes were destroyed. Since then, most of us have returned to our lives. But that’s not the case in Montecito, where the flooding was the second major disaster in months. Late last year, the Thomas Fire, the largest wildlife in California’s history, burned the hills above Montecito, wiping out the trees and vegetation which normally would Read Full Blog Post >

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2 Big Announcements for our new collaborations in support of the United Nations initiatives for good…

Our First Big Announcement… Good Causes Corp in collaboration with The Disruptive Factory is delighted to OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE its partnership with both of these incredible organizations: Impact Leadership 21 and The Foundation for the Support of the United Nations. Our good friend, colleague, and partner-for-good, Janet Salazar, founder and CEO of Impact Leadership 21, has arranged an incredible series of events including a gala evening that are perfect complements to all the events-for-good taking place in and around the (#UN) UN General Assembly on September 22nd, 2017. Our Next Big Announcement… During the series of events at the UN General Assembly, Good Causes Corp will be introducing the first-ever interactive and gamified mobile platform that Read Full Blog Post >

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Welcome to The Disruptive Factory!

We are thrilled to get our website up and running. Our team is very busy working with Good Causes Corp to launch Passport2Good™ with a roll out preview scheduled at the United Nations on September 22st, 2017. Janet Salazar of Impact Leadership 21, a business and thought leader group partnered with the UN, is spearheading this partnership with the UN to engage citizens from around the world, in innovation, and sustainability solutions, in support of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Stay tuned for the great things happening all over the globe with The Disruptive Factory Team and our partners! Cynthia A. Phillips Founder / CEO The Disruptive Factory Read Full Blog Post >

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