Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Idaho Falls company presenting at Utah investors' conference

BiologiQ, an Idaho Falls company that has invented a way to make potato starch waste biodegradable plastic resin pellets, will be one of two Idaho companies presenting Thursday at the Wayne Brown Institute’s Investors Choice Conference in Midway, Utah.

All of the company’s products, which are used in everything from bags and bottles to cutlery, are competitive with products made from petro-chemicals. The starch comes from potato processing plants in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Zions Bank is the founding sponsor of the conference. Additional principal sponsors include the law firm Ballard Spahr LLP, Tanner LLC, the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Utah Division of Securities.

The Wayne Brown Institute is America's oldest and most successful non-profit venture accelerator. To date, more than 800 groundbreaking high tech companies have presented in a WBI program; 70% have participated in financial transactions totaling more than $8.5 billion in private equity, accounting for nearly 1 percent of venture capital deal flow in the United States.

”Last spring, Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson encouraged our board and the team at The Wayne Brown Institute to set up an office in Boise," said Brad Bertoch, president and CEO of the Wayne Brown Institute.  "Scott's vision paid off immediately this year with GenZ Technology, BiologiQ, Inc. We have three more presenting companies from Idaho, plus companies from surrounding states."