Neuvokas Semi-Finalist at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

For the third year in a row, Neuvokas Corporation was selected as a semifinalist at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC).  On November 4th, at 2:20 pm company founder and CEO, Erik Kiilunen will pitch Neuvokas to a panel of judges at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit, MI. The winner of AMIC’s “Shark-Tank” style competition is eligible for up to $500,000 in cash and prizes. “Not only is this an opportunity to bring home some cash” says Mr. Killunen, “but it's a amazing chance to let the rest of the world know the significant things we’re doing up here in the UP.”

Held November 4th and 5th at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit, MI, AMIC is an international business competition celebrating its sixth year of connecting later-stage entrepreneurial companies with national and international investors. The competition showcases the best and brightest businesses to the investment community in order to foster engagement and economic growth.

Founded in 2012,Neuvokas Corporation is an Ahmeek, MI based company that manufactures and distributes FRP rebar made from basalt fiber (BFRP). Distributed under the GatorBar™ brand Neuvokas’ BFRP is seven times lighter than steel, is non-corrosive and sells for the same price as its steel counterpart.

Gatorbar & DPR Construction

Brandon Liming

General Superintendent, DPR Construction

“With #3 GatorBar we were able to make guide pins to help us place our forms more accurately, while eliminating the concern about corrosion.  The pins will be close to the outside of the wall, and in a corrosive marine environment, like Galveston, it’s nice to have this option.”