Neuvokas Takes Home “People’s Choice” Award at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

Ahmeek, MI – November 5, 2015 - Neuvokas Corporation was selected as one of 10 finalists at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC). On the strength of company founder and CEO, Erik Kiilunen presentation the day before, Neuvokas earned the right to present in the event’s final showcase. Neuvokas’ proved to be the crowd favorite and was awarded the “Peoples Choice” prize good for $10,000.

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 50 (from over 250 applicants) of 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.”