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ThruPore Technologies, Inc.

Submitted by: Franchessa Sayler
Business Website: http://www.thrupore.com
State: Delaware
City: New Castle

Business Description

Innovative materials company, focusing on 1st product being a chemical catalyst (used in large pertrochemical processes & reactions)

What makes your business one of the best small businesses in your community?

We are an innovative high technology startup that will help to show our community - a large population of corporate chemical researchers and executives from struggling DuPont - what entrepreneurship is all about. We have just launched the company's 1st commercial product, and are bringing back chemical manufacturing to the US from Indonesia and India! The reason we will be successful, and (eventually) hire hundreds of people is because of our innovative spirit and roots. The photo shows a microscopic view of our unique material. This picture is compelling if you are the chemical or catalyst industry, as our highly porous structure enables many technical benefits which translates into better, faster, lower cost reactions.

The following responses will be considered in judging for a SCORE Award.

How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?

Helped with priority-setting, decision-making, and overall management development.

Please describe the specific ways that your business has been successful and how it will grow in the next year.

The chemical industry is a mature sector, meaning that "trust" is a requirement for doing business. "Trust" takes a long time to build, and as such, involves long sales cycles. We have been building out our technology and also building trust with a small number of larger co.'s. We've raised our 1st outside round of funding and we will use it primarily for lead generation - developing new prospects. At the end of 2018 we expect to increase leads five-fold and close 3 significant pilot projects.
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