Inc. Magazine’s 2016 Best Industries Report Features FFVC Startup BioMason

This article – part of Inc.’s 2016 Best Industries report – focuses on BioMason, the building-materials startup that makes bricks and masonry from scratch without the need for heat. While traditional brick-making requires blasting clay in kilns at 2,000 degrees for several days, releasing massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, BioMason injects sand with microorganisms to initiate a process like the one that creates coral. The technique takes four days, and when complete, the bricks are strong enough for use in houses, commercial buildings and other structures. […]

February 1st, 2016|

FFVC Alumni bioMASON Featured on CNN Money

bioMASON, an FFVC alumni company, was profiled in a recent article by CNN Money entitled "5 startups that are reimagining the world." The story, which highlights 5 different [...]

February 19th, 2015|

First Flight Alum bioMASON Profiled in ExitEvent

First Flight Venture Center alumni bioMASON can't stop racking up great press. The latest solid article on Ginger Dosier and the bioMASON crew comes from ExitEvent, which [...]

November 11th, 2014|

Growing Bricks is Good Business and Good for the Planet

More than 1 trillion traditional bricks are produced in the world yearly, emitting an estimate 800 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmostphere.  FFVC [...]

September 3rd, 2014|

FFVC Alumni bioMason Featured in News & Observer

A bioMason brick is created by bacteria – not an oven – over a five-day process. Company CEO Ginger Krieg Dosier said the bricks, like conventional bricks, have a mineral smell. […]

January 20th, 2014|

bioMason Nabs Top Prize at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Challenge Prize

First Flight client BioMason once again snagged top honors at  the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge in NYC last week for manufacturing its brick products, which have a lower emissions profile because they are grown instead of fired. […]

November 20th, 2013|

Schwab, bioMason, Neuse River grab nominations – WRAL TechWire Full Steam Ahead Awards

WRALTechWire will host its second “Full Steam Ahead Awards” celebration on Oct. 24 at the Full Steam Brewery in Durham. Ten individual leaders and five companies will be honored at the free event. We also will be recognizing several life-time achievement winners. Save the date! […]

October 17th, 2013|

bioMason Wins EUR 500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

This is the largest annual worldwide competition for sustainable entrepreneurs who can instigate change. The challenge is looking for products or services that combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity. […]

September 16th, 2013|

bioMason to Pitch Richard Branson Sept. 12 – 17

bioMASON has been selected as a finalist in the Post Code Lottery Green Challenge and will pitch to Richard Branson Sept 12-17th in Amsterdam. There are 5 [...]

September 2nd, 2013|

BioMason, Nova Synthetix and BaseTrace Receive Inception Loans

Three clients at First Flight Venture Center have been awarded Company Inception Loans (CIL) from the NC Biotechnology Center. […]

June 13th, 2013|