LaneAxis Raises $1 Million in 16 Days for Blockchain-Powered Direct Freight Network

LaneAxis Network & FreightVISION

LaneAxis Network & FreightVISION

AXIS Token

AXIS Token

Trucking logistics pioneer well ahead of last year’s fundraising pace – with sights set on $5 million

The groundswell of support we’ve received adds fuel to our fire, and also accelerates the implementation and adoption of this long overdue direct network.”

— Rick Burnett, LaneAxis Founder & CEO

ORANGE COUNTY, CA, USA, March 31, 2021 / — Sometimes the sequel is better than the original. So it is with LaneAxis, Inc., which today eclipsed the $1 million mark in its Regulation Crowdfund raise (Reg. CF) on StartEngine. LaneAxis reached the $1 million milestone just 16 days into its current campaign. In 2020, LaneAxis raised $1.07 million (the maximum allowed at the time) in approximately three months. That campaign closed out ahead of schedule – with hundreds of hungry investors left on the waitlist.

“Last year we launched our fundraising campaign just as the global pandemic enveloped the globe,” says Rick Burnett, LaneAxis Founder & CEO. “At the time, we anticipated a challenging road ahead given the circumstances. But as it turned out, the circumstances that unfolded – particularly the run on staples such as toilet paper and cleaning products – exposed major fractures and flaws in freight transportation. The LaneAxis Direct Freight Network emerged as a game-changing solution that could dramatically help mitigate such supply chain crises. As public awareness of the LaneAxis solution grew, our momentum began to take on a life of its own – and a year later that momentum continues at full speed.”

LaneAxis is not only benefiting from a fast start in its current campaign, but also from rules changes to Reg. CF raises that took effect in January. Most notably, the SEC boosted the fundraising cap from $1.07 million to $5 million, and also increased the amount certain non-accredited investors can contribute.

Since the close of its initial StartEngine campaign, LaneAxis successfully launched the Direct Freight Network, on-boarding hundreds of new carriers who have been clamoring for a broker-free platform. Freight Brokers routinely consume anywhere from 15 to 50% in commissions, money that is essentially siphoned away from small “mom and pop” trucking companies – which represent about 97% of the industry. LaneAxis is the first “Brokerless” network in the U.S. freight sector, empowering shippers and carriers to connect and do business directly with each other.

LaneAxis has also stepped up its offering by integrating blockchain technology powered by the AXIS token into its platform. All network and shipment data will be stored on a public/private blockchain built on the Ethereum protocol. Among its numerous benefits, the LaneAxis blockchain’s immutable ledger will ensure total transparency, data integrity, and end-to-end chain of custody. Artificial Intelligence will quantify and process this data for myriad uses for all industry players. Critically, AI will also utilize the blockchain-stored data to find available capacity when and where shippers need it most – helping eliminate 20 billion+ empty truck miles per year. AXIS tokens will serve as API keys to access the blockchain and the valuable data contained therein.

“We’re obviously thrilled with the direction and momentum we’ve reached at this stage,” added Burnett. “But the hard work of building out the direct network and blockchain protocol continues. The groundswell of support we’ve received adds fuel to our fire, and also accelerates the implementation and adoption of this long overdue direct network.”

Visit to learn more about the LaneAxis platform and Reg. CF campaign.

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Cladding Solutions for Commercial Kitchens: Moisture Resistant Wall Panels from Interstate Plastics

UtiLite Ceiling Panels in a Laboratory.

UtiLite Ceiling Panels in a Laboratory.

UtiLite Ceiling Panels in a Carwash.

UtiLite Ceiling Panels in a Carwash.

Utilite Ceiling Panels in a Fire Station.

Utilite Ceiling Panels in a Fire Station.

Interstate Plastics now offers UtiLite™, a rot, corrosion, and moisture-resistant decorative interlocking wall and ceiling panel.

UtiLite™ can be used anywhere that moisture-resistant panels are needed. They're attractive panels and maintain their high-quality look and feel, even when repeatedly cleaned with harsh chemicals.”

— Christopher Isar

SACRAMENTO, CA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Commercial kitchens are high traffic areas: the risk of spills, wall splatters, and general accidents involving liquids is ever-present, necessitating the use of wall panels that resist stains, rot, and corrosion. For complete coverage against moisture, rot, and corrosion, Interstate Plastics now offers UtiLite™, a completely moisture-resistant interlocking wall and ceiling solution that can also serve as a smooth, decorative kitchen wall panel.

UtiLite™ moisture-resistant wall panels, built around a polypropylene copolymer corrugated plastic core, are lightweight and durable. 100% moisture-resistant UtiLite™ panels do not rot or corrode, making them easy to clean with even the harshest cleaning solutions. These panels have tongue and groove edges that interlock for a smooth, near-seamless appearance when installed. They can be installed very quickly, either vertically or horizontally, directly to studs or substrate, making installation of UtiLite™ a simple process. UtiLite™ panels also reflect 92% of light to keep rooms brightly lit, critical for inspection processes and industrial kitchens. These cost-effective interlocking wall tiles and panels are USDA and FDA compliant and have a Class A fire rating, a must for any commercial kitchen environment.

In addition to commercial kitchens, UtiLite™ can be used anywhere that moisture resistant panels are needed, including for the walls and ceilings of car wash facilities, locker rooms, dairy facilities, food processing plants, medical exam rooms, and laboratories. UtiLite™ has been installed in veterinary clinics, pharmaceutical plants, marine facilities, grow rooms, and even clean rooms.

UtiLite™ is white with a smooth finish. To learn more about UtiLite™ interlocking wall panels and other wall or ceiling cladding solutions for kitchens or businesses, call the experts at Interstate Plastics at (888) 768-5759.

Interstate Plastics is a full-line distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube, bar, film, and profiles, as well as plastic accessories, tools, and care products. With 10 locations nationwide and an online sales and support team, Interstate Plastics provides full sheets and pallets, simple cut-to-size service, and complex CNC manufacturing. Interstate Plastics is known for its reputation of selling high-quality products, providing excellent customer service, and superior technical support. All of our products and services are available using the safe, secure, and convenient purchasing system on the Interstate Plastics website. For instant help, we're always just a phone call away at (888) 768-5759.

Stephen Sowinski
Interstate Plastics
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Construction Milestone Achieved for 1 Hotel Nashville and Embassy Suites Nashville Towers Across from Music City Center

The dual-brand hotel towers feature an 18-story 1 Hotel, Starwood Capital's award-winning, eco-conscious, luxury lifestyle brand hotel and a 30-story Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel tower.

Affiliates of Starwood Capital Group, Crescent Real Estate LLC, and High Street Real Estate Partners “topped off” dual hotel towers under construction on a 1.3-acre parcel of land directly across from Nashville’s Music City Center.

The dual-branded development will total 721 rooms with more than 32,200 square feet of meeting space (including pre-function space). It features an 18-story 1 Hotel with 215 rooms and a 30-story Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel tower featuring 506 rooms.

Affiliates of Starwood Capital Group, Crescent Real Estate LLC, and High Street Real Estate Partners celebrate a topping off of dual hotel towers under construction directly across from Nashville’s 2.1 million-square-foot Music City Center.

The distinctive design concept and inimitable Nashville location inspires us because it will appeal to business, recreational, and family travelers”

— Joseph Pitchford, managing director of Crescent

NASHVILLE, TN, US, March 31, 2021 / — Affiliates of Starwood Capital Group, Crescent Real Estate LLC, and High Street Real Estate Partners today announced that they have topped off dual hotel towers under construction on a 1.3-acre parcel of land directly across from Nashville’s Music City Center, a $625 million convention center. The hotel design includes a common podium with two hotel towers connected by a four-story lobby, conference area, public restaurant, and retail space, including outdoor street-level public dining and rooftop bars.

The Partnership celebrated construction progress with a topping-out ceremony of the concrete structure on February 24, 2021. The hotels, located on the corner of Demonbreun Street and 7th Avenue South, are expected to open at the end of the year.

The dual-branded development will total 721 rooms with more than 32,200 square feet of meeting space (including pre-function space) and include:
• An 18-story 1 Hotel, Starwood Capital's award-winning, eco-conscious, luxury lifestyle brand hotel, featuring 215 rooms with a holistic spa, as well as a rooftop bar and event deck area.
A 30-story Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel tower, featuring 506 rooms and a rooftop swimming pool, bar, and event space.

True to its eco-friendly philosophy, 1 Hotel will feature exterior and interior walls covered with live vegetation and plants. Both hotels will support a healthy lifestyle with fitness centers.

“Nashville is a rapidly growing and top travel destination and an exciting location for Starwood Capital to introduce the 1 Hotel brand and continue our successful hospitality industry investment strategy,” said Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Chairman and CEO. “Nashville’s natural beauty provides a wonderful setting for 1 Hotel brand’s celebration of nature with green open spaces bathed in natural light. Sustaining nature is consistent with our company’s eco-conscious investment philosophy.”

The two-hotel development is a unique hospitality model intended to appeal to business and family travelers and take advantage of week-day convention and business traffic, as well as weekend event and entertainment travelers. The 1 Hotel cultivates the best of eco-conscious design and sustainable architecture to provide extraordinary comfort and unrivaled service that appeals to luxury and eco-conscious travelers.

“The distinctive design concept and inimitable location inspires us because it will appeal to business, recreational, and family travelers,” said Joseph Pitchford, managing director of Crescent. “The opportunity to be creative with this development fits the Crescent culture. We develop, acquire and manage a premier portfolio of real estate assets, including Class A and creative office, boutique, and upmarket hospitality. We provide a comfortable upscale experience for diverse customers.”

The Embassy Suites will feature a main lobby entertainment bar providing live music and entertainment, a large block of rooms with double king beds that appeal to weekend travelers, and the traditional Embassy Suites breakfast buffet. The hotel's close proximity to Broadway also provides easy access to a wide variety of downtown restaurants and entertainment venues.

“Located directly across the street from the 2.1 million-square-foot Music City Center and a block down from Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators and host to numerous concerts and events, is an ideal location. Embassy Suites appeals to business and convention travelers, as well as sports and entertainment fans,” said Justin Wilson, President, and Partner of High Street Real Estate Partners. High Street Real Estate Partners is a privately held real estate investment firm focused on developing and acquiring equity interests in hospitality and multi-family assets in highly rated markets.

Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a core focus on global real estate, energy infrastructure and oil & gas. The Firm and its affiliates maintain 16 offices in seven countries around the world, and currently have approximately 4,100 employees. Since its inception in 1991, Starwood Capital Group has raised over $55 billion of equity capital, and currently has in excess of $75 billion of assets under management. Through a series of comingled opportunity funds and Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (SREIT), a non-listed REIT, the Firm has invested in virtually every category of real estate on a global basis, opportunistically shifting asset classes, geographies and positions in the capital stack as it perceives risk/reward dynamics to be evolving. Starwood Capital also manages Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), the largest commercial mortgage real estate investment trust in the United States, which has successfully deployed over $63 billion of capital since inception and manages a portfolio of over $17 billion across debt and equity investments. Additional information can be found at

Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) is a real estate operating company and investment advisor, founded by Chairman John C. Goff, with assets under management, development, and investment capacity of more than $10 billion. Through GP Invitation Fund I and GP Invitation Fund II, the company acquires, develops and operates all real estate asset classes alongside institutional investors and high net worth clients. Crescent’s premier real estate portfolio consists of Class A and creative office, multifamily, hospitality, and senior living assets located throughout the U.S., including The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit

High Street Real Estate Partners is a privately held real-estate investment firm focused on developing and acquiring equity interests in hospitality and multi-family assets in highly rated markets. High Street's principals have vast experience in the hospitality industry and are widely regarded as some of the most trusted minds in real estate. We rely on extensive contacts and experience of our principals to identify opportunities and negotiate favorable acquisition terms while aligning ourselves with like-minded capital and experienced operators with proven track records of creating value throughout the market cycle. Acquired assets may involve renovations, repositioning and/or brand re-flaggings to meet return objectives and maximize asset value. High Street's team has invested in and disposed of over $1 billion of real estate since inception. Current assets under management exceed $1 billion. This will be the third investment in Nashville for High Street's principals, signaling their commitment to and belief in this exceptional real estate market.

Dennis E. Winkler
Winkler Public Relations
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Source: EIN Presswire

The Top 50 Franchises for Women Identified by Franchise Business Review

2021 Women in Franchising Special Industry Report Cover

2021 Women in Franchising Special Industry Report

Research Shows 88% of Women Franchise Owners Enjoy Being Part of Their Franchise Organization

Franchising is a fantastic option for women to be their own boss, and in many cases, find the flexibility they desire that’s not available elsewhere.”

— Michelle Rowan, President & COO, Franchise Business Review

PORTSMOUTH, NH, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Franchise Business Review, an independent market research firm that benchmarks franchisee satisfaction, has announced the list of the Top Franchises for Women for 2021. The special industry report is available here:

Franchise Business Review, the leading research firm serving the franchise sector, provides ratings of franchise opportunities based solely on survey research that measures franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes rankings of the top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as guides throughout the year ranking the top franchises in specific sectors.

“Over the past decade women have been flocking to franchising. Today, 29% of franchises are solely women owned, and 32% of franchises opened in the last 24 months are led by women,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “2020 was a challenging year for some small business owners but the franchise sector rose to the occasion. 88% of the women franchise owners we surveyed said they enjoy operating their business. For women seeking a pathway to business ownership on a full- or part-time basis, the franchise sector offers many options in multiple industries – with the added benefit of the support of a large organization behind them."

Before investing in any franchise, however, it’s critical to carefully research the franchise opportunities you’re considering to find the right fit. The list of this year’s Top Franchises for Women is an excellent place to start. Each of the brands on the list were rated highly by the women who own them in areas such as training & support, leadership, core values, financial opportunity, and community.

To identify the companies on the list of Top Franchises for Women, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months of data from nearly 8,453 female franchise owners, representing 289 brands. Franchisees were surveyed on their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others.

Franchisees were asked 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.

The data revealed that:
– 88% say they enjoy operating their business
– 75% would recommend their franchise brand to others
– 72% would “do it again” knowing what they know today

“Nearly a third of all franchises are women-owned, and we anticipate that number to grow significantly as reopening begins to accelerate around the country,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “Franchising is a fantastic option for women to be their own boss, and in many cases, find the flexibility they desire that’s not available elsewhere; however, the number of franchise opportunities can be overwhelming, so it’s critical to examine feedback from other female franchise owners on how well the franchise meets their expectations in terms of support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, and other key areas of business ownership. The 50 companies on this year’s list received the highest ratings from women owners on our independent satisfaction survey.”

Visit to see the full description of the 2021 Top Franchises for Women. Research on the 2022 Top Overall Franchises, as well as research on the best franchises in various sectors, is now underway. Franchisors who are interested in participating should visit:


About Franchise Business Review
Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at To read our publications, visit

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Source: EIN Presswire, Introduces Scientific Data on Extended Life of FRUITS with Antimicrobial Kitchen Mat in San Antonio TX Top 2021 Landfill Reduction Idea Top 2021 Landfill Reduction Idea

‘Industry Best’ Veggie Fruit Life-Extension Silicon Mat

‘Industry Best’ Veggie Fruit Life-Extension Silicon Mat

Produce-Mate Kitchen Mat 100% Effective Antimicrobial

Produce-Mate Kitchen Mat 100% Effective Antimicrobial

Voted Best Food Waste Saving Solution 503-479-5662

Voted Best Food Waste Saving Solution 503-479-5662

503-479-5662 Voted Best Food Waste Saving Solution

503-479-5662 Voted Best Food Waste Saving Solution

Creative Inventor and Award Winning Manufacturer of World’s First Fruit & Veggie Antimicrobial Kitchen Mat, Produce Mate, Offers Best of Industry Food Savings!

Every year, Produce Mate saves the average family $300 and could keep up to 50lbs of your family’s food out of the landfill.”

— Produce Mate

PROVO, UT, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Produce Mate (PM) makes mineral infused, antimicrobial, silicone kitchen mats that dramatically extend the life of your fruits and vegetables! Save money and fight food waste! PM offers you an in-house: (a) Convenient, (b) Effective and (c) Creative food preservation solution. Produce Mate = Tough on Food Waste – Easy on Your Wallet.

Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed a joint agency formal agreement under the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative. The agreement is aimed at improving coordination and communication across federal agencies attempting to better educate Americans on the impacts and importance of reducing food loss and waste.

As part of the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative, the USDA, EPA and FDA issued its FY2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy in April 2019. The Interagency Strategy identifies six priority areas on which the agencies will focus their efforts to reduce food loss and waste in the US. The priority areas highlight the importance that collaboration between government agencies and the engagement of leaders in the public, private and non-profit organizations will play in solving this problem. The full strategy, along with outcomes for each priority area, is available on EPA's website

~ How can I ensure my Produce Mate Mat is working as well as possible? There are a few things you can do to maximize the effectiveness of your Produce Mate: 1) Place the mat in the refrigerator rather than on the counter top. The counter top works as well, but the contained environment of your crisper drawer helps amplify the effectiveness. 2) You would be doing your produce a huge favor by separating ethylene absorbers and emitters.

Ethylene is a colorless, sweet-smelling gas that plants use as a hormone to regulate growth and maturity. If you ever wondered why bananas turn brown and broccoli turns yellow, you’ve got ethylene to thank. While all plants create ethylene, some make more and some are more susceptible to it. For example, bananas are the poster child of ethylene sensitivity, while carrots and oranges barely pay it notice at all. The rule of thumb is, keep ethylene producers away from ethylene absorbers.

Natural minerals are embedded in the Produce Mate silicon kitchen mat that actually fights against the nasty spoilage causing bacteria. Produce Mate hates food waste. Why? Because data shows that 40% of all the food in the US will end up directly in a landfill. Food waste costs your family between $750 a $1500 a year and contributes heavily to climate change. Together, we can keep 5 million lbs. of food out of landfills by 2025. As part of their mission, Produce Mate always gives at least 1% of their profits to leading eco-charities. Give your produce up to 2 extra weeks and save $300 a year with a Produce Mate silicon mat!

How much food waste is there in the United States? In the USA, ‘food waste’ is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. This estimate, based on estimates from USDA’s Economic Research Service of 31% ‘food loss’ at the retail and consumer levels, corresponded to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food in 2010. This amount of waste has far-reaching impacts on society, namely:

• Wholesome food that could have helped feed families in need is sent to landfills.
• Land, water, labor, and energy inputs are used in producing, processing, transporting, preparing, storing, and disposing of discarded food.

What causes ‘food losses’ and waste? Well, ‘food loss’ occurs for many reasons, with some types of loss—such as spoilage—occurring at every stage of the production and supply chain. Between the farm gate and retail stages, food loss can arise from problems during drying, milling, transporting, or processing that expose food to damage by insects, rodents, birds, molds, and bacteria. At the retail level, equipment malfunction (such as faulty cold storage), over-ordering, and culling of blemished produce can result in food loss.

Produce Mate (PM) is a small company, but it takes a village to truly make an impact. Our products reduce household produce waste. Produce Mate is passionate about their products, their people and their core mission: Produce Mate is committed to ending food waste and minimizing our footprint. Produce Mate knows that nothing is perfect, but they are working hard every day to bring consumers the best preservation products, that do the least amount of damage to the planet, as possible. To better the planet, Produce Mate donates 1% of our profits to conservation efforts.

~ How does Produce Mate work? Produce Mate is antimicrobial. It fights the bacteria that usually accelerate spoilage, resulting in longer lasting fruits and vegetables. PM’s proprietary blend of all-natural, antimicrobial minerals are baked right into the silicone and should last for at least two years. Simply place one on the counter top or in the crisper drawer of your fridge, and the mat will handle the rest.

~ What is Produce Mate made of? Produce Mate is 100% food-safe and ready to use right out of the package. Plus, silicone is a long-lasting and durable material. Produce Mate is fighting throw-away culture by building products that last. The exact blend we bake into the mats is our trade secret and we realize that is not as informative and some people like. However, in general, a kitchen mats’ constitution is:

1) Medical-grade silicone
2) Our proprietary blend of antimicrobial minerals

Produce Mate Results from the 2018 Bend Venture Conference (BVC). BVC is emblematic of the startup culture in Oregon. The conference is incredibly inspiring, with some amazing guest speakers and many compelling business pitches competing for investment. Produce Mate was invited to present a 5-minute pitch on the main stage in downtown Bend in front of Oregon’s finest entrepreneurs, angel investors, innovators, inventors and change-makers. PM was not competing for the big bucks, so the stress level was considerably lower than at similar events which PM has been invited to in the past.

~ How do I use Produce Mate? Produce Mate is extremely straight forward. Simply place one in the fridge or on the countertop and it’ll handle the rest. That said, Produce Mate works best when placed in the ‘crisper drawers’ in your refrigerator, and with fruits and vegetables loaded directly on top of it (not in separate containers or bags). The mat is made of flexible, cut-able, silicone, and can be trimmed-to-fit just about any fruit bowl or fridge drawer.

~ When do I have to replace my Produce Mate mat with a new one? Produce Mate’s materials are special and very durable. True, they will not last forever and gradually they may degrade over time. You can expect a minimum of two years effective use before needing a replacement.

After advancing through the 100K Venture Challenge; Produce Mate was invited to participate in the state-wide invention competition Invent Oregon (i.e. Invent-OR). Through the program, PM received a lot of valuable mentorship and education. PM was also awarded $2,500 in development grants that helped Produce Mate take the idea of this food waste solution to a working prototype and on to a full-fledged manufacturing product.

Produce Mate traveled to Klamath Falls, Oregon on the competition day, set up a booth, and gave their world-focused pitch in front of a packed audience. It was an amazing experience for PM because Invent-OR brings the best minds in Oregon together. PM won the “Best Pitch” award and received an oversized check and had a nice photo op.

After a few minutes, and a few other awards had been given out, the crowd settled in to hear which company would be crowned as the overall winner – and of course it was Produce Mate! This was a truly unforgettable moment for PM. Produce Mate walked away that day with enough prize money to help make Produce Mate become a reality.

Dagan Kay, Inventor
Produce Mate
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MEEZBO, the automated microgreens grower has just launched on Kickstarter

Indoor Microgreens grower

Meezbo is the ultimate smart indoor microgreens grower

Meezbo is an innovative, smart indoor garden with self-watering and lighting systems that will grow fresh microgreens all year round only at a touch of a button

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM, March 31, 2021 / — -Innovative, smart indoor garden with self-watering and lighting systems
-Fresh, tasty and healthy microgreens for your daily meals, year-round
-Designed to fit anywhere in your home or office, comes in 2 sizes
-Made from sustainable, eco-friendly components

MEEZBO Ltd announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to promote an innovative microgreens grower that meets the global megatrends of health and urbanization. The Meezbo microgreens grower is aimed specifically at people with a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, as well as businesses (culinary industries, retail centers, hospitality facilities…).

Innovation, sustainability and aesthetics
Meezbo is a smart, app-controlled micro-garden which uses 100% non-toxic fibre mats as a growing medium instead of the classic soil growing. The founders of Meezbo recognize their responsibility to protect the environment and this is what drove the use of only sustainable materials for building the product, having aluminium tubes, wooden trays and BPA free plastic plates as the main components. The product uses automated and software controlled LED lights and watering systems that allow consumers to enjoy a large variety of fresh microgreens all year-round, with zero-effort.

“When we started designing Meezbo, this is the experience we had in mind:
Providing our users with an elegant piece of decor that they’ll be proud to install in their homes and which will effortlessly provide them with fresh nutritious microgreens to enjoy in their favourite recipes.” Stefan Besnea, engineer, CEO and co-founder of Meezbo Ltd.

Meeting the consumers’ needs: the advent of microgreens and “grow your own” movement
Since the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020, consumers who were confined to their private sphere started looking more into DIY and indoor gardening products. As a result, the need for locally grown superfoods without harmful substances and a smart indoor garden that is easy-to-use and delivers fresh greens all year-round becomes ever more essential.

That’s why the Meezbo team imagined an innovative stylish grower for fresh microgreens. With aromatic flavour and high concentration of nutrients (they can contain up to 40 times more essential nutrients compared to their mature counterparts), microgreens are loaded in vitamins and make a great addition to any healthy diet and lifestyle. Originally reserved to chefs, microgreens are becoming ever more popular amongst the urban population in search of adding color and flavor to their meals.

“Imagine coming home to this stylish grower stashed with fresh microgreens. Now imagine opening the Meezbo mobile app and picking a delicious recipe from the list we carefully set up for you. Once you’ve finished preparing your meal, you’ll only need to harvest and sprinkle your microgreens on top. What an easy way to kick up your meals with fresh nutritious greens!” Mihail Vieru, engineer,CTO and co-founder of Meezbo Ltd.

Kickstarter campaign launching on March 31st
Meezbo Ltd aims for growth in selected markets in Europe, North America, Asia and Middle East. To facilitate this, a crowdfunding campaign for £30.000 has launched today. Future clients will be able to choose from a range of rewards, the lowest stake (£10) offering a unique opportunity to plant a tree in a location of their choice. Super Early Bird packages will be offered with up to 32% discount compared to predicted retail price and will be limited to 25 pieces for each selected size. Early Bird growers are offered with over 25% discount and limited to 75 pieces per size. Each level of reward will include the selected grower and a full growing kit.

Access the Kickstarter campaign here.

More information
Mr. Stefan Besnea, CEO, Meezbo Ltd
Tel. +44 7424785815,
Downloadable Press Kit:
Press Kit.

Meezbo Ltd is a British smart gardening company focused on the microgreens growth process in indoor gardening systems. Our product enables customers to grow fresh, tasty, nutritious and healthy greens in their homes year-round with zero effort.

Stefan Besnea
Meezbo Ltd
+44 7424 785815
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Source: EIN Presswire

Rick Andreoli Montreal Featured in Article on the Right way to Prepare a Poached Egg

MONTREAL, QUéBEC, CANADA , March 31, 2021 / — Television chef Rick Andreoli of Montreal was recently featured in an article highlighting the perfect way to cook a poached egg—something that many home cooks struggle with, according to Andreoli.

In the article, Andreoli explains that poaching eggs can understandably be challenging. However, once readers master the art and science of the poached egg–cooking process, they should have no problem with repeating it every time they are in the mood for poached eggs.

For starters, it is critical that cooks properly prepare water for cooking their poached eggs. A sizable saucepan should be filled with water, and a couple of cups of vinegar (white wine) should be added to it. The vinegar will keep the egg intact when they are submerged in the water, according to Andreoli.

Next, the egg should be broken into a glass and then added to the saucepan after the water has been stirred slowly using a slotted spoon. Once the egg is in the water, it should stay together while swirling around, and eventually, the egg white will extend around the egg’s yolk. At this time, the heat should be turned off, and the lid should be placed on the saucepan as the egg cooks for six minutes, according to Andreoli.

Andreoli explains on the website that once the egg is done cooking, it should be submerged in an ice bath, which will make the egg’s outside area firm. During this process, the egg’s center will remain soft, but the egg will not continue to cook due to the cold temperature of the ice water surrounding it, according to Andreoli. Finally, the egg can be removed from the bath, at which point it is ready to eat.

All in all, through the article, readers can learn practical, easy-to-follow steps for preparing delicately cooked poached eggs that will both look great and taste delicious time and time again, according to Andreoli.

Rick Andreoli Montreal
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Veritec’s Covid Passport Card will utilize their secure verification technology to provide travelers a secure and private method of identification and verification.”


MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Veritec, Inc. and the Women’s Football League Association (WFLA) today announced the signing of a partnership between the companies with new Covid-19 travel protocol for its players, coaches and fans. Veritec, Inc. and WFLA together release their “Pandemic Passport.”

As the WFLA has been struggling to launch successfully during the pandemic, and as the nation figures a path to lift travel bans, WFLA has met with state governments in the U.S. to advance safety protocols for its athletes. WFLA discovered Veritec’s highly secure identification and verification technologies to identify their out of country athletes and provide them with Veritec’s amazing Covid Passport.

Veritec, Inc. is the inventor and patent holder of highly secure 2D barcode technologies for verification and identification. Currently, Veritec licenses its 2D barcode technology to semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and liquid crystal display giants to use in large automation factories. “Veritec’s Covid Passport Card will utilize their secure verification technology to provide travelers with a highly secure digital method of identification and verification,” says Van Tran, CEO of Veritec. The card has two identifiers. Static unchangeable information including a facial image and private personal data are stored in a proprietary 2-D barcode. Changeable data such as a Covid vaccine or Covid test, date and time or additional information are stored in an NFC chip embedded inside the card.

Furthermore, Veritec’s proprietary and patented verification technologies strengthen the Veritec and WFLA relationship by searching for additional financial resources together. As Veritec rolls out new strategies for building its brand, bio-ID wellness card & blinxPay™ digital wallet, they will work together with the WFLA’s identification and financial arm to navigate private closed-loop money transactions between members and merchants. This will result in additional financial resources for both companies. “WFLA will utilize the blinxPay™ digital wallet as its payment system to vendors, athletes, sponsors and any other payment remedy that has to be navigated,” says Lupe Rose, CEO of WFLA.

About WFLA
The Women's Football League Association (WFLA) is the first Women's Professional Football sports organization to execute and develop professional women's football with equal pay for equal play, in addition to building profit centers to compete. The WFLA scores while introducing its first Women's Football League Association with both Western and Eastern Conferences. The WFLA is designed to create the largest and most competitive Women's Professional Full-Tackle Football League in the world. The league introduces the first-ever Professional Football League for Women, fighting for Women’s Equality, and gains recognition in its fight with introducing the only Women's Pro Football League.

About Veritec, Inc.
Since 1982, Veritec, Inc. has provided businesses with secure technological solutions. In the 1980s, Veritec’s patented 2D matrix coding technology was endorsed by NASA because of its high-level security features. Today, 2D matrix coding is widely used in many industries around the world, and Veritec’s code has become the trusted standard for LCD marking in Asia. Veritec offers a secure line of encoding and decoding software products including the VeriCode® and VSCode® which utilize 2D Matrix Symbology to allow users to identify, track and verify data in a variety of industries. Veritec also offers secure Bio-ID cards which can store high-density biometric markers such as fingerprints or pictures.

Veritec’s technology offers a high level of security and ease of use that is unmatched by other systems. Over the last 30 years, Veritec has grown to include 2 subsidiaries; Veritec Financial Systems, Inc. and Tangible Payments, and holds a variety of patents worldwide. Veritec and its subsidiaries offer a complete line of secure verification and financial products including prepaid debit cards and digital prepaid mobile banking applications and secure payment systems.;;;;
Contact: Van Tran (CEO)

+1 612-991-7928

Source: EIN Presswire

BuyGro Awarded E-Marketplace of the Year

BuyGro @ E-Business Awards – B2B E-Marketplace of the Year 2021

Innovative B2B marketplace and app BuyGro awarded E-Marketplace of the Year at the E-Business Awards 2021.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, March 31, 2021 / — Innovative B2B marketplace BuyGro was awarded “B2B E-Marketplace of the Year 2021”.

The event powered by Entrepreneur ME in association with Dubai Chamber and Dubai Startup Hub was held on March 28, 2021. The award recognizes prominent and successful individuals and organizations that are leading the e-business landscape in the region and celebrates creativity and excellence in the Middle East and North Africa region.

BuyGro was chosen for the award based on its outstanding success and exceptional growth in the country within the first year of operations, especially, during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. The marketplace was assessed on multiple parameters such as quality, innovation and user experience.

Joud Aboud, “Ghassan Aboud Group is reinventing itself to adjust to the new realities and the new business models prevalent. BuyGro is our first project in that direction. Over the next few months, you will see new business models on a similar line in other industries.”

Yusuf Tambawala, Vice President – Corporate Strategy & Development at Ghassan Aboud Group, the parent company of BuyGro stated, "We have recently shifted our focus towards digital transformation, and we are preparing the next generation of the founding family – Joud Aboud for future leadership roles and transformations within the group."

BuyGro is a UAE focused general trade platform and a B2B marketplace. It connects vendors to trade, HORECA and institutions and seeks to enable sellers to improve their reach while optimizing performance, reducing cost and maintaining quality.

Since its launch in late 2020, BuyGro has onboarded over 11,600 buyers from grocery shops, cafes and restaurants in UAE.

BuyGro announced over 30 partnerships with sellers who have listed their products in the marketplace, including FMCG brands such as Unilever, Nestle, Mars Wrigley, Hunter Foods, Coca-Cola and Rainbow, beauty brands such as LUX, Nivea and Dove and healthcare and wellness brands such as OMO, Downy and Dettol.

BuyGro, a one-stop-shop for traditional trade, aims to disrupt the traditional trade supply chain through the digitization of B2B players, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Merchants can now download the BuyGro app for free and utilize its benefits, and sellers can enjoy listing their products on a hassle-free platform immediately.


About BuyGro: BuyGro is a B2B Marketplace, that connects vendors to traditional trade customers. It is a UAE focused general trade platform and a B2B marketplace. It connects vendors to trade, HORECA and institutions and seeks to enable sellers to improve their reach while optimizing performance, reducing cost and maintaining quality.

Moatasem Al Ahmad
Ghassan Aboud Group
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Source: EIN Presswire

Enuit Discusses Remote Implementations with ComTech Advisory

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, March 31, 2021 / — At the End of last year Enuit’s VP of Services, Robert Balinski met with Dr. Gary Vasey of ComTech Advisory to discuss remote ETRM/CTRM implementation which has been a topic of interest in these days of lockdowns.

Robert, who has 20-years or more experience with various CTRM software packages and implementation that he draws upon said “We were in the middle of a project to implement Entrade for crude oil trading with a client when it happened,” he told me. “The last time anyone was onsite was February 2020 and within a week, the project had transformed into a remote implementation. The go-live did get delayed a couple of months but that was really down to their IT staff needing to react to the situation and ensure continuity for a workforce that was suddenly home-based. We managed with Teams and Go to meeting-type services and got them up and running remotely.”

Another project Robert recalled very well involved a small natural gas trader that was “extremely budget-conscious so they asked to buy the license and implement it themselves,”. Enuit offered remote services as needed to help them with the implementation. “Three months later, they were up and running and I think this is a credit to Entrade’s ease of use, that they were able to more or less implement without our help. We did help a bit remotely, but it must be one of the cheapest implementations ever” he said.

According to ComTech Advisory, who are the leading CTRM analyst firm, remote implementations are now pretty much the norm and that may not change that much in the next 6 months or so. They believe that being able to conduct a remote implementation successfully is now something that probably ought to be added to that list of buying criteria as well and to ensure that the vendor has references and experience of working that way.

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Mark Tredway
Enuit LLC
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Source: EIN Presswire