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Green Dot Bioplastics CEO Presents at Plug and Play Innovation Summit in Topeka, KS

March 3, 2020

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Green Dot Bioplastics, Inc. was featured during Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play’s Innovation Summit, kicking off their partnership with Topeka, Kansas on March 3, 2020.

Saeed Amidi, CEO & Founder, Plug and Play, joined Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla and  Matt Pivarnik, CEO of Greater Topeka Partnership, and 200 industry leaders, startups and investors at the day-long event titled “The Future of Animal Health and Ag Tech”.

Amidi said the global company selected Topeka as the site of its latest startup incubator because of its location in the middle of the Midwest’s Animal Health Corridor.

“As we need to feed more people, we need to have better productivity, better packaging, better product,” Amidi told local news station WIBW. “We feel the only way you can do that is through innovation and technology.”

Green Dot Bioplastics CEO Mark Remmert was invited to the Innovation Summit as a featured presenter. Remmert spoke as an example of the type of forward-thinking, successful, local high tech startup Plug and Play expects to generate from its accelerator program.

About Green Dot Bioplastics, Inc.

Green Dot Bioplastics, Inc is a bioscience social enterprise headquartered in Emporia, Kansas. A full-service bioplastics company, Green Dot is dedicated to delivering the very best of sustainable materials to our customers. That’s the thinking behind our Terratek® line of bioplastics, developed to meet the growing demand for biobased and compostable materials with fewer of the drawbacks associated with traditional plastics.

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 25 locations globally, giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 10,000 startups and 280 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in the Plug and Play community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, and PayPal. For more information, visit

About the KC Animal Health Corridor

The KC Animal Health Corridor, anchored by Manhattan, Kansas, and Columbia, Missouri, is home to more than 300 animal health companies, representing the largest concentration in the world. For more information, visit