Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) is co-sponsoring the 2020 Big Bang! Business Competition’s First Place Award, given to the top innovation across all categories.
Pam Marrone founded MBI in 2006 to discover and develop effective and environmentally responsible, biologically based products for pest management and plant health. In August 2013 she led the company IPO on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
John Jessen and the Gowan Co. sponsor the Big Bang! Business Competition’s Food + Agriculture Sector Award, along with AGR Partners. Jessen and the Gowan Co. have been a constant partner and supporter of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for several years.