How to Create an Innovative Strategy with Ross YoungsJul 11, 2022
Business Growth On Purpose || Episode 161
About This Episode with Ross Youngs
Innovation is what sets market leaders ahead, but most business owners view it as a luxury. It can feel like your day to day responsibilities are too demanding to focus on innovation.
If you want to succeed, you need to start with an innovative strategy that solves problems for your customers and for you. Our guest today can help you do just that.
Our guest today is Ross Youngs, President of Univenture and Founder and CEO of his most recent venture, Biosorta. Ross is a lifelong inventor and entrepreneur, has had companies on the Inc. 500, has solved industrial problems, and is on the verge of solving biomedical issues as well. Ross will bring interesting perspectives on bringing new products to market in practical ways.
Ross Youngs founded Univenture, Inc. in 1988 alongside the invention of his Safety-sleeve® disc packaging design; in the 25 years since, Univenture has grown to become a full-service designer, manufacturer, and distributor of packaging products used in dozens of industries the world over.
Ross has spent over 30 years inventing products, technologies, and processes for a variety of industries, and holds over 75 patents worldwide. He is driven to innovate by a focus on what is better, faster, and less expensive. Ross’ recent major innovations include an R&D 100 Award for collaboration on biopolymer technologies. In 2009, Biosortia was awarded a $6 million ARPA-E (U.S. Dept. of Energy R&D) grant for its algal harvesting technology, which helped lead to the development of Biosortia’s drug discovery platform.
In 1998, Ross was awarded the Ernst & Young Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year award. Additionally, the U.S. Small Business Administration honored him as their national “Business Person of the Year" in a presentation made by Vice President Al Gore.verse advisors, to lead its success.
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