Orlando-based HyCarb Inc. Names Business Development Expert Sven Hackmann to its Board of Advisors

ORLANDO, Fla. – HyCarb, Inc., a UCF Business Incubator client in the Central Florida Research Park commercializing innovative next generation products and applications utilizing graphene and carbon nanotube technologies, recently named Sven Hackmann as a new member of their Board of Advisers.

Hackmann is a business leader with an extensive background in technology innovation, business incubation and growth, complex transactional negotiations and venture investing.  He is a principal at Rapid Venture Partners, a Los Angeles-based innovation and investment firm, which achieved success by acting as a conduit between public companies and the startup ecosystem.

As a member of the HyCarb Advisory Board, Hackmann brings a unique combination of senior experience in technology innovation and commercialization, combined with a strong network of relationships and experience building a tech startup from the ground up.

Prior to founding his own firm Hackmann served in executive leadership positions at Siemens for 12 years responsible for successful innovations that have been globally recognized and, more recently, as executive vice president of Veremonte, an international investment and holding company based in London.

“We are delighted to welcome Sven to HyCarb’s Advisory Board,” said Sigrid Cottrell, CEO of HyCarb Inc. “His ability to comprehend and implement complex strategies from start to finish, along with his insight, strategic advice and expertise will prove to be an invaluable asset to HyCarb and we look forward to working with him.”

“HyCarb’s innovation holds the potential to revolutionize entire industries, including the fields of electricity, conductivity, energy generation, batteries, sensors and more,” said Hackmann. “I am excited to join HyCarb’s dynamic management team and contribute my experience and leadership skills to assist in advancing HyCarb to the next level.” 

Contact Information:

Tony Longhurst, Chief Operating Officer, HyCarb Inc. 720-560-1728.

Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-206-2426 carolann.dykes@ucf.edu

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 Lvershelco@aol.com

About HyCarb, Inc.

HyCarb, Inc. is a Florida-based, woman-owned small business, headquartered at the University of Central Florida Business Incubator in Research Park. HyCarb is developing leading-edge batteries, super-capacitors, fuel cells, solar panels, sensors, catalysts, filters and transistors.  HyCarb uses graphene and carbon nanotube technologies to deliver safe, efficient, state-of-the-art products and systems for advanced nano-materials and energy storage systems. HyCarb aims to create enough value for carbon-based products that there is no need to burn fossil fuels or waste carbon dioxide out of our smokestacks and tailpipes.

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.   For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu