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IrriGreen, Inc.

June 16, 2015 09:35 ET

IrriGreen, Inc. Selected as a Semifinalist for MN Cup Competition

IrriGreen's Digital Technology for Water-Saving, Labor-Saving Lawn Irrigation Is Again Recognized for Exceptional Technical Innovation

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Jun 16, 2015) - IrriGreen, Inc. is one of the Minnesota-based emerging companies chosen as a semifinalist for the 2015 MN Cup Competition. The MN Cup is the largest statewide new venture program in the United States. IrriGreen designed, developed and commercialized the IrriGreen Genius™ Irrigation System. Utilizing next generation digital technology adapted from high-tech commercial printers, IrriGreen reduces water use for lawn irrigation by up to 50 percent and cuts contractor installation time by up to 70 percent.

"This year's entrants, competing for a total of $327,000 in capital funding, are among the strongest and most diverse we have seen in the 11 years of the competition," said Scott Litman, MN Cup co-founder. "The 70 semifinalists, including IrriGreen and nine others in the Energy/Clean Technology/Water Division, were selected from a field of 1,300 entrants."

"Applying software technology and nozzle design from the high-tech, commercial printer industry, IrriGreen Genius™ Sprinklers 'print' water in controlled patterns matching the shape of the lawn -- no inefficient overlapping sprays, no overspraying onto sidewalks and streets," said Gary Klinefelter, founder and chief executive officer, IrriGreen, Inc. "IrriGreen requires just one sprinkler head in the center of each irrigation zone, not a row of 4 to 8 heads around the edges. Contractors save labor installing IrriGreen."

Selection as a MN Cup Competition semifinalist is the most recent recognition of IrriGreen's technology advancement. The June 2015 issue of BUILDINGS magazine showcases building products that deliver money savings to commercial property owners and facility managers. IrriGreen was the only lawn irrigation system that made the grade as a Money-Saving Product. In May 2015, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named IrriGreen as a winner of a 2015 Eureka! Award. This competition spotlights the metropolitan region's most exceptional companies and non-profits, inventive entrepreneurs and successful startups.

In November 2014, IrriGreen received a Product Innovation Award (PIA). Sponsored by Architectural Products magazine, the PIA competition aims to help architects identify and specify products that offer innovative solutions for building design and construction challenges. IrriGreen was the only irrigation system awarded a PIA for exceptional technical innovation.

About the MN Cup

MN Cup is the premier resource for Minnesota entrepreneurs. We support emerging entrepreneurs from across the state through events, educational programming, and an annual new venture competition that provides them with tools, resources and support to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures. In its eleventh year, the MN Cup is now the largest statewide new venture program in the country. More than 10,000 participants have entered the competition. Participants have gone on to successfully launch their businesses, raise capital, spur innovation, and create jobs in Minnesota. For more information, visit www.mncup.org.

About IrriGreen, Inc.

IrriGreen, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.) designs and manufactures digital technology for lawn irrigation that is simpler and faster to install, easier to adjust and maintain, and water conserving. With digitally controlled watering patterns matching the exact shape of any lawn, the IrriGreen Genius™ Irrigation System waters from the inside out with just one sprinkler per zone and no lateral lines. IrriGreen reduces labor time and costs on every installation. IrriGreen also achieves superior water conservation with spray accuracy and watering uniformity unimaginable with ordinary irrigation systems. Discover the next generation in lawn irrigation technology at www.irrigreen.com.

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