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Jul 15, 2016 12:14 PM ET

Archived: Jacob – ICOG designs and builds resilient infrastructure in the City of Rochester and the Finger-lakes Region

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 15, 2016


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Jacob’s story

I have spent my life studying, designing, constructing, analyzing and evaluating what I call Resilient Infrastructure. I have been dedicated to designing and constructing projects that can help guide us to a permanent balance with the earth’s systems.

In other words a I am a huge eco-geek. And I have built a business that is capable of sustaining economic viability for a team of designers, technicians, organizers, marketers and people people can work together to create and export product.

I was trained as an Engineer at RIT where I excelled and received the highest honors. I have performed design, and construction services for the largest and smallest consulting firms in our region. I have built multi-million dollar digesters and constructed rain barrels.

I am not only an engineer or builder, but a people person. I seek to understand people where they are and to see how we can bring each-other mutual benefit. I excel at negotiation and have a talent for seeing the value that people can bring to a well balanced team.

This has lead me to ICOG and thus to you. 

This loan is special because:

It supports this community based business providing access to sustainable infrastructure.

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More about this loan

Business Description

ICOG Designs and builds resilient infrastructure in the City of Rochester and the Finger-lakes Region. Our company’s revenue consists of a 20-40-40 mix fabrication,agricultural tech, and reconstruction services. We are seeking to shift this to 40-30-30 by the end of calendar year.

We have moved into our fully rehabilitated fully off-grid warehouse and fabrication facility at 390 Seward Street we will fabricate our line of Solar Charging Bases. The Off Grid Charging Base as simple solution for people to tap into solar power at their budget. This system is going through field and market testing right now.

We operate as an S Corporation were workers can own part of our Corporate Trust. Our business is stable and growing. We have a history of Building Connections with the community and businesses and we work to design and build the infrastructure of the future City of Rochester. We have been identified by the City of Rochester Department of Innovation and the Democracy Collaborative as a Market Driven Worker Cooperative to engage with as part of the MDCCC Project.

What is the purpose of this loan?

This loan will allow us to finance the purchase of components our first 10 systems. Allowing us to bulk purchase and streamline our fabrication process.

About Icog

Industry: Services
Years in operation: 3 years – 5 years
Website: inthecityoffthegrid.org

A loan of $10,000 helps purchase matirial components for fabrication and sale.

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