Company History and Vision

MyMatR was founded in 2019 by John Starke and Neil Demarse with the goal of improving waste recycling.

MyMatR will increase the amount of recycling efficiency using artificial intelligence, continuous quality improvement, and leading edge operations engineering. These innovations will cut the cost of recycling and make recycling easier for everyone. Our focus creates an affordable smart waste container that sorts trash and recyclable materials at the source.

Team Members

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John Starke


John received his BS in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University. He has worked in high-tech manufacturing with engineering roles in product, production, and quality. He provides engineering contracting and consulting for production automation upgrades in a variety of manufacturing industries. John is an active soccer player and plays the bagpipes in a pipes and drums band.


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