Cycle7 has advised a series of for-profit and non-profit businesses in their early stages, assisted established non-profits in clarifying mission and raising funds, and helped to manage early stage development of organizations and their initiatives. These efforts include business planning and capital raising for a start-up electric motorcycle manufacturer, capital raising and project management for a first-of-its-kind co-generation plant using its waste heat for manufacturing, an innovative solar company optimizing site selection and predevelopment for commercial scale solar energy, and a developer of Brooklyn-based music and arts venues.
Sean Neill of Cycle7 co-wrote a grant for the Community Health Center of Franklin County and Just Roots, a Massachusetts non-profit farm. The successful $250,000 award from the USDA will allow the CHC-FC and Just Roots along with a Harvard physician to implement a peer reviewed study of the health impacts of farm share membership on the health of low-income households. Two major insurers have agreed to observe the study and consider a health benefit for members for CSA membership. Neill provides regular advisory support to Just Roots.
Cycle7 is currently supporting Zetek, an engineering design firm, in identifying resources to support growth and grow its customer base. Zetek created a series of technologies that protect the lives of first responders by allowing seamless communication and navigation in large buildings and complexes where traditional communications break down.
Build It Green
Sean Neill of Cycle7 led the original feasibility and planning study that established Build It Green, Brooklyn's first material reuse center. The organization has gone on to open an additional location, separate from its founding non-profit parent and rename itself Big Reuse. It has become a key player in the sustainable management of New York's waste stream.