ONUS Rides Joins Corporate Partner Program

Delmar, MD, March 31, 2021 –(– ONUS Rides today joined the Corporate Partner program as a Patron. As a Corporate Patron, ONUS Rides demonstrates their commitment to ending all impaired driving and empowering adults to make a lifetime of responsible alcohol choices as part of a balanced lifestyle.

Vishal Patel, CEO, ONUS Enterprises, LLC’s commitment to responsibility and commented:

“ONUS Rides is honored to join’s Corporate Partner program. We believe alcohol responsibility is a lifestyle that starts with us, and we have built our company upon its principles. We look forward to being an active part of initiatives.”, principally funded by America’s leading spirits producers, has been at the forefront of these issues for nearly 30 years. By becoming a Corporate Partner, ONUS Rides will contribute to supporting initiatives that, for example, educate teachers, parents, and students about the dangers of underage drinking (Ask, Listen, Learn), help keep our nation’s roads safer from impaired drivers (STOP High Risk Impaired Drivers) and help Americans understand how a number of factors contribute to their individual Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) (Virtual Bar). CEO Chris Swonger welcomed ONUS Ride to the Corporate Partner Program:

“ONUS Rides makes (a) tool(s) that help make our society safer, and we welcome their exciting participation in our new Corporate Partner program.

“’s Corporate Partners play a critical role in building on the immense progress made in the first 29 years of our leadership designing and implementing effective programs that, for example, educate parents, teachers, and students about the dangers of underage drinking (Ask, Listen, Learn) and bring together road safety, law enforcement, and treatment experts to identify and address the factors that put Americans at highest risk from impaired drivers (STOP High Risk Impaired Driving).

“But, there is much more work to be done, and we look forward to working more closely with ONUS Rides, who shares our unwavering commitment and dedication to advancing alcohol responsibility.”

For more information on’s Corporate Partners program, please visit

ONUS Enterprises, LLC has created the Impaired Driving Behavior Influence Program (IBIP) that is the third leg of the 3-legged responsibility stool: Educate, Enforce and Incentivize in battling impaired driving. IBIP is delivered through ONUS Rides app that rewards consumers of alcohol with ride credits for use with Uber or Lyft allowing sponsors and restaurants, bars and tasting rooms to reach a highly targeted audience, 24/7/365, creating a safer community and the ultimate consumer loyalty program. To learn more, please visit

About The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( is a national not-for-profit that aims to eliminate drunk driving and work with others to end all impaired driving, eliminate underage drinking, and empower adults to make a lifetime of responsible alcohol choices as part of a balanced lifestyle. is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam Suntory Inc.; Brown-Forman; DIAGEO; Edrington, Mast-Jägermeister US, Inc.; Moët Hennessy USA; and Pernod Ricard USA. For over 27 years, has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families, and communities together to inspire a lifetime of responsible alcohol choices. To learn more, please visit

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Optics11 and Optics11 Life Secure Funding to Accelerate Growth

Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 29, 2021 –(– Optics11 and Optics11 Life have secured funding from Rabobank. The funding will be used to strongly accelerate growth across global markets, to further build the team for the future and to strategically expand the high-tech product portfolios of both business units.

“This is the right moment to pick up the pace. Rabobank’s funding helps us to further scale up the operations, and allow our sensing technology to really make a difference for our customers,” says Niek Rijnveld, CEO.

Both business units have developed unique technology and IP, and are addressing significant market opportunities that are emerging from today’s global societal challenges.

Optics11 Life addresses key instrumentation needs for the future of medical treatment. Developments based on 3D cell culture such as organoids and engineered tissues, will drastically improve drug development, regenerative medicine and diagnostics processes. Optics11 Life provides enabling technology to drive these developments forward, and to help understand, optimize and monitor these emerging processes so that they can improve medical treatment.

Optics11 is a photonics sensing technology powerhouse. Its unique fiber sensing systems address key needs in condition and structural health monitoring of the power grid, wind power, the manufacturing industry and underwater acoustics for defence and security. This powerful product portfolio will be further rolled-out in these key application areas, creating strong symbiotic partnerships with our customers.

About Rabobank Amsterdam
Rabobank Amsterdam is a cooperative bank with a mission. Together with customers, members and partners, they are committed to a stronger living environment and to the major social and environmental challenges of today.

Rabobank attaches great value to strengthening the knowledge economy in the Amsterdam region and contributes to the innovative strength of entrepreneurs through the partnership. This is achieved with the support of the Rabobank Startup & Scale Up Team, which is specialised in helping out fast growing and innovative Startups & Scale Ups.

“Optics11 Life and Optics11 are, as spin-offs of the VU Amsterdam, very special scale ups for the Metropole Region Amsterdam. Rabobank is very proud it can support their growth worldwide as well as in further developing their unique product portfolio.” – Pieter Mullink, Rabobank

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Alyona Bambulyak
+31 20 598 7917
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