Zachary Green TEDx Cincinnati

A firefighter’s journey to help his brother firefighters and light up the world with eco-friendly Advanced Photoluminescence Technology (its like glow-in-the-dark on steroids)

Zachary Green is the founder of MN8 with the brands Foxfire® and LumAware®, an innovative company using photoluminescent (glow in the dark) technology to help firefighters reduce disorientation and increase accountability and EXIT signs that never need batteries, lightbulbs or electricity.

MN8 Foxfire is now a 15 person company with over 350 firefighter sales representatives in almost every state in the U.S. Sixty-thousand firefighters in 25 different countries currently use Foxfire’s advanced photoluminescent products. Additionally, MN8 Foxfire’s products are used in major sports arena and high rise buildings to increase safety in the event of a blackout or power failure.

MN8 Foxfire and its life saving technology was the 2011 winner of Cincinnati Innovates and semi-finalist of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of 2013.” Zachary was named the 2013 Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Originally published at on October 27, 2015.