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Evolution of a Start-Up

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm EDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Nancy Tseng
Michigan Molecular Institute Auditorium
1910 W St Andrews Rd
Midland, MI 48640
United States

Free and open to the public.

Light snacks at 6:00 pm while they last.

Seminar starts at 7:00 pm.

For AIChE members, this lecture qualifies for 1 professional development hour credit. CEH certificates will be provided to interested attendees. CEH certificates are needed for licensed Professional Engineers to maintain their license.

This presentation will focus on the challenges and the fun parts of founding and operating a start-up.

John Bissell co-founded Micromidas Inc., a West Sacramento biotech company that has developed a process to convert carbohydrate feedstocks like wood chips, bagasse, etc. into higher-value chemicals, including renewable plastics in 2008. The company incorporated in 2009. Bissell, a UC Davis grad who also serves as CEO, was recently included in Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30,” a tally of the brightest stars in 15 different fields, and has helped raise more than $30 million in financing for his company.

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