DIF Studio Eben Bayer, an Entrepreneur's Story

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How do you start a circular economy business? This DIF 2014 session tells the entrepreneurial story of Eben Bayer, founder of Ecovative, a startup that creates mycelium (mushrooms) based products as economically viable alternatives to a number of materials, including plastic packaging and leather.


Eben Bayer

Eben Bayer

Eben Bayer is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ecovative Design, a leading biomaterials company growing high performance, premium, award-winning products that are safe, healthy, and certified sustainable. Ecovative uses biology to upgrade existing products and processes solving important problems in major industries. Bayer, who grew up working on his family’s farm in Vermont, is a pioneer in leveraging mycelium—"nature's glue”—in Mushroom® Materials to drive sustainable innovation in the industrial sector.

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