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14:00 - 16:15
2024-04-04

Time to Start-up with algae!

Chair: Vítor Verdelho

Algae-based startups are driving innovation across industries, from low-tech spirulina production to advanced biotechnology applications. These ventures offer sustainable solutions to global challenges,through initiatives like spirulina cultivation, startups are addressing malnutrition in resource-constrained regions, while advancements in algae-based polymers contribute to reducing plastic waste. Additionally, startups in the nutraceutical sector are tapping into algae's health benefits to develop supplements and functional foods, catering to growing consumer demand for natural and sustainable products.

Beyond their direct contributions, algae-based startups serve as catalysts for interdisciplinary collaboration and technological advancement. By promoting circular economy principles and resource efficiency, these startups are driving the transition towards a more sustainable future. With their innovative approaches and commitment to environmental stewardship, algae-based startups are poised to make a significant impact on society and the planet.

WEBINAR OBJECTIVES:

1. Algae start-ups, though diverse, share common sustainability characteristics.
2. The top five venture capital firms that have been investing in algae companies will outline their motivations and goals.
3. A selected group of algae companies, seeking or securing new investments, will pitch their ventures, featured on EABA's social media channels.

THIS WEBINAR WILL HAVE 2 PARTS IN 2 HOURS

Part 1 -  5 x 10 minute presentations – For Startups by Investors
Venture investors on several algae startups (either macro or microalgae)

Part 2 - 5 x 10 minute presentations – For Startups by Startups
Startups with relevant investment from venture investors (either macro or microalgae)

The speakers will globally provide a diversified view about the opportunity to invest in the algae biomass sector.

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160 €

(EABA Members)

210 €

(Non-members)

The fees will be increased 50% five days prior to the event.
No VAT is charged.

4 April

Time to Start-up with algae!

Chair

Vítor Verdelho, General Manager, EABA

13:50

Opening and welcome by EABA

Aim and framework of this longer webinar 

14:00

PART 1 – For Startups by Investors

Pedro Grilo, Investment Manager, Portugal Ventures

14:10

Josien Bakker, Investment Manager, Aqua Spark

14:20

Michael Krel, Partner, Sofinnova

14:30

Sebastian Cerezo, Partner, Moira Capital Partner

14:40

Arnaud Gabenisch, Head of Open Innovation & Funding, Syensqo 

14:50

Debate and Q&A

15:00

PART 2 – For Startups by Startups

Antonio Ida, Co-founder of Algaria srl and Spireat BioUpcycle 

15:10

Vincent Usache, CEO at Microphyt

15:20

Véronique Raoul, CEO at inalve

15:30

Olavur Gregersen, Co-founder & CEO at Ocean Rainforest, Entrepreneur within Blue Growth 

15:40

David Erlandsson, Co-founder & Sales Director at Aliga 

15:50

Debate and Q&A


16:15

End of webinar

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