Henry Blodget at the Business Insider writes that Ecovative was the coolest start-up at Davos! If you haven’t heard of it, Davos is the worlds most prestigious conference, attended by diplomats, CEOs and thought leaders from around the globe. You can follow @ebenbayer on twitter to read CEO Eben Bayer’s posts from his time partying with stars in Davos. While you’re at it, you should check out the blog post that Eben wrote on the World Economic Forum website.
This week, Gavin and Justin are heading out to Washington, Oregon and California to go on some hikes and attend the SOMA Country Mycological Association mushroom foray. They’ll be hanging out with Paul Stamets and Phil Ross, both world experts in fungi. On their way back home, Gavin and Justin are stopping in Lubbock, Texas to visit our cotton by-product suppliers and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. They’re planning to learn more about where our feedstocks come from, and discuss future research collaboration. Justin is really hoping they let him drive a John Deer cotton picker!
Next week, Sam will be traveling to Abu Dhabi for the Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony. He’s also excited to tour Masdar City, the UAE’s planned sustainable zero-carbon, zero-waste city. The following week, Sam will be speaking about EcoCradle compostable packaging at the Agrion Green Packaging event in Manhattan on January 26th.
The last week in January, Eben will be in Europe visiting the Doen Foundation and some potential partners. He’ll be continuing on to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. We’ve been selected as a World Economic Forum 2011 Tech Pioneer, so Eben will be sharing our MycoBond™ technology with world thought leaders.
Frank Sesno and his team did a fantastic job with this 4 minute video about their visit to our pilot production facility.