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Barbara Paldus


Codex Beauty & Sekhmet Ventures

From Ebola to Beauty via Global Warming


When a technology is developed or a company is founded, it is often difficult to assess its full impact on a scientific field, industry, or society. As the technology or company evolve and grow, the core application may be completely different from the original hypothesis or plan. We will look at three case studies in optical spectroscopy applied to environmental monitoring, automation applied to bio-processing, and chemical engineering applied to cosmetics, where the end point was very different yet led to broader utility and ultimately success.

Meet the Speaker:

I am an engineer turned business person who has been in startups for over 20 years and has built two companies with revenue close to $100M, two companies with revenues exceeding $20M and several other smaller startups.

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