Transforming Food Waste to Create Sustainable Impact with Nivatha Balendra of Dispersa


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"We wanted to look at it from a systemic change point of view. We can create more affordable ingredients if we integrate waste from the start." — Nivatha Balendra, Dispersa

In this episode

Nivatha Balendra of Coralus Venture Dispersa joins Activator Danielle Cadhit to talk about her journey to founding Dispersa (starting from a science fair project), their work in creating biosurfactants and reducing dependency on natural resources, and their business model as an ingredients company.

They also discuss:

  • How to make ingredients more accessible and affordable to integrate them in consumer products
  • Nivatha's background and getting started in STEM
  • Finding supporters along the way + reaching out for help
  • Building the Dispersa team and growing the company
  • Becoming a Coralus Venture, and support from folks who encouraged her to apply
  • Dispersa's Ask for the Coralus community

We invite you to join us as an Activator.

Take action and engage with Nivatha and Dispersa on LinkedIn.

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