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Synthetic biology: a fireside chat with Dan Widmaier, CEO of Bolt Threads

  • Cicada Innovations 4 Cornwallis Street Eveleigh, NSW 2015 Australia (map)


Cicada Innovations in partnership with East West Capital are hosting a Q&A with Dan Widmaier, CEO and founder of Bolt Threads to discuss synthetic biology and the amazing potential for both food and fiber industries. This event will bring together those interested and passionate about synthetic biology to meet likeminded people and learn more about fast approaching revolution. 

About Bolt Threads

Bolt Threads are a world-leading synthetic biology company producing spider silk fibers using synthetic biology techniques. Bolt Threads currently have two products: micro silk, a spider silk produced without the use of a single spider, this can be woven into accessories and clothing, they've also launched Mylo, a leather substitute produced using the underground root system of mushrooms. 

Bolt Threads have raised in excess of USD $200m to bring this amazing technology to market.

About your host

Amit Tewari is the founder of Soul Burger, Australia's first all vegan burger chain. When transitioning from traditional meat products to plant-based alternatives Amit recognised a huge opportunity for synthetic biology to provide genuine alternatives to raising livestock. For the last few years Amit has been enthusiastically investigating clean meat products. 

Event agenda

5:30pm - doors open, networking drinks

6:15pm - fireside chat with Dan Widmaier and Amit Tewari

6:45pm - Q&A from the audience

7:15pm - event close, networking drinks

RSVP to the event through Eventbrite.

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