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On May 31st, 2017 Pangaea Ventures hosted its third Advanced Materials Commercialization Summit. The summit was attended by entrepreneurs representing some of the world’s most innovative, leading edge start-ups along with senior thought leaders from dozens of the world’s largest chemical and materials companies. Discussions focused on mission critical topics around advanced materials commercialization.

Speakers included start up CEOs Jennifer Holmgren of Lanzatech, Joshua Hoffman of Zymergen, Andrew Fursman of 1Qbit, Charles Dimmer of Checkerspot, Tamer Mohamed of Aspect Biosystemrs, Michael Schrader of Vaxess, Matt Sand of 3DEO, Christina Lomasney of Modumetal, Ben Sparrow of Saltworks, Marc Lebel of FRX Polymers, Dr. Ryan D’Arcy of Healthtech Connex, and Chris Gronnet of 4th Phase. Investor speakers included Pulakesh Mukherjee of BASF Venture Capital, Marc van de Berg of DBL Partners, Patti Glaza of Invest Detroit, Dr. Brendan Byrne of Telus Ventures, and of course the Pangaea team.

  • David Lazovsky, Chairman, ESS Inc.
  • Networking
  • Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
  • Ezra Roisen, author, Magic Box Paradigm
  • Charles Dimmler, CEO, Checkerspot
  • Dr. Sanford Moskowitz, Professor at the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
  • Chris Erickson, General Partner, Pangaea Ventures Ltd.
  • Andrew Fursman, CEO, 1QB Information Technologies
  • Are Biomaterials the Key to Personalized Health? panel
  • Can Materials Make Manufacturing Great Again? panel
  • Financing Evolved Panel
  • Crossing the Valley of Death panel