Florence Gschwend is a PhD graduate from the Imperial College in London. She’s won numerous awards for her work in the use of waste wood for biorefinery applications. Florence was named as one of Europe’s most promising gamechangers under 30 by Forbes. She’s passionate about using her skills to help future-proof the environment. She now runs the Chrysalix Technologies startup which aims to further disrupt the behemoth fossil fuel industry, by turning wood that would otherwise go to the landfill or be incinerated into plastics or fuel.
We had a fascinating discussion with Florence on location at Chrysalix Technologies. We discussed a range of topics from her path to becoming a co-founder of a tech startup; the pros and cons of the bioeconomy; how Chrysalix Technologies aims to disrupt the 150 year old petrochemical industry; her tips, tricks, hacks and advice for scholars, students or anyone aiming to get their own tech startup off the ground.
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