In this episode of Life Science Success, my guest is Brian DeDecker. Brian is the CEO and co-founder of Seedling Biosystems in Boulder, Colorado. The planet’s ecosystems strain from current chemical and protein manufacturing methods and Brian co-founded Seedling to help solve this crisis.
🔑 Key Takeaways:
1️⃣ Empathy in Communication: Whether talking to students or venture capitalists, understanding your audience’s mindset is crucial. Brian shares how teaching has honed his skills in this area.
2️⃣ Sustainable Biomanufacturing: Seedling Biosystems aims to revolutionize industries by shifting processes to farming, particularly focusing on soybeans as a sustainable alternative.
3️⃣ Innovative Products: From baby formula proteins to squalene for vaccines, Seedling is working on products that not only meet market needs but do so in an eco-friendly manner.
4️⃣ Leadership Philosophy: “Do what you can with what you got, where you are.” This Teddy Roosevelt quote serves as Brian’s guiding principle, emphasizing resourcefulness.
5️⃣ Climate Change: Both a concern and a motivator, Brian believes that the challenges posed by climate change will bring out the best in humanity, driving us toward innovative solutions.