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Impactful Innovators

Impactful Innovators

By Jeanne Hedden Gallagher

April 22, 2021

This week’s episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast features insights on entrepreneurship from accomplished alumni of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at the Lally School of Management offers a management course called Impactful Innovators that brings in a successful former Rensselaer student to speak to the class each week.

In this special episode of the podcast, we hear from a few of the invited guests.

Eben Bayer, a 2007 graduate of Rensselaer, is now the cofounder and CEO of Ecovative Design, a biotech company creating materials with mycelium. Patrice Milos, a 1982 graduate of Rensselaer, is the vice president of scientific operations at Pine Trees Health, a biotech startup. Brent Solina, who graduated from Rensselaer in 2012, is now the founder and CTO of MICROrganic Technologies, a green energy company specializing in microbial fuel cell production.

They each share experiences and lessons learned from their entrepreneurial journeys.

Listen now on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherSoundCloud, TuneIn, or Every Day Matters, the RPI research and discovery blog.


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Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,600 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.