Hear from biomimicry tech startup CEOs at upcoming panel

Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Association (IDEA) will host a Biomimicry Lunch ‘n’ Learn panel on Thursday, Nov. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in Peter B. Lewis, Room 201.

The event will feature two speakers, each with their own biomimetic tech startups:

  • Emily Kennedy is CEO of Hedgemon LLC, which is developing hedgehog-inspired impact material for sports helmets. She also is an inaugural fellow of the University of Akron’s Biomimicry PhD program.
  • Jeff Bargiel is CEO of EntoBio, which is developing a termite enzyme to address needs in the landscaping industry for tree stump removal. Bargiel graduated from CWRU’s Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) in 2009 with a master’s in physics entrepreneurship.

Lunch will be provided at this event. There is no need to register.