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Colin Ardern and Alex Blum, Applied Bioplastics

  • May 25, 2022
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712


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A Journey from Charity to Industry

How direct action and a desire to make change can change your life and improve the world; or, how two young Austinites turned a desire to help others into a world-changing business.

About our speakers:

Colin Ardern is the CEO and co-founder of Applied Bioplastics in Austin. He built a team of 16 employees across 3 countries to commercialize multiple bioplastic product offerings for durable applications.

Prior to founding Applied Bioplastics, Colin delivered complex software installation and support projects across the healthcare and banking sectors.

Alexander Blum is co-founder and Chief Impact Officer at Applied Bioplastics. Alex is a Houstonian by birth and an Austinite by choice, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a philanthropist and activist, and a pioneer in the field of durable biocomposites. He leads the Blum Family Foundation, the Protecting Texas Families PAC, and the Ikaros Project. Explore his work at www.consequential.co 


6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

7:50am - Speaker Introduction

8:20am - Q&A

8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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