CleanTechies Podcast

Sawdust to Chemicals; Building a BioChemical Startup w/ Julie Kring (Khepra)

July 02, 2023 Silas Mรคhner - ClimateTech & ESG Headhunter Season 1 Episode 108
CleanTechies Podcast
Sawdust to Chemicals; Building a BioChemical Startup w/ Julie Kring (Khepra)
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In this episode Silas Mahner (@silasmahner) speaks w/ Julie Kring, (@KringJu) the founder of Khepra to discuss her journey into ClimateTech, how they are making biochemicals for AgriTech use cases out of sawdust, and her advice to founders doing similar things. 

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Topics:
**2:56 Biochemicals & her background
**8:47 How to make chemicals/biofuels
**10:27 What they do at Khepra
**13:57 Supply Chain
**19:03 From R&D to Commercialization
**25:14 How to pair R&D teams with commercial applications
**30:20 Funding experience
**35:20 Process to build a chemical company
**41:18 Expectations to achieve profitability - reach a financial event
**43:30 Biggest challenge in the process of building the co
**47:08 How to rally your team
**50:21 What she's looking forward to in the future

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Links:
**Julie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-k-70425689/
**Khepra Website: https://www.khepra.io/
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**HMU on Twitter: @silasmahner

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Biochemicals & her background
How to make chemicals / biofuels
What they do at Khepra
Supply Chain
From R&D to Commercialization
How to pair R&D teams with commercial applications
Funding experience
Process to build chemical company
Expectations to achieve profitability - reach a financial event
Biggest challenge in the process of building the co
How to rally your team
What she's looking forward to in the future