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

July 02, 2023 Silas MΓ€hner - ClimateTech & ESG Headhunter Season 1 Episode 108
Sawdust to Chemicals; Building a BioChemical Startup w/ Julie Kring (Khepra)
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Sawdust to Chemicals; Building a BioChemical Startup w/ Julie Kring (Khepra)
Jul 02, 2023 Season 1 Episode 108
Silas MΓ€hner - ClimateTech & ESG Headhunter

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/
**Check out our Sponsor, NextWave Partners: https://www.next-wavepartners.com/
**Follow CleanTechies on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clean-techies/
**HMU on Twitter: @silasmahner

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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. 

Enjoy the Episode! 🌎

πŸ“Ί πŸ‘€ Prefer to watch: subscribe on YouTube.

πŸ“« Interested in written summaries and takeaways from the episode? Subscribe to the newsletter.

Want to be part of the community and engage further? Check out the Slack Channel. https://tinyurl.com/mwkn8zk5

-----
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/
**Check out our Sponsor, NextWave Partners: https://www.next-wavepartners.com/
**Follow CleanTechies on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clean-techies/
**HMU on Twitter: @silasmahner

-----
Other episodes you might enjoy:
**Most Recent Episode: Planeteer News Reaction, Thought Leadership in CT, & Leveraging Reputation w/ Somil Aggarwal
**Similar Topic: Utilizing Carbon in Everyday Products w/ Aaron Fitzgerald of Mars Materials
**Something Totally Different: Re-Engineering the World because the Future is Decarbonized w/ Matt Ward (4Ward.VC)

Support the Show.

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