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As part of the Founder Institute’s series of free online startup events for entrepreneurs practicing social distancing, were pleased to welcome Jared Yarnall-Schane of the Biomimicry Institute for a live webinar on the topic of Using Nature as Inspiration for Innovative Design on Thursday, October 29th 2020.

Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that looks to nature as a source of solutions to human problems. The concept applies design thinking directly, by mimicking the principles and processes found in the natural world, towards the constraints of human design challenges. Watch to learn about biomimicry through an exploration of case study examples with Jared Yarnall-Schane, Entrepreneurship Director at the Biomimicry Institute, as well as how to apply the concepts of biomimicry in your own work.

You can apply here for the Biomimicry Institute's 2021 $100k 'Ray of Hope' Prize, which celebrates nature-inspired solutions addressing the world’s biggest environmental and sustainability challenges.


About the Biomimicry Institute:
The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet, with a goal of pushing biomimicry towards becoming a natural part of the design process. The Biomimicry Institute’s Global Design Challenge mobilizes tens of thousands of practitioners with the support of the Global Biomimicry Network, and provides practitioners with AskNature, a tool to begin the solution process. They support entrepreneurs in bringing their nature-inspired designs to market through the Biomimicry Launchpad program and Ray of Hope Prize, and anticipate the new biomimetic innovations that result will help to build a healthier world for all. 
About our Guest Speaker:
Jared Yarnall-Shane is Entrepreneurship Director at the Biomimicry Institute, and leverages his entrepreneurial background and startup coaching experience for the goal of commercializing biomimicry innovations. Before joining the Institute, Jared developed and ran programs with Penn State University’s incubator and accelerator programs, and was the Program Director of Thought For Food. He has directly worked with hundreds of social impact startups from around the world, helping them to secure a combined $25+ million in funding along the way. Jared was an initial founding member of GreenTowers, and has started a small food preservation company in rural Kenya. He has an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.

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