Eben Bayer is the CEO and co-founder Ecovative. He uses biology to create disruptive solutions that are good for people and the planet. He has evangelized a strategy of bio-adaption around the world, including presentations at TED Global, PopTech, and The World Economic Forum in Davos. Eben is also interested in augmentative neuro-systems, thermodynamics, education, and monetary systems modeled around life. He serves on the external advisory board of the ASU Origins project, the business board of Tech Valley High School, and advises start-ups in and around New York. Eben studied at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he received dual degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Innovation & Design. For the 18 years prior, he studied agriculture and farming through hands on learning at his family farm in central Vermont.