Waste isn’t waste anymore.
Bertha Jimenez is the co-founder of RISE, a startup that turns organic industrial waste into value by converting it into raw materials. Currently focusing RISE on converting by-products of the beer and wine industry into food grade materials, Dr. Jimenez recently received her Ph.D. from NYU, where her doctoral thesis was entitled The Entrepreneurial Sandbox: The Role of Co-Curricular Programs on Nurturing Student Entrepreneurs.
She also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (Guayaquil, Ecuador) and an M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management from Portland State University (Portland, USA).