Bertha Jimenez

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).


Past Presentations

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008