Nivatha Balendra

CEO/Founder

Nivatha Balendra is the CEO/Founder of Dispersa Inc., a CleanTech company dedicated to developing novel technology that harnesses the power of microbes to present a low-cost and 100% biodegradable alternative to address oil contamination. Nivatha’s environmental research, which she started at the age of 17, garnered international recognition: she received the World Economic Forum Young Scientist Prize, was named Corporate Knight’s 30 under 30, and recently selected as one of 6 leading female CleanTech entrepreneurs across Canada through the Women in CleanTech Challenge. 

Nivatha is also a motivational speaker and has spoken at many events, such as TEDx and Klick MUSE. Being a Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer survivor, she shares not only her passion for science but also her outlook on living one’s life to the fullest.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

11:20am

11:20am - 11:40am

Youth

Making Waves with Nivatha Balendra of Dispersa

Nivatha Balendra has been exploring the STEM fields since she was 13 years old. At 17, she began her environmental research, focussing on a sustainable solution to remediate oil spills. At 23, she’s the founder of Dispersa, a CleanTech company dedicated to developing a technology that harnesses the power of oil-degrading bacteria to present a low-cost and 100% biodegradable alternative to address oil contamination.

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

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Thurs, Sept 26

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