Judy was in the Huffington Post! Read her blog post "Why Bragging is Good for Women"! 


Maximizing Utility and Adoption of Biobased Chemicals

Judy Giordan joined the "Bio-based vs. Petroleum: Competing on Price, Performance and Quality" panel at the 4th Annual World Bio Markets USA conference in San Francisco, CA, on October 30.  Her presentation "Everything but the Squeal: Maximizing Utility and Adoption of Biobased Chemicals" discusses how we need to move beyond simply talking about invention and start thinking about value chains, supply and demand, and scaling the science.  There's a language to innovation and we need to learn it to be successful and really solve the global challenges facing us.

Download the slides here.

Judy featured in a World Bio Markets USA podcast

Judy spoke with Hannah Yates, Research Analyst at Green Power Conferences, about some of the key questions to think about and learn more about at the upcoming World Bio Markets USA meeting in San Francisco, October 29-30, 2013.  Judy will be a speaker in the "Bio-based vs. Petroleum: Competing on Price, Performance and Quality" symposium during the conference.

Check out Judy's podcast to hear her thoughts on 4 key questions: 

  1. What do you think has been the most important development of the past 12 months?
  2. Strategic partnerships are being announced nearly every week – what do you see as the key factors for integrating bio-based chemicals and materials into an existing company’s supply chain? 
  3. What are some key points new star-up ventures need to know when approaching a potential strategic partner?
  4. What do you think will be the biggest topic of conversation at WBM USA 2013?

Exit Strategies - Financing to the End Game

Judy moderated the panel "Exit Strategies - Financing to the End Game" at the American Chemical Society Entrepreneur Resources Center Entrepreneur Summit at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in March 2013.  The panel featured Dr. Stephen Flaim of Tech Coast Angels, Dr. Scott Lockledge of Fairbridge Venture Partners, and Dr. Edward Greer of the Venture and Business Development Group of the Dow Chemical Company.

Download the slides here.

You can watch the presentation here - this panel begins at 01:04:00 of the video.

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Fireside Chat – How Green Is Your Company… and How Do You Tell Your Story?

Judy moderated an ACS Chemical Entrepreneurship Series Webinar on July 19, 2012 titled "Fireside Chat – How Green Is Your Company…and How Do You Tell Your Story?"  Dr. Robert Peoples of the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute, and Dr. Karen Buechler of ALD NanoSolutions, were the webinar panelists.  Watch the recorded webinar for more on:

  • What “green” really means for your business…and not just from a “white washing” or  “marketing” perspective!
  • Does “being green” have to be an outward and “in your face” part of your value proposition. Or is it COST and PERFORMANCE that really resonates with customers…not “GREEN”!
  • Does where you play in the value chain matter in “being green”? Or IS IT MARKET DEPENDENT?

Fireside Chat with Entrepreneurs – The Challenges of Scaling a Global Biomaterials Supply Chain

Judy moderated the American Chemical Society (ACS) Entrepreneurship Series webinar on May 3, 2012, "Challenges of Scaling a Global Biomaterials Supply Chain." Dr. Sharon Feng, Bayer Material Science and Mr. Joseph Steig, Natural Composites, Inc. provide their insights on biobased materials and and scaling challenges. Watch the recorded webinar (click above) for more on:

  • Why are bio-based materials important and what are they?
  • How is the supply chain for bio-based materials defined?
  • What are the forces governing it?
  • And what are the challenges facing those technologies that need to scale using bio based materials?

Lens of the Market

Judy and Joseph Steig are featured in this video by Scott Hancock on ecosVC's Lens of the Market (LoM) workshop offered to the NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI).

Judy and Joseph describe the Lens of the Market workshop, an opportunity STEM researchers to learn the language and the lens of the market and how to use this to further their research and potentially solve some of the great challenges facing the world today.  Students who recently attended a LoM workshop discuss what they learned, such as their place in the value chain and the language of the market, and how Judy and Joseph's facilitation of the workshop really made it enjoyable and informative.

Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry - Lens of the Market Workshop

Judy and her ecosVC partner Joseph Steig hosted a Lens of the Market (LoM) Workshop today at Oregon State University for the Phase II CCI, the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC).  The workshop brought together 6 teams of graduate students, post docs and faculty researching various aspects of inorganic nanocluster chemistry and thin film formation.  

The LoM Workshop's goal is to help researchers build a common vocabulary and set of skills for using both the lens of the market and the lens of research in developing innovations and translating them to market use.

Judy reviewing a value chain with a workshop participant.

Judy reviewing a value chain with a workshop participant.

Joseph Steig discusses  Innovation Intensive , the next step in the process of understanding innovations and markets.

Joseph Steig discusses Innovation Intensive, the next step in the process of understanding innovations and markets.