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Category: Luna Yu

3 key lessons for budding entrepreneurs

In the last three months, my company faced many new challenges and were forced to come to terms with old problems that were swept underneath the rug. It’s made me want to reflect on the key lessons I learned. I hope this is will help you avoid the same pitfalls. Without vision, a growing ship […]

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Checking in with Luna Yu

What are you most excited for in the next three months? I’m most excited about engaging with potential customers and exploring how our technology can be of value to them. Talk about a recent setback you’ve had and how you overcame it. A recent challenge involved the termination of a partnership due to a discrepancy […]

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An update from Luna Yu

Tell us about the best news you received this quarter about your business. Our fundraising round is now officially closed! We also welcomed three interns, and all of them have been great employees. What has been your biggest challenge these last few months? Probably commissioning our new pilot facility. Nonetheless, this experience has presented a […]

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Catching up with Luna Yu

What technology challenges have you faced over the past few months and what steps have you taken to overcome them? The biggest challenges were in validating the most suitable type of bioreactors to use for making our PHAs — and hitting consistently higher yields. We’ve overcome them by pursuing continuous reiterations of our experimentation and […]

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A conversation with Luna Yu

What is your company trying to do? Genecis is trying to reprogram bacteria to convert low-value waste into high-value materials. We are developing a synthetic biology platform to create bacteria that eats carbons from waste and turns it into premium materials like biodegradable plastics. Now that you’re a finalist, you have about two years ahead […]

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Genecis CEO lays waste to wasteful practices

Luna Yu has never doubted her shot at the Women in Cleantech Challenge crown. Working as she does every day from her labs at the Banting and Best Centre in downtown Toronto, Luna plays an active role in advancing Canada’s sustainable industries. “When I heard about the challenge, I knew my company was a perfect […]

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