Virginia Emery, PhD and Insect Entrepreneur, is the Founder and CEO of Beta Hatch and will be our guest presenter for September! Learn more about Beta Hatch at


6:00 - 6:30 PM: Networking and snacks
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Presentation and Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 PM: More networking
8:00 PM: Wrap up and head out

About the presenter:

Virginia Emery is founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, a pioneering insect farming company that is industrializing insects for agriculture. Beta Hatch is fueled by a passion to see insects reach their true potential in our food systems. The company has grown to be internationally recognized for its scientific approach to scaling insect production, earning research contracts through the National Science Foundation and other agencies. Virginia is the country’s most innovative insect entrepreneur, recently recognized as a Visionary Grist 50 Fixer. Virginia has a PhD in entomology from the University of California, Berkeley, has been awarded over 20 grants and honors, and has published on subjects ranging from chemical communication to genetics to insect behavior.

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