CIFST ALT Speaker – Natasha Dhayagude

CLOSING SESSION – Learn about how clean-label preservatives play a vital role in future scalability and success of food products in the marketplace.
4:45 TO 5:30 P.M.

Natasha Dhayagude | CEO
Chinova Bioworks

Natasha Dhayagude is the CEO and co-founder of Chinova Bioworks. The company was founded in 2016 and it is a food technology company, developing natural, clean-label preservatives extracted from mushrooms for the food and beverage industry. Natasha was named and awarded Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017 and Startup Canada’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 for her work in founding Chinova. Since then she has raised $5M in investment from major food-tech venture capitalists and has formed strategic partnerships with major multinational producers in the food-tech industry. The company is headquartered in Atlantic Canada with a team that consists of 90% women in STEM fields.