Gabe Tavas

Gabe Tavas is a biodesigner, explorer, and social entrepreneur from Chicago whose mission in life is to empower and guide those in his profession (and other sustainability-minded makers) to protect their natural and cultural resources. He currently pursues this as the founder and CEO of Symmetry Wood, a biotech startup that makes wood from kombucha SCOBY waste as a stand-in for expensive tropical hardwood, which drives significant forest destruction in places like the Amazon Rainforest.

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