2:55 - Choosing between research and entrepreneurship
7:08 - Meeting a co-founder and future husband
13:09 - Global supply chain
14:34 - The challenge of certification
20:06 - Running a startup with your husband
Olga Dubey is the co-founder and CEO of AgroSustain, a one-stop-shop solution for biological plant protection. She’s originally from Russia and came to Switzerland for her PhD in Plant Pathology, during which she met her husband and future AgroSustain co-founder.
AgroSustain produces natural, biological crop protection solutions. These solutions serve to reduce food waste by preventing the formation of molds both in the field and on the shelf. The product, which is invisible and does not smell, creates a very thin barrier around the food which leads it to reduce its respiration — according to Olga, this is the plant equivalent of “falling asleep”.
"A researcher isn’t just someone who sits in a lab all day. It’s someone who’s constantly developing their analytical abilities."
"When you run a startup, you learn something new every day. You never get bored."
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