Andras Forgacs

Founder, Modern Meadow

Andras is an entrepreneur in deep tech and life sciences. He founded Modern Meadow working to transform the world of materials by unlocking the power of nature for a healthier planet. Modern Meadow’s Bio-Alloy biomaterials are inspired by leather and made from plant-derived protein but not from animals. Named as a 2018 Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Modern Meadow partners with some of the world’s most iconic brands to bring new life to the material world. Andras is also co-founder and chair of Fork & Goode innovating in cellular agriculture to produce delicious, nutritious and sustainable pork without animals. Previously, Andras co-founded Organovo which pioneered the use of 3D bio-printing to create human tissue for a range of biomedical applications. He managed an international technology-focused venture fund and was a consultant with McKinsey. He is co-founder and former chair of the Resolution Project focused on global social entrepreneurship, a Kauffman Fellow with the Center for Venture Education and was recognized as 40 under 40 by Crain’s New York. Andras graduated with a bachelors from Harvard and an MBA from Wharton. And his greatest venture are his two daughters Alexa and Amelia.

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