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Nivatha Balendra

CEO

Nivatha Balendra

Dispersa

CEO

Nivatha Balendra is founder and CEO of Montreal-based Dispersa, which uses microbes to produce 100% biodegradable and versatile biosurfactants that are an alternative to petroleum-based or synthetic surfactants used in cosmetics and cleaning products. At just 23 years old she is the youngest of six finalists in the MaRS-run Women in Cleantech Challenge, a partnership with Natural Resources Canada.