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Make Things Better: A Journey Through Impact Entrepreneurship with Rey Banatao

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Make Things Better: A Journey Through Impact Entrepreneurship

Wed, October 25, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

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About the speaker:

D. Rey Banatao, PhD

Rey (UCB ’96) is a scientist, entrepreneur, and investor. He specializes in the early commercialization stages of innovation, with a focus on startups working for a positive impact on society and the environment. He has successfully developed and commercialized new materials for industrial and consumer goods. Rey holds degrees in Biochemistry and Computational Biology from UC Berkeley, and UCSF, and was an NSF Fellow at the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA. Along with his siblings, Desi (UCB ’98) and Tala (UCB ’01) and their parents (Dado & Maria), the Banatao Family’s philanthropic efforts focus on the combination of education, technology and entrepreneurship, at UC Berkeley, the Asian Pacific Fund, and the Philippine Development Foundation, whose goal is to eradicate poverty in the Philippines through education and entrepreneurship. Rey is passionate about exploring remote destinations in search of good waves or snow with friends and family, and truly believes in combining work with play.

Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12:00 pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.