CEO and co-founder of Ecovative

In 2008, Eben was the winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. He received €500,000 to further develop Ecovative. Ecovative is a material science company developing a new class of home-compostable packaging materials based on mycelium, a living organism. Mushroom Materials are high-performance, environmentally responsible alternatives to traditional styrofoam packaging, insulation, and other synthetic materials.


Eben uses biology to create disruptive solutions that are good for people and the planet. He has evangelized a strategy of bio-adaption around the world, including presentations at TED Global, PopTech, and The World Economic Forum in Davos.

"Each year some of the best thinkers and doers working on green technology convene in Amsterdam to present their Big Idea - I am so excited to see what this year's group has to offer the world."