We had the good fortune of connecting with Moji Karimi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Moji, how do you think about risk?
Risk is related to having a vision for what the future is going to look like. Basically, you are making a bet on that and become part of the process to create that future. The risk comes into play since there are other factors involved that may create a different future than what you envisioned. I’ve always embraced calculated risk-taking to create the future that I envision. At Cemvita, that’d be a future where humans live in harmony with nature. A future where humans deploy nature-inspired technology to reverse climate change. That’s the Cemvita vision and we are determined to play our part to make it happen.
What should our readers know about your business?
Cemvita Factory is a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, on a mission to create a future where humans live in harmony with nature, a future where we have applied synthetic biology to reverse climate change. We do this by genetically enhancing microbes that eat emissions and produce valuable chemicals.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m a foodie and Houston is a foodie’s heaven, so they better come hungry 🙂 Start the day with breakfast at Dot Coffeeshop, then walk it off at Memorial Park and go for a ride around Galleria and maybe some (window) shopping at the highland village. Have lunch at one of the many Persian restaurants in Houston and spend the afternoon exploring the museum district. After a much-needed siesta, head to China town for dinner and end the night with some amazing cocktails in Montrose.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout goes to spouses of entrepreneurs out there without whose support it’ll be impossible to do what we do. Thanks for believing in us and dealing with the daily emotional rollercoaster that we are on!
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