Ben Sharp is passionate about the intersection of science, innovation and entrepreneurship, and spends his time connecting the three. Through this passion he recently founded Mycovative, a small Perth-based biotechnology startup exploring the potential that fungi has as bioremediators and biomaterials.
Ben grew up in Kalgoorlie and discovered at an early age how much he enjoyed the thrill of finding answers and challenging the status quo. This led him to move to Perth in 2014 to study molecular genetics and biotechnology.
He strongly advocates other young scientists to pursue a less conventional pathway and explore the possibility of starting a business venture that utilises their science background.