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Bluestem Bioscience | Virtual Incubator Resident Highlight

The Midwest provides strategic opportunities centered around agriculture and infrastructure. Bluestem Biosciences is looking to capitalize on that opportunity and build synthetic biology right here in the Midwest.

Bluestem Biosciences, Inc., is designing biology with the end in mind. They are leveraging digital biology to facilitate the discovery of biomanufacturing specifically focused on the sustainable production of materials and chemicals. Bluestem is a virtual incubator resident at The Combine Incubator, an AgTech startup program.

Founded in January 2022 in Omaha, Nebraska, Bluestem believes that building synthetic biology in the Midwest will provide strategic opportunities around agriculture and infrastructure. Not only are agriculture and infrastructure critical components that make the Midwest the perfect place to grow synthetic biology, but public and private partnerships are critical pieces to success as well. Bluestem believes that the Midwest is the perfect place to form these partnerships. Their public and private partnerships are currently helping integrate government, academia, and synthetic biology which will ultimately accelerate Bluestem's path to commercial success.

The realm of synthetic biology is limitless. McKinsey & Co. predicts a market opportunity of $2-3 trillion and BCG surveys a marketing opportunity approaching $30 trillion. The synthetic biology revolution is forecasted to be larger than the computer industry and Bluestem's ambitions are just as big.

Their team is small, but mighty consisting of Co-founders, Billy Hagstrom and Tyler Autera, and Head of Research and Development, Jared Wenger. However, there are career opportunities available if you are interested in working with an innovative company at the forefront of the synthetic biology revolution.


What is The Combine?

Invest Nebraska's Combine Incubator is a statewide initiative focused on supporting high-growth agri-food entrepreneurs through mentoring, commercialization support, physical incubation space on Nebraska's Innovation Campus, and a network of helping farmers and ranchers across the state. Invest Nebraska is a private, non-profit statewide venture development organization focused on high-growth companies in Nebraska and growing the state's entrepreneurial economy. Invest Nebraska works directly with entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies to help commercialize their technologies, launch and grow new businesses, and access needed capital.

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