In 2012, Alver Co-Founders Mine Uran, a recognized protein expert, and Majbritt Byskov-Bridges, an economist, met at the Women’s International Networking (WIN) Event in Rome in 2012.
Three years later, their paths crossed again when Majbritt was researching sustainable funds for a client, and Mine had just discovered Golden Chlorella, the most disruptive protein source she has found to date.
The right people, the right time: What started at WIN became a WINning partnership, indeed! When worlds collide, magic happens. Networking events like this are fantastic because chances are high that you meet like-minded people who share the same vision.
That is why, the two Alver founders, after having participated several times in the WIN Conference over the last few years, decided to partner with the event for its 22nd anniversary edition.
This year, the iconic WIN Conference is taking place on 2 – 4 (5) October 2019 in Athens. Participants will gather at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel for the 22nd anniversary edition of the pioneering leadership experience for company executives, managers and entrepreneurs.
WIN is a pioneering leadership experience for company executives, managers and entrepreneurs. The unique 3+ day conference features an innovative and interactive program and is not only about the magical energy, the creative approach or the ease of connecting, it is also about conscious business and practical application.
The conference proposes an outstanding roster of world-class speakers, carefully selected plenaries, workshops and forums that are designed to provide useful and diverse learning opportunities, with the aim of expanding possibilities in all aspects of your life.
Mine and Majbritt will be speakers and share insights in their startup journey with the audience. Beyond that, there are many reasons why you should participate in the WINConference! You will:
- prepare yourself for the future
- find the spark to start new projects and the readiness to take on new roles
- feel inspired, calm and nurtured
- discover how to create the companies you want to run, work for and buy from
- gain insight into evolving career opportunities
- get access to an impactful community of support and meaningful connections
- attain clarity of purpose and enthusiasm for developing your feminine, authentic and global leadership style
- return with a clear and focused vision, ready to accelerate your contribution to the world…
The organizers at WIN are passionate about offering practical tools to help you prepare for the future, express your creativity, nurture your authentic strength and develop new competencies.
At WIN you will meet other amazing and aware women and men; all conscious decision makers and pioneers in their respective fields. These are solid individuals who make things happen in the world in a completely new way.
Here’s a call for you to join them. A powerful network of influence awaits you! Register today to join the Global WINConference for a truly unforgettable experience: www.winconference.net
About Alver Founders: Mine Uran and Majbritt Byskov-Bridges
Mine Uran is a globally recognized expert in protein. She is an industrial engineer with an MBA and has led teams at Unilever and DuPont (receiving the Marketing Award in 2008). In 2013 she was headhunted for the position of Head of Protein at Nestlé. In 2014, Mine was invited to the White House to discuss the future of sustainable protein.
Having spent years reviewing different sources of protein, from animal and plant, Mine has come to the conclusion that Golden Chlorella is the protein of the future. This is why she decided to leave Nestlé, to found her own company and to concentrate specifically on the development of micro-algae, which she believes, will help solve the increasingly worrisome protein issue the world faces today.
Majbritt is an economist with an MBA. She started her career on the trading floor at Morgan Stanley, moving on to strategy consulting at Monitor/Deloitte and has spent the past 10 years building the Guardian Wealth Management office in Switzerland. Majbritt has been part of shaping the Alver strategy and supporting Mine’s dream for a more sustainable world.
About Alver Golden Chlorella
Mine Uran (CEO) and Majbritt Byskov-Bridges (COO) founded Alver Golden Chlorella in September 2016. The Swiss startup specializes in the development and production of finished food products with vegan protein, predominantly derived from the microalgae Golden Chlorella.
Alver’s mission is to provide highly nutritious, tasty, healthy foods to help feed the world’s growing population while respecting the environment. Golden Chlorella is a sustainable, 100% natural, gluten and lactose free vegan source of protein. It is truly distinctive and innovative because of its neutral taste and lovely golden color which is achieved through a natural fermentation process. In fact, Golden Chlorella is the most sustainable protein source available today as its production does not require arable land, only water, light and a little sugar.
The breakthrough has been the innovation of removing taste and colour typically associated with algae products to make Golden Chlorella the incredibly versatile product that it is. Golden Chlorella is a game-changing ingredient in the food industry as it can easily be added to all foods without disrupting consumers’ eating or cooking habits.
It will help reduce animal protein and make a large positive environmental impact globally. This unique product is effectively taking micro-algae from a complement to an easy-to-use daily ingredient that will improve both our health and carbon-footprint.
Alver was launched in 2016 with a very successful crowd-funding campaign that contributed to the brand’s notoriety beyond Swiss borders. Since then, the young, innovative company has already been distinguished with numerous awards:
- Grand Prix Generation Entrepreneur 2018, Switzerland, 1st prize, 2018
- Switzerland Mass Challenge Acceleration Program 2018, EIT Food Award, 2018
- Agri & Co 2018, Fribourg, finalist, 2018
- Start-up innovation challenge, Frankfurt, Best Natural Ingredient 2017