Javier Larragoiti is an innovator and entrepreneur in biotechnology, born and raised in Mexico City. He is the founder and CEO of Xilinat, an internationally awarded startup that solves environmental and social issues through biotechnology. Recently, Xilinat was selected by MIT as a SOLVER for circular economy and became global winner of “The Venture,” the most important international competition for social startups. With Xilinat, Javier created a bio-refinery process to upcycle agricultural waste into xylitol, the only sugar substitute that tastes identical to sugar and benefits human health. Prior to his experience as an entrepreneur, Javier worked in the R&D department of companies like Unilever and BASF. Javier holds a master’s degree in biochemical engineering from University College London and has been recognized by MIT as a top Innovator Under 35. Follow Javier and his work on LinkedIn and Instagram.