13 SEPTEMBER 2018 / Phyta Selected to Advance in the United Nations’ Hult Prize

Phyta, founded in 2016 by Eliza Harrison, Lucy Best, and Emily Kian, was selected as one of the final six teams to advance in the Hult Prize, an international social entrepreneurship competition supported by the United Nations. Each year, Hult Prize announces a business challenge based on one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

This year’s challenge was to harness the power of energy to change the lives of 10 million people by 2025. The competition will take place on Saturday, September 15th, 2018.

In 2018, Lucy Best and Emily Kian, Co-Founders of Phyta, participated in the 7th Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference. They spoke on a panel entitled “Disrupting Traditional Food Sources”, moderated by Robert Goodman, Executive Dean of Agricultura & Natural Resources at Rutgers University.

Eliza Harrison, Lucy Best, and Emily Kian, founded Phyta in October of 2016. Phyta aims to facilitate seaweed’s transition into an ingredient omnipresent in consumer products, with the added benefit of environmental remediation.

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