TEDxBoston

John Hansman

Professor in Aeronautics & Director

Lejjy is a self-taught entrepreneur and experienced company operator who made his start creating opportunities at the young age of 14, and he has been working, leading, and building businesses ever since.

Lejjy is the former co-founder and CEO of a YCombinator backed biotechnology company, and one of the first operating cellular agriculture companies in Canada. He has over 15 years of experience in both public and private enterprises executing strategy, technology, and product development for everything from financial institutions, manufacturing, public health, to world class universities. He is also a founding member of Cellular Agriculture Canada and currently serves on the board of New Harvest Canada.

Lejjy believes that cellular agriculture, and other advanced food technologies, will become a pillar of how we create food over the next decade. He believes food is a fundamental aspect of life, and that we are gazing upon a new horizon of food technologies that will allow us to tackle the systemic problems that we will face as a society.