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AZ Tech Roundtable 2.0

AZ Tech Roundtable 2.0 with Matt Battaglia

The show where EntrepreneursTop Executives, Founders, and Investors come to share insights about the future of business


AZ TRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, & how classic industries are evolving

Common Topics Discussed: Startups, Founders, Funds & Venture Capital, Business, Entrepreneurship, Biotech, Blockchain / Crypto, Executive Comp, Investing, Stocks, Real Estate + Alternative Investments, and more… 


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Mar 30, 2021

Cell Based Collagen from Jellatech + BRT 2.2021 - Best of Tech 2021 AR, AI + EV 

- BRT S02 EP13 (60) 03-28-2021


Things We Learned This Week:

  • Collagen 2.0 – Innovation in 21st Century
  • Gelatin is a derivative from Collagen, makes popular gummies
  • Collagen is usually used for health
  • Sustainable Future with byproduct of animal cells
  • Start w/ cell culture from a live animal, extract collagen or product



Guests: Stephanie Michelsen, Co-Founder / CEO Jellatech


Stephanie Michelsen, founder and CEO of Jellatech, aims to use biotechnology to synthesize animal proteins - without killing the animals. This includes collagen and gelatin produced from animal cell lines and cultured in giant bioreactors to be used in food, pharma and cosmetic applications. Jellatech has raised $2.1 million. The Raleigh-based startup CEO lauded, lands on Forbes 30 under 30


Jellatech is a developer of cutting-edge technologies to produce high quality, pure, animal-free collagen and gelatin. Founded by a group of innovators, dreamers, entrepreneurs and scientists, Jellatech is on a mission to eliminate animals from the food system, making better ingredient products - starting with collagen and gelatin.

Collagen is a by-product of the meat industry. You may be familiar with collagen from seeing it in skin serums, or with its derivative, gelatin, in gummy bears - but it’s likely around you much more than you realize. This ingredient is used in a number of applications such as for food texturizers, vaccine stabilizers, pill capsules, the clarification of wine and beer, and many more. 

Today, the only way to source native, functional collagen is to extract it from animals. This is what they are changing at Jellatech. Jellatech makes functional, native collagen - without animals. Cellular agriculture enables one to produce a more sustainable, smarter high quality collagen that breaks the cycle of relying on an inefficient and unethical supply chain of live animals.



Ryan Bethencourt w/ Wild Earth (Vegan pet Food) is one of the major backers of Jellatech  

Gelatin is a derivative from Collagen, and what gummies, or what Jello is made of

Collagen 2.0 – Innovation in 21st Century, been around 200+ years, and uses parts f animal people do not want

Collagen is usually used for health, beauty, supplements for joint health (in powdered form), skin care, burn injuries, and skin grafts

Start w/ cell culture from a live animal, extract collagen or product – need 1 cow & take a biopsy, then grow cell. Process is very efficient – use less land, and less animals

Sustainable Future with byproduct of animal cells, use specialized cells

Also byproducts of meat industry like beer, wine, pills, gummy

Impossible Burgers – plant based hamburgers



Topic: BRT 2.2021: Best of Tech in 2021

Clips from BRT Tech Themed Shows in early 2021 –

Topics Include: VR (Virtual Reality), AI (Artificial Intelligence), EV (Electric Vehicles), Autonomous Vehicles


  1. - Guest: Amy Peck, Founder / CEO of Endeavor VR - from 2/21/21, Seg. 3

EndeavorVR, works to bridge the gap between AR/VR developers & solution providers and corporations & institutions. The capabilities of AR/VR are vast and can combine with other technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Body/Eye Tracking and Haptics. These technologies will dramatically improve every human endeavor.

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  1. - Guest: David Schie, Founder / CEO of AI Storm - from 3/7/21, Seg. 4 /

AI Storm is a AI company that makes the sensor tech used in common products for security cameras, traffic devices, and vehicles (cars). AI (Artificial Intelligence) common uses in everyday services that people are unaware of, and how the technology works. We also ponder the future uses of AI technology and how many industries it will be a part of in the next decade.

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  1. - Guest: Mark Hanchett CEO & Founder of Atlis Motor Vehicles - from 1/31/21 Seg. 2

Electric vehicles history, and the inspiration for Atlis Motors. Atlis is an energy company, the Apple of electric vehicles and the truck is their I-Pod. Electric trucks, engine battery, and battery design. Where (and how) is the battery produced?

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  1. - Guest: Robert Brown Senior Director of External Affairs at TuSimple - from 1/31/21, Seg 3

TuSimple is an autonomous (driverless) truck company using AI software to control the truck with a driver riding in the cab. They are operational on a test basis from Az to Texas, and expect to be live in 2024. Robert talks about the technology of the AI trucks, safety protocol, and the process to get Gov’t agreement. Then he tells of the future of the truck market, truck driver employment.

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More - BRT Best of Tech 2021:

BRT Summer TechFest 2021 – Drones, Robotics & More Tech

Tech for the Holidays - BRT Best of Tech 2021


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The show where EntrepreneursHigh Level Executives, Business Owners, and Investors come to share insight and ideas about the future of businessBRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, and how classic industries are evolving

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