Nivatha Balendra

CEO & Founder

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Nivatha Balendra

Dispersa

CEO & Founder

Nivatha Balendra is the CEO & Founder of Dispersa, a CleanTech startup dedicated to providing natural microbe-derived soapy compounds, called biosurfactants, as sustainable alternatives to synthetic surfactants. Nivatha’s environmental research, which she started at the age of 17 as a CEGEP science fair project, is now at the heart of her recently formed startup. Being a cancer survivor, the importance of having sustainable and non-toxic ingredients provided her with a personal mission to make natural ingredients more accessible and adoptable. Her passion to create an impactful difference in society using innovation is what motivates her to grow Dispersa.