<aside> πŸ’‘ What's up! I'm Rikard, a 21 year old excited about improving lives at the intersection of biology and tech and empowering others to reach their goals through community building. Super interested in the future of food, longevity, ethics, and psychology. You can catch me playing soccer, learning MMA, and going down obscure youtube + reddit rabbit holes. I love meeting new people, so reach out! Glad to help out any way I can πŸ™‚ Linkedin // Twitter


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πŸŽ“ Studying Computer Science + Biology at the University of Waterloo.

πŸ’»Β R&D Coordinator at Waterloo’s Alt Protein Project.

🧬 On Deck Longevity Fellow.

πŸ“– Reading Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)


πŸ’Š 1.5 years of experience working in AI/drug discovery at the Magarvey Lab, Cyclica, and BioAge Labs.

🏠 Organized a co-living community of ambitious youth through Edyfi.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Part of inaugural BioDojo cohort (now NucleateDojo), an interdisciplinary life sciences community, lived in the in person version as well!

πŸ”¬ Ran a startup recognized by the UN building an improved and affordable blood alcohol indicator.

πŸ“ˆ Helped grow one of Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges from 2,000 to 10,000 users in 3 months.

πŸ—“οΈ Organized two of Canada's biggest medtech innovation events for youth, BioTEC and OMS.

πŸ† Three time national champion, two time international finalist in DECA business finance competitions.

πŸ’° Consulted blockchain projects on marketing/content creation, helping them raise tens of millions of dollars.

πŸ”Ž The Knowledge Society Alumni (samples: cold fusion, longevity, crypto).

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