Born and raised in Norway, Even came to the US seeking an environment that fostered creation and progress. He wanted to find a cure for cancer through nanotechnology. After received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from Clemson University, he decided to expand his horizons with a business degree that would allow him to increase his impact.
By day, Even works as a “big picture” engineer for companies that make medical devices, by night —an entrepreneur. His first venture is SouthYeast Labs, where he and a former teacher produce custom local yeast strains for craft breweries. The process of discovering so many diverse microbes through SouthYeast inspired this talk and prompted Even to ask: What else is out there, just waiting to be found?