Welcome to West Slope Startup Week! We’re celebrating our 5th year and gathering in Durango, CO, August 21–25, 2023.

Every session, meetup, workshop, lecture, discussion, and celebration is in-person, radically inclusive, and totally FREE!
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Lauren Czaplicki, PhD

Fungal Solutions
Durango, CO

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Dr. Lauren Czaplicki is the fun-gal behind the company Fungal Solutions: part think tank, part consultancy, part education firm, all centering on mycoremediation. She holds a doctorate from Duke University with work focusing on sustainable soil mycoremediation. Mycoremediation is any process that uses fungi to clean up pollution. She has navigated burnout and uses her strategies in her daily life. They help her face the environmental problems she seeks to solve with verve and compassion. In her downtime, Lauren can be found playing with puffballs, spending time with her family, or painting delightful landscapes and fluffy animals.