ALT TEX is a Toronto-based startup cofounded by U of T alum Avneet Ghotra and her associate, Myra Arshad, through the ICUBE accelerator offered at UTM. The company aims to commercialize a polyester-like material made from reengineered food waste to improve sustainability in the fashion industry. 

ALT TEX’s work has received media attention, and attracted eco-conscious investors to raise $1.5 million in funds toward upscaling its innovation over the past year. The Varsity talked to Ghotra about her journey so far as a young woman entrepreneur in STEM. 

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