Co-Founder, Opentrons (Brooklyn, NY)
Will believes in democratizing biotechnology because of it's potential to solve big problems ranging from food security and climate change to mass manufacturing and sustainable architecture. He first became interested in open-source lab automation as a lever for accelerating biological innovation while working at Genspace during his master’s degree at NYU’s ITP in 2014. Since then, he has been working on Opentrons -- a company that makes affordable, open-source, easy-to-use lab robots for biologists. Today, Opentrons has grown to a team of 40+ in Brooklyn, and there are hundreds of biologists in dozens of countries using OT robots accelerate their work.