Ellen Brune, who started a manufacturing company to produce pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the University of Arkansas, is one of 18 women in the world who have been selected as finalists for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.
The Cartier Women's Initiative is an international business plan competition created in 2006 to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. Brune, 28, is one of two women from the United States who will compete in France in October for a prize package that includes $20,000 and a year of coaching in business development and marketing.
Brune, a member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal's Fast 15 class in 2014, earned a doctorate in chemical engineering with a focus in bioprocessing in 2013. She founded... [ MORE ]