Alumni Entrepreneurs

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Alumni Entrepreneurs

Paul Stamets, BSc, 1979Paul Stamets


Fungi Perfecti, LLC

Type of Business

Mail Order/Research

Please describe any patents you hold on inventions or processes and where those are held and when you got the patent.
  1. MYCOPESTICIDES, U.S. Pat. # 6,660,290, sole inventor.
  2. MYCOATTRACTANTS AND MYCOPESTICIDES, U.S. Patent No. # 7,122,176, sole inventor.
  3. MYCOPESTICIDES & MYCOATTRACTANTS # 20011296679, Australian Patent, sole inventor.

6 more patents are in process.

Contact Information

PO BOX 7634
Olympia, Wa

Phone: (360) 426-9292
Fax:(360) 426-9377

Email Paul

Aerial shotDescription of Business or Organization

Mail order business specializing in providing information on the cultivation and identification of mushroom forming fungi. Much of our profits are steered into research on protecting rare species in the old growth forest. Our extensive laboratory complex houses thousands of cultures which are used to generate tons of pure culture mycelial mycomass.

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

Made me depend upon myself, and that my scholastic endeavors continue with every waking moment. Most of all, I became enthralled with the wonderment of nature, and systems thinking.

Additional Comments

Paul received the 1998 "Bioneers Award" from The Collective Heritage Institute, and the 1999 "Founder of a New Northwest Award" from the Pacific Rim Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. In 2008, Paul received the National Geographic Adventure’s Magazine’s Green-O-vator and the Argosy Foundation’s E-chievement Awards. In November of 2008, Utne Reader recognized Paul as one of the 50 Visionaries of the Year.