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Bio – Steve Trampe



Steve Trampe has founded or co-founded seven different companies in various industries, including cosmetics, manufacturing, medical diagnostics, retail and fish farming.

He currently serves as chairman of Sequoia Sciences, a plant-based drug discovery company and as the director of Elemental Enzymes, a stabilized enzyme company involved in the agricultural industry.

He is also the founder of Owen Development, a real estate development company focused on unique development opportunities.

Steve is chairman of the St. Louis Building Arts Foundation, which has the largest collection of architectural artifacts in the United States, and the vice-chairman of Opera America.

He is a long-time executive board member of Opera Theatre and is a past director and president of Circus Flora, a one-ring European-style circus. He has previously served on the board of Craft Alliance, the St. Louis Film Festival and the Arts & Education Council.

He has judged numerous business plan competitions, mentored many start-up companies and has heard and reviewed hundreds of investment proposals.