From Academia to Entrepreneur: How to Start Your Own Company
Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Iorns and Dr. William Gunn
First Presented: Friday, October 5, 2012
Dr. Elizabeth Iorns and Dr. William Gunn are co-founders of the company ScienceExchange.com, which aims to improve the efficiency of scientific research by making resources and experimental services available to researchers. They will discuss what made leaving academia to work on a startup an attractive career choice for them, and how to be competitive in the business world. They will share the lessons learned as well as the collective wisdom shared within Silicon Valley’s thriving startup community. Dr. Iorns will talk about lessons learned from taking part in Y Combinator, a startup accelerator program. Dr. Gunn will discuss making the transition from academia, finding the right opportunity, and tips for working with people from non-academic backgrounds including engineers and marketers.
Presentation PDFs: Dr. Elizabeth Iorns - Dr. William Gunn