October 2 – From Academia to Entrepreneur: How to Start Your Own Company

Discussion with Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D, winner of the 2012 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur award and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Science Exchange and with William Gunn, Ph.D., Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley. They will discuss what made leaving academia to work on a startup as an attractive career choice to them. They will share the lessons they’ve learned along the way as well as the collective wisdom shared within Silicon Valley’s thriving startup community. They will also talk about making the transition from academia, how to find the right opportunities, how to be competitive in the business world and tips for working with people from non-academic backgrounds including engineers and marketers.

Title:  From Academia to Entrepreneur:  How to Start Your Own Company

Date:  Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Time:   Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Location:  Room L-211/213, 72 East Concord St.

Additional Information: Lunch Provided. Register by Email: yolanta@bu.  The talk is open to PhD Students and Postdocs.

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