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Can a Scientist be a Good Entrepreneur?

14 June 2022

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

To many people, the career path of a scientist and of an entrepreneur seem very different. But in fact, many scientists have become very successful entrepreneurs. Have you thought about starting your own company and creating something to make the world a better place? Dr. Giltner will relay lessons from successful scientists turned entrepreneurs to teach you what you need to know and what you need to watch out for!

About Our Speaker: David Giltner, TurningScience

David Giltner, TurningScienceDavid M. Giltner is the author of the books Turning Science into Things People Need: Voices of Scientists Working in Industry and It’s a Game, not a Formula: How to Succeed as a Scientist Working in the Private Sector and is an internationally recognized speaker and mentor for early career scientists and engineers seeking careers in industry. He has spent the last 20+ years commercializing photonics technologies in a variety of roles for both very large and very small companies.David began lecturing on private sector careers in 2010. In 2017 he started TurningScience to provide tools and advice for making the transition from academia into the private sector. In addition to his private sector career mentoring, he mentors startup teams and teaches entrepreneurs how to bring their technology to market and develop successful new products. David has a BS and PhD in physics and holds seven patents in the fields of laser spectroscopy and optical communications.

 

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