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From PhD to CEO: Making An Exciting Leap Into Business with Michael Förtsch

16 April 2021 15:00 - 16:00

Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna (UTC +01:00)

Ever wondered what challenges you might face when not only transitioning to industry but also when setting up your own business? In this webinar series, young European entrepreneurs share their stories of how they moved from the lab to the executive office. Register for this one to hear about Michael Förtsch's story about Q.ant,

This series is a joint initiative of The Optical Society (OSA) and the EPS Young Minds Program. Its objective is to foster innovation & entrepreneurship amongst young physicists and providing insights into the European start-up culture.


Meet the speaker, Michael Förtsch

After finishing his physics studies Michael worked on his doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany, for which he was later awarded with the Otto-Hahn-medal of the Max Planck Society. Following a research stay at the National Institute of Standards and Technology he entered industry as a strategy advisor for TRUMPF in Stuttgart, Germany. He worked as the executive assistant for the CTO of TRUMP, Dr. Peter Leibinger, from 2016 until founding Q.ant in 2018. 


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