Education for Would-Be Entrepreneurs; Ethics for Academics; Dancing to DNA

Front Page | Education for Would-Be Enterpeneurs; Ethics for Academics; Dancing to DNA Courtesy of Burrill & Co. TIP TROVE | Education for Would-Be Entrepreneurs 1. Not every scientific discovery "deserves" a company. The product must meet a market need rather than be in search of a market. 2. It may be better to license a discovery rather than build a company around it. 3. It's critical to understand that the agenda of those funding a company will drive its strategic direction.

Steven Burrill
Mar 9, 2003

Front Page | Education for Would-Be Enterpeneurs; Ethics for Academics; Dancing to DNA


Courtesy of Burrill & Co.

TIP TROVE | Education for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

1. Not every scientific discovery "deserves" a company. The product must meet a market need rather than be in search of a market.

2. It may be better to license a discovery rather than build a company around it.

3. It's critical to understand that the agenda of those funding a company will drive its strategic direction.

4. Tulips put everything they have into a single flower ... but companies are like roses: multiple products with a lifeline of additional ones to develop.

--G. Steven Burrill, CEO, Burrill and Co., San Francisco

 



TRAINING @ | Ethics for Academics

WHAT: Teaching Research Ethics

WHERE: Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.

WHY: A workshop that trains academics how to teach graduate students the ethics of research and publication...

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