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The Role of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers in High-tech Startups

March 17 – April 23, 2015
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Rice University

In this unique course offering, experienced physicians, scientists, engineers, and MBAs discuss their entrepreneural roles in biotech, medical device, and other life science companies. Faculty with over thirty years of real word experience lecture on the major trends and innovations driving the creation of new products in large, established companies and venture-capital-backed startup companies. This pragmatic, experience-based course describes the venture capital process, the formation and capitalization of high-tech companies, sources of technologies, the role of tech transfer at universities and medical schools, startup operational issues, the role of VCs and board members, execution time frames, liquidity process, IPOs and mergers, and payout prospects for founders and investors.

Throughout the course, guest entrepreneurs will be presenting live, ongoing case studies. Notable founders, M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and CEOs explain to us their involvement in various biotech, medical device, or healthcare informatics companies. In the final classes, we will engage in an interactive high-tech career planning guide as well as hear a special lecture on the various types of intelligence that lead to leadership through entrepreneurship.

Join us this spring on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to hear valuable insider secrets and success stories from decades of highly successful VC practice in medical, biotech, and infotech companies.