Life Science Entrepreneurship

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

March 11 – April 17, 2019

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

For Credit or Certificate. Audit by Permission.

This course will feature both core lectures on entrepreneurship and special guest presentations by notable entrepreneurs. Topics to be covered include:

- The roles of physicians, scientists, engineers and MBAs in biotech, medical device, and other life science companies

- The major trends and innovations driving the creation of new products in large, established companies and venture-capital-backed startup companies

- The venture capital process, the formation and capitalization of high-tech companies, and the role of university tech transfer offices

- Startup operational issues, roles of VCs and board members, execution time frames, the liquidity process, IPOs and mergers, and payout prospects for founders and investors

- Entrepreneurial team building, leadership and career planning

Upcoming Events

Enventure Happy Hour at Little Woodrow's (Rice Village) - Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30pm. RSVP here.

Enventure Happy Hour at Axelrad - Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30pm. RSVP here.

Class TAs

Christina Ulrich: christina (at)

Amadeus Zhu: amadeus.zhu (at)