Life Science Entrepreneurship
The Role of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers in High-tech Startups
IMPORTANT! CLASSROOM COURSE CANCELLED!
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES ISSUED BY RICE UNIVERSITY, WE CANNOT OFFER THE IN-CLASS COURSE THIS SPRING.
ONLY RICE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WHO NEED THIS COURSE TO GRADUATE ARE ABLE TO TAKE THE ONLINE-ONLY VERSION.
March 23 – April 22, 2020
Mostly Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM (CST)
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
Alem Abebe Belachew
"You Don't Know Jack"
MGMT / BIOE 633: Life Science Entrepreneurship
Course Introduction at Valhalla (near Keck Hall on the Rice University Campus)
Open to all Graduate Students of Rice and TMC Institutions (BCM, UTH, MDA, etc.)
Wednesday, February 26, 5:00 - 7:00 PM