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Career Development Seminar

Career Development Seminar

 

LIFE SCIENCE CASE STUDIES:
THE PERILS AND REWARDS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 
Speaker: Jack M. Gill, Ph.D.
Cofounder, Vanguard Ventures
43-year resident of Silicon Valley and Boston
Research Scientist, Lecturer: Harvard Medical School
Faculty: MIT, Rice University
 
 
This wide-ranging lecture will cover the essential elements of life science startups, including: the origins of intellectual property, startup management, capitalization, execution issues, potential pitfalls, outcomes, and lessons learned. Of the 12 companies to be reviewed, five were successes, five were failures, and two had irrelevant outcomes. The many roles of inventors and academics will be highlighted. A powerful tool for entrepreneur skills assessment will be described.

Date: 2/27/14, 1pm to 2pm
Time: 2/27/14, 1pm to 2pm
Location: Onstead Auditorium, Basic Science Research Building, Floor 3, near Elevator J, (S3.8012)
Format: Seminar/Conference
Speaker: Jack M. Gill
Speaker Bio: Jack Gill is a 43-year veteran of Silicon Valley and Boston and has founded and financed dozens of successful companies in the instrumentation, computer, communications, and medical industries. Dr. Gill has taught entrepreneurship courses at Stanford, Harvard Medical School, MIT, Rice, Indiana, UC Davis, Yale and University College London. Jack sits on the boards of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, Project HOPE, and the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.
Contact: Kimberly Campbell - (713) 500-5605 - kimberly.j.campbell@uth.tmc.edu