From PhD to Start-up Employee: Real-world PerspectivesExport this event to calendar

Thursday, June 27, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

There are many paths one can take as a researcher interested in bringing new capabilities to industry. One increasingly common route is to join a start-up. There are many genres of start-ups, from the early-stage university spin-offs to VC-backed firms with multiple trenches of funding under their belt. How do you value these different set of experiences and what are the opportunities? This lunch and learn will delve into the world of start-ups from the perspective of start-up employees who hold PhDs. They will provide their perspective on what led them to work at a start-up, what keeps them attracted to this environment, and lessons they’ve learned along the way. You will leave with a better understanding of what makes an ideal start-up employee and what to look for when seeking to advance and deploy your research skills in this setting.
 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tracey Forrest, Program Director, Transformative Quantum Technologies
 

Moderator

Nevine Ebeid PhD, Security Consultant, Escrypt
 

Panelists

Razieh Annabestani PhD, Quantum Application Scientist, Xanadu

Scott Genin PhD, Head of Materials Discovery, OTI Lumionics

Kristine Boone PhD candidate, Researcher, Quantum Benchmark


The session will begin with a presentations followed by interactive Q&A. Optional networking will take place between 1:00pm – 1:30pm. 

 All students, faculty and staff at the University of Waterloo and other ecosystem partners with an interest in quantum and commercialization are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be provided. 

RSVP is optional, yet strongly encouraged to ensure appropriate room capacity and refreshments. 

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Sara Clark, Administrative Assistant, TQT at (519) 888-4567 x30311 or tqt@uwaterloo.ca.

We hope you will join us.

 
Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) is a collaborative research initiative led by the University of Waterloo, and the technology development vector of the Institute for Quantum Computing. TQT aims to accelerate the development and deployment of impactful quantum devices.

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