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
, Program Director, Transformative Quantum Technologies
PhD, Security Consultant, Escrypt
PhD, Quantum Application Scientist, Xanadu
PhD, Head of Materials Discovery, OTI Lumionics
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.
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 email@example.com.
We hope you will join us.