Can a Scientist be a Good Entrepreneur?

12 March 2021, 15:00 - 16:30 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

To many people, the career path of a scientist and of an entrepreneur seem very different. But in fact, many scientists have become very successful entrepreneurs. Have you thought about starting your own company and creating something to make the world a better place? Giltner will relay lessons from successful scientists turned entrepreneurs to teach you what you need to know and what you need to watch out for!

About Our Speaker: David Giltner, TurningScience

David Giltner, TurningScienceDavid Giltner is the author of the book Turning Science into Things People Need, and is an internationally recognized speaker and mentor for early career scientists and engineers seeking careers in industry. He has spent the last 20+ years commercializing photonics technologies in a variety of roles for companies, including JDS Uniphase and Ball Aerospace.

David began lecturing on technical career building in 2010. In 2017 he started TurningScience to provide tools and advice for making the transition from academia into the private sector.

David has developed the unique ability to function well in both highly technical and business circles, and has often functioned as an interpreter to help these two words communicate more productively. He now uses this skill to help scientists and engineers understand the world of product development so they can design and build rewarding careers in industry.

David has a BS and PhD in physics and holds six patents in the fields of laser spectroscopy and optical communications.

 

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