This workshop is meant to demystify transitioning to a startup from academia, as an employee. The following topics are discussed:
1. Creating something new;
2. Need to be comfortable with change;
3. All hands on deck;
4. Financial (in)security/assessing risk;
5. Stocks, vesting, benefits;
6. Accelerating careers; and
7. High expectations with little direction.
Factors that researchers should consider while evaluating the feasibility of launching a startup based on their research.
About this event
Topic: Idea Evaluation for researchers considering startups
Psychology of deep tech startup founders: How to muster courage to launch a startup?
October 7, 2021.
Invited speakers: Heather Koshinsky, Dave Schaffer, and Douglas Crawford
1. Formative experiences that shaped your startup views.
2. Decision trees before one jumps into your startups.
3. Considerations on your own family front.
4. Dealing with stress (personnel/financial/uncertainty) and the importance of support networks, family, friends, advisors, etc.
5. How to make this a fun experience?
6. Advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
The role that law firms play in a startup journey
Attend this workshop to understand why a startup needs a law firm from incorporation to exit and everything in between. Joe Wyatt, a Partner at WilmerHale will walk through the stages of a startup and the role a startup law firm plays during the journey.
Speaker: Joe Wyatt, WilmerHale
Kevin was supposed to have presented in the Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Program's online workshop on May 20, 2021. However we were Zoom bombed and had to cut the event shorter.
He was kind to record this video and share it with us, so our community could still have access to the information he was going to share with us that night.