Alternative careers for scientists: scientific entrepreneurs

Wendy Yee wyee at aaas.org
Thu Sep 5 16:24:20 EST 1996


CREATING YOUR OWN COMPANY: ENTREPRENEURS WITH A SCIENTIFIC ATTITUDE 


Science's Next Wave, a Web site published by American Association for 
the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science magazine, will be
presenting a feature on information technology and biotechnology
entrepreneurs who started their careers in technical or scientific
fields. This Entrepreneurs feature is part of our series on alternative
careers for scientists, New Niches, and will be accessible starting on
Friday, September 6th.

The entrepreneurial New Niche will feature CEOs and chief scientific
officers from information technology and biotechnology companies, who
will discuss several topics, including:
   -- how and why they started their companies 
   -- what is an entrepreneur?
   -- key considerations in organizing and running start-ups 
   -- the start-up process and the role of venture capitalism
   -- utilizing scientific backgrounds effectively in the start-up 
           environment
   -- preparing yourself for making the leap to an infant company\


Featured participants:

-- Leonard Schleifer, President, CEO, and founder of
Regeneron              	Pharmaceuticals
-- Lee Jensen, Ph.D., President and founder of Vitadata Corp., which 
   	runs the Bio-Online web resource site
-- William Hunter, M.D. Chief Scientific Officer and founder
of             	Angiotech  Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
-- Joseph Chung, M.S. Chief Technology Officer and founder of the
Art       	Technology Group, a software development and Internet
consulting         services firm
-- Cynthia Robbins-Roth, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Bioventure
Publishing    	Inc.; Principal, Bioventure Consultants
-- Spiros Jamas, President, CEO, and founder of Alpha-Beta
Technology,    	Inc.


Science's Next Wave will be providing links to related resources for
scientists contemplating career changes with an entrepreneurial slant. 
We strongly encourage you to tell your peers and colleagues about the
current and future New Niche features.

The Entrepreneurial New Niche will be active starting on Friday,
September 6th. You are encouraged to direct your comments and career
questions to the participants  via the Web site over the next two
months.

The URL for the Next Wave homepage is          
http://sci.aaas.org/nextwave/

If you would not like to receive e-mail notices about future Next Wave
features which discuss alternative careers for scientists, please let us
know.


The Editors of
Science's Next Wave
___________________

Wendy Yee
Associate Editor
Science's Next Wave
wyee at aaas.org




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