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From BEC to CEO: the Entrepreneurial Experience

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G1B20

Speaker Name(s): 

Chris Myatt

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

CEO, MBio Diagnostics
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Physics Department Colloquium

Event Details & Abstract: 

Can academic training in physics – at CU, JILA, and at NIST – prepare you to start a company?  While the subject of your research may not be directly applicable to industrial problems—in my case, Bose-Einstein condensation and quantum computing—the skill sets and tools you develop are of great value in preparing you to start a company, or to find a job in industry.  I will discuss briefly the two companies I have founded, provide an overview of the technology of each, what it takes to get going, and the lessons learned in doing so.