Founders Keepers: Role of Faculty Founders in the Startup World

Wednesday, October 21 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Startup founders face many challenges, from securing investment to creating critical partnerships with industry and in the marketplace. Faculty founders juggle these challenges with the added stresses of running their research groups at the same time. As inventors and entrepreneurs, faculty bring value of their knowledge and reputation to the companies they create. This webinar will examine both the challenges and the strengths that are unique to faculty founders with our panel of esteemed professionals who have tremendous experience working with, and as, faculty founders. Panelists include:
Alex Andrianopoulos (Kairos Ventures)
Alice Chen (Accelerator Life Science Partners)
Susie Harborth (Breakthrough Properties)
Ray Stevens (USC Faculty)

Part of the webinar series “From Discovery to Commercialization: Valuable guidance to enhance the success of your startup” that is being presented by the USC Stevens Center for Innovation and the USC Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors. Throughout the 2020-21 academic year the webinars will cover a wide range of topics for USC researchers who are interested in exploring what it takes to have a successful startup. The series will feature guest speakers from a variety of fields, including lawyers, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, startup founders, and more.

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Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Faculty/Staff



Office of Research, Stevens Center for Innovation
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