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Unlocking the Black Box of Business: BU Doctoral & PostDoc Workshops

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BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center

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An entrepreneurship and innovation workshop series for Boston University graduate, post-doc, and doctoral students.

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Are you a BU doctoral student, postdoc, med student or resident who wonders about the world of business?

These workshops are designed to bring an array of policy, career, and business topics to light. This content will help you think about your next steps in life, whether that includes continued research, corporate roles, or entrepreneurship.

Led by Rana K. Gupta, BU’s Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship.

We'll talk about:

  • Your research, ideas, and work, and how you might bring that idea to market.
  • Where should you start? What do you need to know? How do you go about this business stuff? 
  • We'll put aside confusing business jargon and make the process of bringing an idea to market a little easier to understand.

What you’ll get:

  • Exposure to people in various careers
  • The “mechanics” basics of advancing research, ideas, technologies and products
  • Tools to use as you embark on your personal path to impact, whatever that may be

Fall 2021 Topics:

  • 9/21 | Frances Forrester, PhD: "That is patently false.", "I have patent leather shoes." Nope, neither of those uses are correct. So what IS a patent and how do we use them properly?
  • 10/19 | Dan Lilly: SBIRs, cool. Overview of, and how to apply for SBIR funding.
  • 11/2 | Alice Nichols: Buzz Lightyear to the rescue! Creating the buzz around your idea.
  • 11/16 | Linda Plano, PhD: You want to give a good pitch? You better do YOUR homework. Hint: a good idea does not a good pitch make.
  • 12/7 | Dan Hebert: Why DON'T they teach sales in Business School? I don't know, it makes no sense to me! Come learn about sales.

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Questions? Reach out to Rana Gupta, BU Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship: 617.353.0606, rkgupta@bu.edu

Innovate@BU is a University-wide initiative to enable all BU Terriers to become drivers of innovation in their own lives, careers, and communities. Innovate@BU's physical home, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, hosts experiential learning programs that foster an entrepreneurial mindset by teaching innovation, communication, and collaboration skills. Check out more Innovate@BU events!

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Innovate@BU is a University-wide initiative to enable all BU Terriers to become drivers of innovation in their own lives, careers, and communities. Its physical home, the BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, hosts experiential learning programs that foster an entrepreneurial mindset by teaching innovation, communication, and collaboration skills. 

See a full list of events on our website: https://www.bu.edu/innovate/events/

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