Life Science Entrepreneurship: Should You Take the Slope that Leads to Commercialization?
The workshop draws upon the goals and experience gathered as a part of Dr. Tanner’s NIH/NIGMS funded project (“Simulation Experience to Enhance Entrepreneurial Intent and Self-efficacy”, 1R43GM131458-01). The first phase of this project is primarily focused on addressing the unique challenges of women and minority life science entrepreneurs. It has gathered and compiled input from women and minority life scientists (with intent or actual entrepreneurial activity) to clarify their unique challenges and barriers to success. More importantly, it is defining how women and minorities can best identify their unique barriers, overcome them, and enhance their confidence. Given the small size of WCBR, we will take a broader focus but some aspects will specifically speak to issues unique to women and minority life scientists. We hope this workshop can help us learn as well as improve the potential value of the NIGMS project to women, men, and minority populations.
Tanner B. WCBR 2020 Education Workshop: Educating The Next Generation: Innovative Approaches To Make Science Fun. Winter Conference on Brain Research 2020; 2020 January 28; Big Sky, Montana, United States.