Dr Julia Wilson, Associate Director, Wellcome Sanger Institute
“After experiencing first hand last year’s Startup School, I believe this has been an extraordinary and immersive experience for participants. The breadth and depth of the science, the curiosity of them all and the leaps of thinking. It has been remarkable to see the ideas develop and emerge.
An amazingly skilled cohort of scientists who are based in Academia, but would be comfortable navigating industry and understand the route from an idea to a product- they have the skills, the knowledge and the confidence now from the Startup School to do this. It’s a mini-bootcamp which aims to give you the tools needed to build your own venture with meaningful insights to help consolidate your plans.”
Dr Shai Vyakarnam, Visiting Professor at Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship University of Cranfield
“I was delighted to see the outline of the programme. It is spot on in terms of unlocking the curiosity of the scientist in learning how to make an impact with their science and taking the early first steps.
They will learn about the various options open to them and gain inspiration from those that have made the journey to impact.
Role models are crucial for the young scientist to test their own ambitions and career choices as are practical tools, frameworks and a peer group that can support each other.“
Andrew Leach, Head of Industry Partnerships, EMBL-EBI
“I am very excited to see the Startup School taking its very first cohort of participants. It is clear that there is a huge interest on the Genome Campus in entrepreneurship. The programme will provide tools, access to networks, encouragement and support that will help bridge the gap between having an exciting idea and turning this into a real startup enterprise. The programme will also provide an excellent vehicle to strengthen the links between academia and industry; having worked for many years myself within industry this is something I am particularly passionate about”.