Dr Julia Wilson, Associate Director, Wellcome Sanger Institute
“The Sanger Institute is delighted to support this programme.
Many of us dream about turning an idea into an empire, and this course is a great opportunity to gain the skills and insight that could make it a reality. The course will provide and understanding of the key strategic, technical, financial, and commercial issues linked to the creation and development of an idea into a start-up. It contains a mixture of teamwork, speakers sharing their experience, coaching sessions, and is a great opportunity to test a business idea and get a taste of what life could be like as an entrepreneur.
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”.