Learn how to turn your science into a business at chemistry society’s startup forum

Science in and of itself can be quite an undertaking, but if you wish to translate science into a business, you might find the prospect a bit daunting.

Lucky for you, help can be had at the upcoming Oregon Science Startup Forum, presented by the American Chemical Society’s Portland Section.

Get a helping hand with questions about science startups at the April 16 Oregon Science Startup Forum. Freeimages.com

Get a helping hand with questions about science startups at the April 16 Oregon Science Startup Forum. Freeimages.com

The forum is a one-day course in science entrepreneurship and will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16 at Mittleman Jewish Community Center, with doors opening at 8 a.m.

It’s open to anyone curious about or itching to launch science startups, including undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, experienced scientists and engineers, and folks seeking work in the sciences.

Participants will hear science entrepreneurs from around Oregon talk about their startup experiences and learn from investors, intellectual property lawyers and other experts about how to turn science into a business.

Registration is open and costs $15 for students, post-docs and unemployed scientists and $30 for employed scientists and engineers.

For more information, email Jim Tung with ACS-Portland at jimtung@gmail.com.

The forum is sponsored by ACS-Portland, the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute, the Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute, ACS’s Small Chemical Business Division, Illumina, the Oregon City Applied Research Incubator, Pacific University’s Berglund Center, Phylos Bioscience, ThermoFisher Scientific, Barran Liebman LLP and Schrödinger Inc.

Susannah L. Bodman
Twitter: @Sciwhat
Facebook: Sciwhat.Science

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