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‘Career Options: Entrepreneurship’

Postdoctoral R&D Entrepreneurship Fellow with University of Memphis and Epicentre

Oct. 5, 2020—A New Frontier For Entrepreneurship The University of Memphis and Epicenter have partnered to create a new program designed to hire post-doc fellows to start businesses, utilizing patented intellectual property developed both in Memphis and across the United States, to turn great ideas into successful companies. The Patents2Products Post-Doc program creates a two-year funded position for research entrepreneurs...

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2021 Moore Inventor Fellows limited submission apps due Oct. 15

Oct. 1, 2020—Are you a postdoc with an invention idea? Vanderbilt (VU + VUMC combined) may nominate up to 2 candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellows competition. The Moore Foundation aims to support scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care.. Each fellow will...

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Tennessee Brewer Uses Scientific Principles to Elevate Beer Creation Process

Sep. 15, 2020—This article was originally published in Results & Discussion, Issue 3, Spring 2016. By Andrew Wiese, Graduate Student Cell biologist turned brewmaster, Dr. Laura Burns, left an academia-centered career path three years ago for the opportunity to pursue her passion for fermentation and beer creation. Taking advantage of a unique opportunity, Dr. Burns turned a...

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Patents2Products Fellowship Program, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Sep. 11, 2020—A New Frontier For Entrepreneurship The University of Memphis and Epicenter have partnered to create a new program designed to hire post-doc fellows to start businesses, utilizing patented intellectual property developed both in Memphis and across the United States, to turn great ideas into successful companies. The Patents2Products Post-Doc program creates a two-year funded position for research entrepreneurs...

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Non-ASPIRE Programs to Enhance Your Career and Professional Development

Aug. 28, 2020—The ASPIRE program provides many opportunities for career and professional development, but there are numerous other terrific opportunities at Vanderbilt and in Nashville to test your interests and build your skills and network. This list of potential activities to enhance your career and professional development was originally compiled by VU alumnus Teddy van Opstal, PhD...

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LaunchTN Mentor Networks: Student Edition, applications due November 30th

Nov. 19, 2019—The LaunchTN Mentor Networks: Student Edition is an eight-month mentoring program for early-stage Tennessee student-founded companies. STEM-focused startups will connect with a network of valuable guidance and resources while the founders continue to pursue their degrees. Apply by Nov. 30 to join the 2020 cohort! See the program flyer for more details  

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2020 ASPIRE Module: Management and Business Principles for Scientists now accepting applications!

Nov. 7, 2019—Business principles affect all organizations. In today’s highly competitive and highly complicated working environments, understanding these principles gives leaders and managers a strategic advantage, enabling them to handle situations more effectively and make decisions more effectively. In spring semester 2020, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering a module for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, Business...

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Flagship’s Fellows Program

Aug. 19, 2019—A 12-week paid summer program where exceptional innovator-entrepreneurs help create the next disruptive life science startups. We recruit outstanding scientists, engineers, inventors and budding entrepreneurs to work hand-in-hand with our seasoned professionals through our uniquely entrepreneurial scientific exploration process, with the potential to ultimately produce pioneering new ventures. This program is exclusively for Ph.D., M.D.,...

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36|86: Startup Job Fair with Launch Tennessee

Aug. 8, 2019—Interested in exploring a career in the startup world? Join Launch Tennessee at our inaugural 36|86: Startup Job Fair, in conjunction with Live on the Green music festival in downtown Nashville. Friday August 30 and Saturday 31st, the 36|86 Pavilion at Live On The Green music festival will feature a Startup Job Fair. This casual...

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Enabling Innovation Initiative (eI2) Seminar: “From the Trenches: Perspectives on Launching a Company from Academia”

Mar. 29, 2019—Please join us next Friday for Jeff Conn and Brian Laden’s presentation: “From the Trenches: Perspectives on Launching a Company from Academia” This seminar will take place on Friday, April 5 at 2:00 PM in 214 Light Hall. Jeff Conn is the Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. Brian Laden is the co-found and Managing Director of TriStar...

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East, West Coast Courses to Help Grad Students & Postdocs Transition to Biotech

Mar. 15, 2019—The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is offering two week-long courses this summer to help them transition to careers in biotech. Of 130 participants from 2014-2016, 70% now have nonacademic jobs in industry, regulatory affairs, or tech transfer; the remainder are still in training or in academia. Moreover, the cohorts have remained close networking...

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PhD Career Connections: Entrepreneurship

Jan. 28, 2019—PhD Career Connections: Entrepreneurship Margaret Read, PhD General Manager, Corporate Alliances, Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization Margaret joined CTTC in Jun of 2018 as General Manager, Corporate Alliances and manages the collaboration with Deerfield Management,  Ancora Innovation.  Prior to joining CTTC, she was an independent consultant in the oncology sector for biotechnology and...

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Project Healthcare Portfolio Startup Showcase 1/31/19

Jan. 7, 2019—Join us for Project Healthcare Portfolio Startup Showcase! Thu, January 31, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST For the past 7 months, fourteen hand-picked startups from our Project Healthcare Portfolio program have been working intensively with the EC team, advisors, industry experts, and thought leaders to scale their businesses and expand their impact. This exclusive event...

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Internship opportunity with Health Velocity Capital

Jan. 7, 2019—Health Velocity Capital is one of the nation’s leading healthcare software and services venture capital and growth equity investment firms. Working in close partnership with some of the nation’s largest and most influential healthcare organizations, our mission is to generate outstanding financial returns while being the preferred innovation partner of entrepreneurs and investors working toward the...

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Launch Tennessee’s summer internship program application is open!

Jan. 7, 2019—Launch Tennessee’s internship program is looking for qualified candidates to work with one of several startups in their network. LaunchTN started the Summer Internship Program in May 2014, providing undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to engage in Tennessee’s startup communities. LaunchTN’s Internship Program boasts 120+ talented, innovative alumni who worked in one of Tennessee’s...

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PreFlight Pitch Night! by The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 1/8/19

Jan. 7, 2019—Join us as we celebrate the entrepreneurs graduating from PreFlight Session 3 of 2018! On the evening of January 8, entrepreneurs from the class will pitch their business concepts to a panel of judges & a live audience at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Join us to watch the pitches, meet the entrepreneurs, & enjoy networking...

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Join the TechVenture Challenge! Interest Meeting on January 10th

Jan. 4, 2019—  Do you want experience in science entrepreneurship/commercialization?   Join the TechVenture Challenge! Work in cross-disciplinary teams Develop mock commercialization plans Pitch plans for a cash prize to industry experts   An interest meeting for participants and volunteers will be January 10th at 5:00 pm Light Hall 512.   This meeting will help determine the...

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2019 Management and Business Principles Module, now accepting applications!

Nov. 16, 2018—Business principles affect all organizations. In today’s highly competitive and highly complicated working environments, understanding these principles gives leaders and managers a strategic advantage, enabling them to handle situations more effectively and make decisions more effectively. In spring semester 2019, the BRET Office of Career Development is offering a module for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, Business...

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2018 Health:Further Festival Seeking Volunteers August 27-29, Nashville, TN (gain free access to the festival)

Jun. 25, 2018—Health:Further August 27-29, 2018 Music City Center| Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Nashville, TN The Health:Further team is seeking volunteers to join them at the 2018 Festival.  As a volunteer, you'll have free access to the three day event which includes: exciting keynotes, a startup pitch competition, panel discussions, product demos and much more!  Volunteers are asked to work 2 shifts and...

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Apply now for business module for scientists: 2018 Summer Intensive for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

Apr. 10, 2018—This summer, the BRET Office of Career Development is again offering a module for PhD students and postdocs in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, and biomedical engineering who are interested in entrepreneurship and commercialization of scientific innovations. The 2018 Summer Intensive for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization module will meet Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., June 14 – August...

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