​Kauffman Pathway in Life Sciences Entrepreneuship

Introduction
The Kauffman Pathway offers outstanding young scientists formal training in business skills and entrepreneurship. This program, a collaborative effort conceived within Washington University’s Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, connects the Olin School of Business, the School of Medicine, the School of Law, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and other parts of the University. It is funded by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

 Through this program, Ph.D. students in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences have a unique opportunity to learn how scientific discoveries are translated into successful commercial ventures.

The Pathway includes:

  • A semester-long course: "Biotech Industry Innovators"
  • Opportunities for applied learning collaborating with other researchers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and individuals having similar or related areas of scientific interests
  • Workshops with industry experts

For more information, please contact:

Dana Kharibian
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8226
phone: 314.362.3362
e-mail: kharibiand@wustl.edu​

For information regarding similar research/entrepreneurship funding opportunities, visit the Office of Technology Management, http://otm.wustl.edu.
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