Spring 2019 Lean Startup Entrepreneurial Training Program

Program Summary


Learn how to identify commercial opportunities that can emerge from academic research by working on a real technology development case. In this program, participants will use, as case studies, technologies developed at OIST and will apply skills learned in the course to identify potential customers of the technology.


February 8th, 2019 from 17:30 to February 10th, 2019 18:00: 3-Day Opening Session

February 20th, 2019 from 9:00-12:00: Mid-program Check in

February 27th, 2019 from 13:00-15:00: Final presentations

Language: English

Seats Available: 30

Participants: Students, researchers, and administrative staff

Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the program. (Must attend all 5-days.)


Jim Chung

Associate Vice President for Research
Innovation and Entrepreneurship, George Washington University

Jim Chung is the Associate Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at George Washington University, and a Co-Principal Investigator for the NSF Innovation Corps Node in Washington DC (DC I-Corps). He was previously the Director of the Mtech VentureAccelerator and the Founding Director of the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund at the University of Maryland. Prior to Mtech, he served as a Director for New Business Development at the Corporate Executive Board. He was also Vice President at Cherington Capital (now Intervale Capital), a middle market private equity firm in the oilfield equipment and services industry.

Robert Storey is the Principal of The MVR Company, which focuses on the assessment and creation of new ventures, with a particular emphasis on medical technologies.  He is currently Executive Chairman for OsteoVantage, an early stage medical device company focused on novel instrumentation used in spinal fusion procedures, Executive Chairman for Vixiar Medical, an early stage company focused on the remote/non-invasive monitoring of chronic cardiopulmonary diseases and disorders, and serves as Managing Partner of The LaunchPort™, an innovative manufacturing accelerator focused on medical devices entering the regulatory approval process.  Bob serves on the Strategic Advisory Board of VIC Technology Venture Development, a private, for-profit development firm with offices in Annapolis, Boston, Fayetteville, and San Diego.  He is active on a national basis on the subject of assessment and formation of start-up technologies, and sits on the Boards of six start-up and mature firms

Applications for this program has closed.



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ai.chinen@oist.jp

Sponsored by the Business Development Section & Technology Development and Innovation Center

Co-sponsored by the Faculty Affairs Office (Postdoctoral Career Development Advice (PCDA) & the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School