Fall 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.


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

November 19th, 2019 from 9:00-12:00: Mid-program Check in

November 26th, 2019 from 9:00-12:00: Final presentations

Language: English

Seats Available: 30

Participants: Students, researchers, and administrative staff

*Lunch will be provided on Nov. 9th and 10th.

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



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 Closed



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

We will be in touch with you with the official notification regarding your participation in the above programs. Hope to see you there!


Sponsored by the Technology Development & Innovation Center (TDIC) Business Development Section

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