Intro to Entrepreneurship Training Program

Program Summary

This introductory session in innovation and entrepreneurship will introduce participants to the concepts and principles of Lean Startup, Business Model Generation, Customer Development, and Evidence-based Entrepreneurship. The class will be suited for a wide range of students and researchers with an interest in learning more about technology commercialization and entrepreneurial opportunities at OIST and beyond.

Program Details

Dates: Friday, February 8th, 2019

Time: 9:00-16:00

Language: English

Seats Available: 20

Participants: Students, researchers, and administrative staff

Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the program.


Jim Chung

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

Jim Chung is the Associate Vice President for Research, 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.

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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