Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Several SDSU faculty members participated in the first-ever California State University I-Corps Entrepreneurship Workshop. Several SDSU faculty members participated in the first-ever California State University I-Corps Entrepreneurship Workshop.
 


SDSU Hosts First-Ever CSU Entrepreneurship Workshop

The event is designed to promote inclusion of underrepresented minorities in biotechnology.
By Michael Price
 

This week, San Diego State University and the 2017 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention hosted the first-ever California State University (CSU) I-Corps Entrepreneurship Workshop in San Diego. The event is designed to give graduate students and assistant professors from underrepresented groups the opportunity to learn start-up and design-thinking approaches to developing their own companies that focus on solutions to antibiotic resistance.

Over the past three days, about two dozen participants worked with faculty and biotechnology professionals to learn about networking, biotech commercialization and how to translate basic research into entrepreneurial opportunities. The CSU I-Corps teaching team includes CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) program officer Susan Baxter, SDSU's Lavin Entrepreneurship Center Executive Director Alex DeNoble, SDSU's Zahn Innovation Platform Launchpad Executive Director Cathy Pucher, SDSU's Technology Transfer Office Director Tommy Martindale, and SDSU College of Sciences Dean Stanley Maloy.