Life after your PhD: Try a startup...

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Life after your PhD: Try a startup...

  1. 1. Life after your PhD September 24th 2013 Geo PhD Network, Utrecht @fnauta
  2. 2. 1 Your options
  3. 3. Impact Learn Fun Risk Politics Policy Corporation Consulting Research Science Non-profit
  4. 4. Innovation Ecosystem Construction Worker Political Assistant Deputy Mayor Amsterdam Policy maker EPA Amsterdam & Ministry Cinema ICT Trendwatcher Knowledge Land Foundation Prime Minister's Innovation Platform Consultant Professor Government Innovation Climate-KIC
  5. 5. (hopefully) the worst job I ever had
  6. 6. 2 The case for the entrepreneur
  7. 7. What is entrepreneurship?
  8. 8. Entrepreneur(ial) ~ORIGIN early 19th cent. from French, from entreprendre ‘undertake’ ~one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise -ial: ~not afraid to undertake a challenge
  9. 9. Entrepreneurship The process by which individuals – either on their own or inside organizations – pursue opportunities without regard to the resources they currently control Stevenson, 1989
  10. 10. Startup
  11. 11. It's how all big companies start
  12. 12. What is a startup? Temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model Blank, 2012
  13. 13. What is a startup? A very risky and extremely powerful innovation tool Nauta, 2013
  14. 14. The goal of a startup Total global domination in your chosen market niche Ken Morse
  15. 15. 3 How to join a startup
  16. 16. Step 1: Read • In the Plex - Levy • Business Model Generation - Ostenwalder • Startup Owners Manual - Steve Blank • Disciplined Entrepreneurship - Aulet • Founders at Work - Livingston • Raising Venture Capital for Serious Entrepreneurs - Berkery
  17. 17. Great online resources • ecorner.stanford.edu - Stanford Technology Ventures Program podcast (also video) • www.ted.com • www.steveblank.com • paulgraham.com/articles.html
  18. 18. and more resources • WIRED Y-combinator article • techcrunch.com • FastCompany.com • WIRED.com • www.businessmodelgeneration.com
  19. 19. Step 2: Define role
  20. 20. Step 3: Find a wave
  21. 21. Step 4: Find startup
  22. 22. 4 The Clean Tech wave
  23. 23. Trend: 100 GW PV per year
  24. 24. 6 What Climate-KIC can do for you
  25. 25. What Climate-KIC can do for you • Interships at Climate-KIC startups • Interships in China, India and USA • Climate-KIC Summer School • Do a startup & enter Acceleration Program
  26. 26. Interships ShanghaiBengaluruSilicon Valley Boston Silicon Valley
  27. 27. Enjoy the surf @fnauta

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