BIOT
W4180
Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology
Semester: 
Fall 2015
Section Number: 
001
Days of the Week: 
Fridays
Time: 
9:00am - 10:50am
Location: 
602 Northwest Corner Building
Number of Credits: 
3
Course Description: 

Enrollment will be limited to 12 students, and will be by instructor’s permission (students in the Masters in Biotechnology Program will be given preference.) The course examines the entrepreneurial process in biotechnology from idea generation through economic viability. Biotechnology companies are unique in that they need a years-to-decades long period of incubation prior to becoming self-sustaining. Students will be introduced to the steps needed to start and nurture a company, and gain an ability to assess the health of potential collaborators, partners or employers. Topics include an overview of the global biotechnology industry, idea generation, business plan formulation, intellectual property protection, funding, personnel management including board composition, regulatory body interaction, and company exits. Course website: http://biot4180.weebly.com/

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Department of Biological Sciences
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Columbia University
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Department of Biological Sciences
600 Fairchild Center
Mail Code 2402
Columbia University
1212 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
biology@columbia.edu
212 854-4581