Turn Your Science Into a Venture

5:30 pm — 6:30 pm
Monday, March 21, 2022
Harvard Innovation Labs

Hey SEAS students! Come explore where innovation meets entrepreneurship.

Learn how to work with the i-lab and the Office of Technology Development (OTD)! This joint i-lab & OTD session is specifically designed for SEAS students and will focus on the steps you will need to turn your research into a venture.

You’ll walk away the knowledge about:

  • Understanding your customer
  • Building your venture’s story and a pitch deck
  • Licensing the IP
  • Fundraising

Speaker Names: Phil Green (Harvard Innovation Labs B2B Advisor) and Sam T. Liss (Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships)

As Associate Director, Venture Programs, Phil Green‘s mentoring is focused on B2B, as well as teams where engineering/product development choices are critical to the venture.

Phil brings 30 years of experience in building products, services, teams, and companies. As a former CTO, he has built web-based SaaS enterprise applications, as well as consumer mobile apps for IOS and Android. As a former CEO, he built a customer base of 5,000 organizations, in 50 countries, serving over 1 million users. As a COO, he has led the integration of 8 acquired businesses into one cohesive company. Phil has experience in conversational AI, search, database systems, agile development, no code MVP development. Phil can also advise on how to approach Angels, and he is a Boston Techstars alumnus. Phil holds an MBA from HBS and graduated from Harvard College with an AB in Economics.

Sam T. Liss leads OTD efforts to develop strategic research collaborations in engineering and the physical sciences, while also helping commercialize technologies in robotics, computer science, medical devices and a range of other areas. Prior to Harvard, Sam served in a variety of business-facing roles at two venture capital-backed startups and was Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Dialogic Corporation, which was later acquired by Intel. He was also a management consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, advising clients in the software, semiconductor and electronics sectors. Sam holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.

Turn Your Science Into a Venture
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