Looking to venture out of academia? Start-ups are hiring scientists! — R Voice

Looking to venture out of academia? Start-ups are hiring scientists!

Kakoli Majumder
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  • Shruti Turner
    Shruti Turner Member Posts: 465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hmm, an interesting article. Thank you for sharing @Kakoli Majumder

    I know I have been turning to look at start-up opportunities as funding in academia is scarce. However, perhaps because I am trying to stick to my niche area so don't know if it's a general thing, I have found that the start ups aren't looking for researchers/engineers. Either they don't have the money or they are looking to expand their business side to aid growth.

    Now, perhaps this is because the start-ups in my specific field are started by scientists/engineers?

    Having said all of this, everyone bar one person in my lab who has moved on has moved on to a role in a start up. They have all branched out into various start-ups away from their exact field of research.

    Would love to hear other people's experiences!