Lessons wrapped in failure: not expanding your entrepreneurial horizon

7th November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The first in a series of IFO workshops reframing entrepreneurial failure. Led by Alan Roth, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence.

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Title: Hesitating to expand your entrepreneurial horizons as a scientist.

Are you an early career scientist held back from exploring that enticing entrepreneurial space outside your lab by fear of failure?

Are you someone who is more familiar with innovating beyond the bench but finds the rarely trodden theme of learning from failure an enticing topic?

Learning and pivoting from failure is the theme of Innovation Forum Oxford’s 20/21 ACE Saturdays workshop series. This is th efirst workshop in the series, led by Alan Roth, the Royal Society Entrepreneur i  Residence at the University of Oxford . Find out more about the entire workshop series here.

In this interactive online workshop Alan will confront the topic of taking the risk as a scientist to expand your entrepreneurial horizons. This is a topic that Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to, including perspective from seeing common pitfalls in both academic and commercial settings.

Alan Roth, PhD

Director, Fitzroy Partners; Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Oxford

Alan’s career has spanned both academia and business on both sides of the Atlantic. After completing a PhD in organic chemistry at Columbia and a postdoctoral fellowship here at Oxford, Alan pursued roles in pharma R&D consulting and investment. He founded Chiral Quest, a leading chiral component provider, and took the company public in 2003. As a director at Fitzroy Partners Alan focusses on emerging health sciences ventures.

In 2019 Alan became the Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence here in Oxford, which includes continuing to teach a course in scientific entrepreneurship to graduate students and staff across the science, engineering, and medicine faculties. Alan has been appointed as a visiting professor at universities in the UK, USA, Germany and China.


7th November 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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