Creating business for physics and defining Entrepreneurship – associated behaviours, tips and tricks for a positive outcome

Entrepreneurship event

Creating business for physics and defining Entrepreneurship – associated behaviours, tips and tricks for a positive outcome

  • Event time: 10:00am until 11:15am
  • Event date: 13th May 2019
  • Speaker: Ben Panter (CEO and Founder of Blackford Analysis)
  • Location: 4325A, , King's Buildings

Event details

As someone who has successfully led a spin out from University of Edinburgh, Ben Panter will share his tips and tricks for business success.

Ben will be walking us through establishing his company Blackford Analysis, https://www.blackfordanalysis.com/ through both the pre- and post- spinout phases. Ben will also talk about the wider opportunities for PhD students and Postdocs, if they choose, like him, not to take a traditional academic career path.

After a PhD in Astronomy in Edinburgh and a fellowship in the Max Planck Institute, Ben decided to move into a different area of research. The following four years were spent applying his research to medical imaging, and ultimately led to the spin out of Blackford Analysis. Eight years later the company is thriving, with product serving over 320 radiology sites and 500 ophthalmology sites, mostly in the USA. Along the way, Blackford has raised over £4M of investment and created 20 jobs.

Please register for this master class using the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blackford-analysis-pre-and-post-spin-out-journey-dr-ben-panter-ceo-tickets-61091769126

Bring your own coffee / tea - cakes and biscuits will be provided.

About Entrepreneurship events

We run a series of Entrepreneurship Masterclasses and Start-Up Clinics for staff and postgraduate students. Our workshops link understanding in physics to the functionality of ingredients, formulations and food processes. These are open to the public. .

Find out more about Entrepreneurship events.