First ACE Entrepreneurship course at VU Demo Lab
ACE en IXA are excited to announce the kick-off and the completion of the two-day Physics Explore & Molecular Sciences Explore program. This Explore was powered by Demonstrator Lab that hosted and gave a few workshops and talks. During the two-day journey 16 scientists from various disciplines such as Biophysics, Marine Biology and Chemistry worked on their inaugural business concepts and pitches. This enthusiastic group was introduced to the new skill sets, such as how to design your business model, how to validate it and how to secure funding and IP. The group was also inspired by the scientists-turned-entrepreneurs from the ACE and IXA network.
Since all the ideas in the making tackled real world challenges, such as coral reef crisis and dye industry sustainability, it was extremely hard to identify the best pitch. But our jury overcame this challenge and awarded Nesha Narain, an MSc student from the group of Elisabeth von Hauff, who is working on the initiative that stood out the most – a non-invasive glucose monitor.