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2 May 2013

Secrets of a successful start-up

A workshop – 'Sharing the Start-Up Experience' – will be held 13-15 October at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem. The event is co-sponsored by IAP, the global network of science academies.

Global Young Academy (GYA) members and other early career scientists and engineers who have their PhDs and are working in Asia have a unique opportunity to develop their business skills and creativity. On 13-15 October, 25 aspiring entrepreneurs can attend the first workshop on 'Sharing the Start-Up Experience'. 

The workshop is hosted and organized by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (IASH), and sponsored by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA); GYA; and IAP, the global network of science academies. IAP, based in Trieste, Italy, is a partner of TWAS.

The workshop will focus on strategies to launch start-up companies, emphasizing their importance as a means of improving local economies and linking science to society. 

In addition, the workshop will aim at being instrumental to growing a new class of young Asian entrepreneurs. Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman, a member of IASH, will lead the workshop, providing attendees with hints on entrepreneurs’ language and style, as well as on the best way to organize and manage fund-raising initiatives to support a start-up.  

Learn more about the programme and how to attend, and then be sure to apply by 1 July.

For more information, contact Bob Lapidot (email: boblap@academy.ac.il).

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