So maybe none of the other sectors appeal to you, and you have decided to start your own company. Approximately 1-2% of all chemists do just that. They may have a great idea for a new product or want the flexibility that comes with controlling their own destiny. Being an entrepreneur requires understanding the business side of science and learning a completely new language of business plans, marketing, advertising, competitive intelligence, market analysis, cash flow, taxes, applicable regulations, intellectual property protection, financing, and much more. Entrepreneurs must decide which things they are going to do themselves, and which they are going to pay someone else to do. Running your own business can be a tightrope walk without a net. If you thrive on challenge and self-reliance, Chemistry Entrepreneurship may be the career path for you.
For further information and help, please contact the Chemistry Entrepreneurship Concentration Faculty Coordinator(s).