Vanderbilt, Cool Springs Life Sciences Center Hosting “Entrepreneur Boot Camp”


It seems the Commodores can’t stay out of the news in the last few days.

SouthernAlpha received an announcement late Friday letting us know about an “Entrepreneur Boot Camp” being held this week at the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center. The purpose of the event, according to the announcement, is to acquaint members of the Vanderbilt community with a bent towards entrepreneurship to the challenges they might face when founding a company. The event is being put on by Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC).

“Promoting the commercialization of Vanderbilt research is the core purpose of CTTC,” said Alan Bentley, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. “Our focus on applied research translates into entrepreneurial endeavors across broad industry verticals. The New Ventures program at the CTTC serves as a catalyst to vet new ideas on behalf of the Vanderbilt community. We seek exciting opportunities that lead to value creation.”

Along with the CTTC, the boot camp will feature speakers from various entities and will cover topics ranging from business set up and organization, IP protection and ownership, legal and regulatory compliance, sources and methods of funding, and potential risks

“Entrepreneurs are crucial to our economy at all levels. Programs such as this provide help to foster and educate the next generation of entrepreneurs,” said Baker Donelson’s Chris Sloan, who will be on hand for the event. ” As an active supporter of entrepreneur communities around the southeastern U.S., Baker Donelson is proud to partner with Vanderbilt CTTC to offer this Entrepreneur Boot Camp.”

The event is being held Wednesday from 7:30 to 1:30. Those interested in attending can find more details here.

Author: Editor

Ayumi is the Associate Editor at Southern/alpha. She's a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Nashville Software School.