Because they are perceived as distinct from the biological sciences, entrepreneurial pursuits may be daunting to the average researcher. In this report, we explain why academic scientists and in particular translational researchers should be naturally as well as rationally attracted to entrepreneurial endeavors. We go into some detail of how entrepreneurial achievements are actually accomplished and offer a few caveats for consideration when embarking down entrepreneurial pathways. We conclude that, although not for everyone, for translational investigators in the biologic sciences, entrepreneurial pursuits are desirable, accomplishable, and professionally rewarding.
- Life Sciences start-ups
- academic entrepreneurialism
- intellectual property
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine