Entrepreneurship in Chemical Engineering | AIChE

Entrepreneurship in Chemical Engineering

  • Tuesday, November 12 - EST

    Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando Ballroom N
  • Entrepreneurship in Chemical Engineering Topical Conference

    New to the Annual Meeting program, this topical conference will provide a brand-new platform that demonstrates the multitude of opportunities available to chemical engineers in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation, including start-ups. Come learn from the experts as they share their unique insights on what it takes to start a new business - and succeed. 

    Schedule of Sessions - Tuesday, November 12

    8:00 AM – 10:30 AM:  Entrepreneurship and Investing in Early Stage Companies

    Chair: Shyam Paudel, Brewer Science

    Talk Speaker
    Investing in University Startups: How to Pick the Winners David MackanicStanford University
    Why Silicon Valley does not understand Enterprise AI Praful KrishnaChief Executive Officer, Coseer
    Presentation Title To Be Announced Eric Breese, Evonik Venture Capital
    Understanding Venture Capital Funding Decisions and Using Initial Funding to Build a Successful Startup Jason ZengEntrepreneur, PhD Student, Montana State University
    Patents as a Tool to Get Startup Technology Companies Started Shan Liu, WSGR

    12:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Challenges in Entrepreneurship: Ensuring Success for your Start-up (Panel Discussion)

    Chair: Henry Uyeme, Intrida

    Talk Speaker
    Opening Remarks Praful Krishna, Chief Executive Officer, Coseer
    Opening Remarks Jason Zeng, Entrepreneur, PhD Student, Montana State University
    Opening Remarks

    Jessica Ocampos,Chief Executive Officer, Camnexus

    Opening Remarks Frana JamesChief Executive Officer, Allied Microbiota 
    Opening Remarks George DiloyanChief Executive Officer, Nanotech Industrial Solutions
    Panel Discussion All

    3:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Entrepreneurship in Chemical Engineering: Transitioning from the Lab to the Boardroom

    Chair: Amy Beaird, Helicon Chemical

    Talk Speaker
    Presentation Title To Be Announced Frana JamesChief Executive Officer, Allied Microbiota 
    Navigating your Career in Entrepreneurship
    Hannah Murnen, Chief Technology Officer, Compact Membrane
    Two Start Ups: How to protect yourself with legal documents Roger Pettman, Executive Chairman, Cycladex Inc
    Three attempts in entrepreneurship: lessons and outlook Santiago Rojas-CarbonellChief Operating Officer, W7energy
    Presentation Title To Be Announced George DiloyanChief Executive Officer, Nanotech Industrial Solutions

    In addition to this core programming, the Entrepreneurship in Chemical Engineering topical conference is proud to collaborate with other groups of AIChE to offer additional programming under the topical conference umbrella, including:

    Sunday, November 10

    Monday, November 11

    Tuesday, November 12