This three-part Nature series explores the world of entrepreneurship for business-minded scientists.
Part one details the potential roles that scientists can play within a start-up, depending on their desired level of involvement. These roles might range from adviser or board member to chief executive.
The second part of the series examines the reality of failure-rates among start-ups. The author notes that in the United States, only one-third of start-ups last a decade. They go on to explain the importance of managing expectations (especially among investors), pivoting after disappointments, and learning from failure.
The third and final installment introduces the importance of investor relations, from developing a pitch to ensuring a healthy team culture.