Monday, November 27
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D
Turning Stuff into Money
For scientists interested in developing commercial products with new materials, getting to market requires establishing a clear connection between the material and its value proposition – in words, numbers and in dollars. In this talk, Beth Zotter will share observations and tips from her experience working with materials science entrepreneurs at Cyclotron Road.
About Beth Zotter
At Cyclotron Road, Beth Zotter is developing new ways of teaching technology economics to help entrepreneurial scientists commercialize early-stage innovations. Prior to Cyclotron Road, she worked with a number of clean technology startup companies, most notably Bio Architecture Lab, where she led the R&D program to develop cost-competitive biofuels from macroalgae (seaweed). She began her career helping federal programs evaluate investments in R&D project portfolios for manufacturing industries. Zotter has interdisciplinary degrees in science and economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University.