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“Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled”Howard Stevenson, Harvard Business School




Each year new innovations in bioscience are brought to market by researchers and clinicians who have embraced their entrepreneurial spirit and entered the bio-entrepreneurship world.  Regardless of the idea, becoming an entrepreneur takes a specific mindset, set of skills and expertise to find the right path to success while negotiating the moves required to establishing a company. Starting a new venture requires expertise and guidance to provide the best chance for success for the new entrepreneur.

To support members of the MDACC and UT communities, CPD&E engages with emerging entrepreneurs looking to learn about and evaluate options for their idea, research, or technology.  This engagement consists of four key areas, including;

  • Curriculum – Creating awareness through courses designed to fill in “gaps” of knowledge about all facets of being an entrepreneur.
  • Advising – Providing experienced and informed evaluation, facilitation, and guidance through the entrepreneurial process.
  • Programs – Establishing entrepreneurial skill development opportunities through internal and external resources.
  • Resources – Facilitating opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs to gain exposure to organizations and companies that support early stage start-ups and bio-entrepreneurship.

For more information regarding Entrepreneurship, contact CPD&E at

Upcoming Events



Development Series

"Negotiating the Future: Mobilizing
Your Strategic Career Plan"

Thursday, September 11, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Pickens Academic Tower

Christopher S. Taylor
Associate Director, CPD&E


Industry Insights Series

Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Pickens Academic Tower
FCT 3.5001

Atul Varadhachary, MD
Managing Partner 
Fannin Innovation Studio
Registration will open on September 4, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Pickens Academic Tower
FCT 3.5001

Jeffery Pollard, MD
Director of Medical Affairs 
Registration not open

Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Onstead Auditorium
BSRB S.38012

Gabriela Lavezzari
AVP, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
Registration not open

Thursday, January 22, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Onstead Auditorium
BSRB S.38012

Roni Zeiger, MD
Smart Patients
Registration not open




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