Re-Inventing Yourself: from Academia to Industry
Event Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Clark Auditorium (Open to public)
Funding for the event is generously provided by the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)
Profile of Salman
Co-founder of Merus Capital
Salman co-founded Merus Capital in November
2007. Previously he was Vice President of Corporate Development at
Google, where he spent three years managing a worldwide team responsible for
all of Google's acquisitions and investments. Prior to Google, he spent
over seven years at Microsoft in several roles including General Manager of
Corporate Strategy and Managing Director of Corporate Development. Earlier
in his career, he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey in Chicago where he
spent four years working in the technology and consumer goods sectors. He
was also a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in physics at the University of
Virginia and the University of Chicago.
He holds an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Stanford University.
Discussion topics include:
- Things you should ask yourself before leaving research.
- What makes business different from research.
- 10 tips to help you enter the world of business.
Salman has kindly agreed to share his valuable time and insights with postdoctoral researchers at Stanford, where he will talk about his experience in making the transition from academia to industry.