Entrepreneurship + Innovation = Jobs

Entrepreneurship + Innovation = Jobs

ACS Virtual Career Fair 2011

A recent ACS Task Force on Innovation report documented that most new jobs today and in the near future will be created by entrepreneurial start ups and small companies. Do you have an idea for a new product, service, or technology, but need help converting it into a business? Do you have a desire and the right stuff to be an entrepreneur? Plan to attend this webinar and receive valuable advice and direction from successful serial entrepreneur and Harvard University Professor George Whitesides. Whitesides recently chaired the ACS Task Force on Innovation, which was appointed by Joseph Francisco, 2010 ACS President and Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University. Whitesides and Francisco will provide valuable career advice for chemists at all stages in their careers, whether they are graduate students, postdocs, or seasoned professionals making a transition in this challenging economic job market. At this webinar, you will learn how ACS is working with U.S. policymakers, industry, academia, and its membership to support entrepreneurs and innovation to create jobs. You will learn about new ACS programs in entrepreneurship as well as specific steps that you can take now to develop the skills and find the resources needed to convert your innovative ideas into successful entrepreneurial ventures.



“Entrepreneurship + Innovation = Jobs” with keynote speakers George Whitesides (Harvard University) and Joseph Francisco (Purdue University), and moderator,  Madeleine Jacobs (American Chemical Society)



Webinar Details

Date:  Tuesday, August 30, 2011 – Live video streaming from Denver, Colorado Convention Center, Room 501
Time:  11:00 AM – 12:00 N (Mountain Standard Time )
Fee:  Free


Meet Your Experts

George M. Whitesides received an A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1960 and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology (with J.D. Roberts) in 1964. He was a member of the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1963 to 1982. He joined the Department of Chemistry of Harvard University in 1982, and was Department Chairman 1986-89, and Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry from 1982-2004. He is now the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor.



Joseph S. Francisco completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin and he received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983.  In 1986, he was appointed Assistant Professor at Wayne State University. He accepted an appointment as Professor of Chemistry and Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Purdue University in January 1995 and in 2006 was appointed as the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science and Chemistry.  He served as President for the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) from 2005-2007. He is currently Immediate Past President of the American Chemical Society.


Madeleine Jacobs is Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society (163,000 members worldwide). Jacobs served as Editor-in-Chief and managing editor of Chemical and Engineering News (1993-2003). Her 42-year career includes positions at NIH, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Smithsonian Institution. She earned a B.S. in chemistry and an honorary doctor of science from George Washington University. She serves on the boards of numerous nonprofits and is a much-honored science journalist. Jacobs’ professional interests include trends in the chemical industry and employment, the public image of chemistry, and minority and gender equality of scientists.



The Fine Print

ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.


One Response to “Entrepreneurship + Innovation = Jobs”

  1. Jessica Landry says:

    Hello, I viewed this webinar on Aug. 30 and would like to know if the slides will become available, and if so, what date they will be online.
    Thank you

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