Online / 6 & 7 February 2021


First Ph.D. then Open Source Startup

How to start an open source business while getting a Ph.D.

There is no better place than a university to develop open source software that you can turn into a startup. Along the way you can get (but don't have to) a Ph.D. When the time is right, you can spin out from the university with substantial state funding, which helps you avoid venture capital (and losing equity early). In this talk, I explain how it works (in Germany). I welcome specific proposals, and I am hiring for my existing open source research projects and startups.


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