slchin97A got their new book cover by running a design contest:
e-book for first-time start-up founders, entrepreneurs with a STEM research background
Check out slchin97A's Book cover contest…
Train like a Scientist, Think like an Entrepreneur
Stacy Chin, Ph.D.
Stacy Chin is a champion and advocate for researchers and innovators whose passion is to turn their idea into a viable business. Dr. Chin, co-founder and CEO of Hydroglyde Coatings and a distinguished polymer chemist, shares her personal and professional journey from the laboratory to the board room in her book, Train Like a Scientist, Think Like an Entrepreneur. An NIH grant reviewer and mentor to first-time founders, she has set the bar high, made the mistakes, experienced the highs and lows, struggled to go on, and been rewarded with success. Her message—and personal discovery—is that what scientists have been trained to do at the bench, they are uniquely equipped to do in the marketplace: Bring an idea to life. The key is to learn the language of entrepreneurship and the mindset that governs it. A passion for research and an entrepreneurial spirit drive Dr. Chin’s innovative endeavors. Her start-up, HydroGlyde Coatings was born out of a mission to deliver biomedical solutions to advance contraceptive products and global health. This led to the creation of the first-ever self-lubricating condom coating technology that received funding support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and National Institute of Health. Dr. Chin’s interdisciplinary research background spans across polymers, biomaterials, biochemistry, structural analysis, and coatings. She secured over $1M of grant funding and is also the co-inventor of over a dozen granted and pending national and global patents. She has published and co-authored manuscripts in JACS, ACS Macro Letters, and Chemical Science. During her doctorate training, she was recognized for her research efforts through several awards and fellowships. She earned her chemistry Ph.D. at Boston University in the Grinstaff Lab and her BA from the College of the Holy Cross. Dr. Chin consults start-ups on their business, non-dilutive funding, and research strategies. Dr. Chin holds leadership positions in R&D, product development, and business development, as well as manages interdisciplinary teams and collaborations with foreign partners. She has worked with founders, professors, medical doctors, and collaborators from top research institutions and hospitals, including MIT, Mass General Hospital, Columbia University, University of Colorado, UCLA, Brown University, Boston University, New York University, University of Texas, UCSD, and more.
How to leverage your research training to excel in the start-up world
Science and engineering graduate research students fresh out of a masters or PhD degree (or Post-Doc) interested in going into the start-up / business world.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
slchin97A collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Mr. Bear was able to infer the design aesthetic I was trying to achieve with the brief better than any other submissions. His stylistic sense was unmatched, and his sense for proportion, presentation and tone were all exemplary.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
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