Starting Photonics Companies
Thursday, 9 May
Exhibit Hall Theater II
This session will describe realistic ways to successfully start photonics companies, kinds of ideas that are likely to work, and what has to be in place to get financial backing at different stages of the build-out. It will end with success stories, including recent companies.
Milton Chang, Incubic, USA
Milton Chang is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He successfully built Newport and New Focus to IPO and also participated in incubating Aurrion, Mbio Diagnostics, Thin Gap, and Protein Fluidics. He is an engineer graduated from the University of Illinois and Caltech and is currently a Trustee of Caltech and a Fellow of the OSA. You can read the review of his book on starting and managing a startup Toward Entrepreneurship at www.miltonchang.com