1st Edition

Nanotechnology The Business

By Michael T. Burke Copyright 2009
    360 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    For the new nanotechnology entrepreneur, starting up a venture requires concise navigation through a sea of developmental red tape. This predicament is true of any startup, nano or not, but is particularly exacerbated by the fact that nanotechnology is a new and potentially disruptive technology.

    A unique exposition on starting and running a nano-business, this indispensible reference:

    • Includes samples of important corporate and operational documents
    • Explores the intricate relationship between new technology development and the creation of new businesses
    • Provides tips on managing people of diverse educational backgrounds
    • Incorporates information on patents, business ethics, record keeping, and marketing

    Nanotechnology: The Business presents an in-depth discussion of available corporate structures, delineating the advantages and disadvantages of each. It also describes an array of other issues the nano entrepreneur will encounter, from business plans and financing to budgeting, facilities procurement, and staffing.

    With a scope like no other book of its size, this handy guide equips nano entrepreneurs with the expertise needed to sail smoothly through startup and ensure successful operations after initial incorporation.

    How New Technologies Spawn New Business Ideas and Opportunities. How, Where, When to Start: A Practical Guide to Getting Off the Ground. Business Growth and Operation: A Guide to Managing A Nanotechnology Business. Exit Strategies.


    Michael T. Burke