Risk Management for Photonic Startups…and Life Abstract

Success in a photonic startup company requires constant attention to the balance between risk and opportunity. These risk / opportunity decisions involve many different areas, technical, marketing, financial, organizational and psychological, among others. Some of these decisions are very specific to photonic startup issues but the balance of opportunity and risk touches on a broad range of aspects of life, of course.

This presentation will discuss the general nature of risk and opportunity and from these general ideas will then derive recommendations for effective risk management methods in photonic startups. The presenter will attempt to do this through examples drawn from his own experience and from the experience of others that have influenced him strongly.

-Daniel Renner