I am simply overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the amazing things that have happened in 2019 --- co-founding my second deep tech startup Cypris Materials, being interviewed by Bill Gates for his Netflix documentary, working with Eric Schmidt's portfolio of marine technology innovators, creating new resources here at PhD to CEO which are already helping hundreds of deep tech entrepreneurs, the list goes on --- it has been a crazy year!
I don't like Black Friday. I don't like shopping for stuff.
I like shopping for knowledge. I like shopping for experiences.
I like shopping for transformation.
We've had a thousand people join the PhD to CEO community this year. I'm a little drunk on gravy and gratitude, so I want to say "thank you" by giving everyone an opportunity to get instant access to all of the resources that I've created this year.
Introducing...The 2019 Cornucopia of Catalysis
(Amazing graphics, right? I told you I was drunk on gratitude.)
I don't want to waste time on dressing this up, I just want to give my community an opportunity to get everything I've made this year in one big bundle:
Dr. Raymond Weitekamp is the founder and CEO of polySpectra, an advanced materials company on a mission to transform polymer 3D-printing from a prototyping aid into a production manufacturing tool. Raymond is also a co-founder of Cypris Materials, which is reinventing color with its paintable photonics platform. Both Cypris and polySpectra are built on discoveries that Raymond made during his PhD research at Caltech, where he worked in the laboratories of Prof. Bob Grubbs and Prof. Harry Atwater. Raymond was a member of the founding cohort at Cyclotron Road, the groundbreaking hard technology innovation program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Prior to Caltech, Raymond received an A.B. in Chemistry from Princeton University, cum laude. He is an inventor on 14 granted patents. Finally - Raymond curates PhDtoCEO.com, a website dedicated to helping scientists transition into entrepreneurship.
Recent & Relevant Accolades:
PhD to CEO is all about giving researchers the tools they need to transform into
business leaders. Let me show you how I've helped deep tech
entrepreneurs, via these testimonials from my students:
"Effective...regardless of what stage you are at!"
"Lab Rat Launchpad is the perfect
overview for anyone interested in entrepreneurship and coming from an
academic background, like myself. Ray manages to provide both breadth
and depth, going over a number of topics that are critical to consider
before (and while) pursuing a hard-tech startup. Even having co-founded a
hard-tech startup prior to taking this course, I found it incredibly
useful as a refresher on key points that are easy to forget in the chaos
of startup life. And what makes this course so effective is the fact
that Ray speaks from experience and truly cares about sharing his
knowledge. So regardless of what stage you are at in the transition from
science to business, I would highly recommend checking this course
- Nishita Deka, Chief Executive Officer - Sonera Magnetics
"This made tectonic shifts in my understanding."
"Lab Rat Launchpad is a great resource
for those who want to make a move toward entrepreneurship but does not
know how and where to start. In his course, Ray breaks down complicated
rules of the startup world into concepts familiar to a scientist, such
as “ergodicity”, “testing hypothesis”, “mapping ecosystem”, etc.
Lectures are filled with interesting information (and further reading
resources) and sometimes it takes a lot of time to process and
understand it completely. Today we all are bombarded by information, and
resources like this one (with all relevant knowledge in the same place)
are extremely valuable. Overall, I really enjoyed the course and
recommend it to all “future leaders of the free world”! ;) This course
made tectonic shifts in my understanding."
- Danila Barskiy, Postdoc - UC Berkeley
"Gently guides us through things are critical to success."
"It is overwhelming moving a project from the lab to a
for-profit commercial entity, especially as a scientist that prefers to do
serious research before making any life-altering decisions. I often feel like I
have to choose which fire to put out first. Raymond’s Lab Rat Launchpad online
course calmly and gently guides us through things that should be done early and
are critical to success – like setting company culture. His encouragement is a
- Melanie Pribisko, Professor - CSU Channel Islands
Lab Rat Launchpad:
This is a step-by-step guide to making the transition from science star to business leader. The course is structured around six seemingly simple questions:
Why? Who? What? Where? When? How?
The challenge is: I cannot answer these questions for you. Lab Rat Launchpad is a reaction vessel to help you accelerate your transformation, but you are the catalyst.
This premium playbook consists of 6 modules, each with:
...all with the intent of creating a container for your transformation, regardless of your level of experience or learning style.
The Grant-Winning Fast Track:
This Fast Track is specifically designed to help you win R&D grants for your startup. The content of this course is based on my experience winning over $8M in government grants, and helping my friends win over $100M.
In this Fast Track, I compile the best grant-winning tactics from my many conversations over the years, including startup founders, grant program managers, grant-writing consultants, lobbyists, and even the Secretary of Energy.
Inside, you will find:
This course can help you even if you've never written a grant before, or if you have failed to win in the past!
Additional Content Included:
Original Price of Everything Separately: $2041
Separately these items would total $2041. This weekend I am giving you the opportunity to invest in yourself, the opportunity to get 5 trainings for the price of 1, plus all of my bonus content. This weekend it is all available for a one-time investment of $349. That is over 80% off of the original price.
This bundle is for individuals who want to take themselves to the
next level. Deep tech entrepreneurship is hard work, even with all of my frameworks, advice, tips
and tricks. I can help you avoid dead ends, but you're going to be the
one pushing, putting one foot in front of the other. This
is not a gee-whiz TED talk - it is not infotainment. You can't sit back
and enjoy the show, sorry. I've worked hard to provide a framework for you to
efficiently accelerate your metamorphosis from thinking like a scientist
to acting like a leader.
I will be here to support you, but you have to do the work.
You are the catalyst, I'm simply providing the reaction vessel.