Natalia-Bielczyk-PhD

E036 Building a Business as a PhD: Starting a Business in the Pandemic and Without Cash

Dr. Natalia Bielczyk is an entrepreneur, researcher, author, and philanthropist. She graduated from the College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Warsaw, Poland, with a triple MS title in Physics, Mathematics, and Psychology. Thereafter, she obtained a PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

In 2018, she launched a public foundation, Stichting Solaris Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling, aiming to help early career researchers find new careers in industry. She also authored a book entitled “What Is out There For Me? The Landscape of Post-PhD Career Tracks”. In free time, she also blogs about careers at www.nataliabielczyk.com . Of course, she also owns Welcome Solutions!

In this episode, she will share what she learned this year — while developing her first company as a PhD and in the times of the pandemic. If you are considering starting a company in these uncertain times and without capital, don’t miss out on this material!