Webinar recording: The case for working in start-ups

22nd October 2020

Part of the Aspect Annual Event 2020 webinar series, this session – Early career social scientists: The case for working in start-ups, which took place on the 21st October – focused on the ways in which social science research skills are relevant and valuable to start-ups, with reflections from social scientists playing prominent roles in start-ups, and discussion about the transition from academia to industry, with a particular focus on guidance for early career researchers.

You can find the full recording of the webinar below.

Webinar recording

Panel members

  • Rachel Carey (Chair) – Chief Scientist, Zinc
  • Anja Maerz – Lead User Researcher at Babylon Health
  • Andre Richter – Senior Data Scientist at Just Eat
  • Anna Hushlak – Chief Product Officer at Ferly
  • John Blythe – Head of Behavioural Science at Cybsafe

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