SPARK Europe Webinar Series: "Why many academic discoveries do not turn into startups?"

In this SPARK Europe Webinar, Yair M. Sakov will discuss some of the pit falls in transitioning ideas from academia to the business market.

The webinar is open to all interested staff and students from SPARK associated organizations.


Are you interested in building a start-up? Do you want to know the main pit falls when transitioning from academia to market?

In his book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson describes that the greatest innovations come not from the people who created the breakthroughs, but from those who applied them usefully.

In this SPARK Europe Webinar, Yair M. Sakov, Founder and Managing Director of Tel Aviv University’s Entrepreneurship Center (TAUEC), will look with us at the main reasons’ why start-up fail and what are the clues to succeed in this endeavor.

After the lecture we will have gain insights into how to:

  • avoid common mistakes done by entrepreneurs
  • look into the future of certain market segments
  • better address current market needs

Register here!

Registration to the webinar is required in advance. Please register on June 15th at the latest. Later registrations’ access cannot be guaranteed. There are limited number of places available and they will be filled in the order of registration.

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This webinar will be hosted by SPARK Tel Aviv. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



The webinar series will be organized by the different SPARK sites from all over Europe including Israel: SPARK-BIH, SPARK Finland, SPARK FLI in Jena, SPARK Poland and SPARK Tel Aviv. The series takes advantage of the collective expertise and experiences from top-quality speakers and will cover topics from design thinking to challenges in selling complex high-tech products. The online webinar series takes place twice per month on Wednesday at 16:00 - 17:00 CET.

SPARK-BIH is a member of the SPARK Global network