The panel members reflected on their experiences and shared advice to the students about starting a materials science company before opening up to a lively discussion. The panel, chaired by Pam Beatrice (CTT), included Lisa Bergson (CEO Tiger Optics LLC), Bernardo Cordovez (CEO Optofluidics, Inc.), Mike Patterson (CEO Graphene Frontiers LLC), and Michael Poisel (UPStart Director, Penn CTT).