Dirk Riehle's Industry and Research Publications

First Ph.D. Then Startup (5 min. video)

This 5 min. lightening talk shows how doctoral students can turn their work into a commercial open source startup. Current opportunities for doing so with me are in the open data and open source robotics space.

The slides are also available for quick(er) consumption though you may like to hear what I say in addition to the slide content.

As mentioned, I’m looking to hire in the open data and open source robotics space (ignore that it is crossed out for now). I may also be able to support existing projects (see step 3 in the slides / video).

Feel free to view my course on commercial open source startups and please be in touch!


  1. […] presenting lightening talks at both FOSDEM 2021 (Feb 6th) and FOSS Backstage 2021 (Feb 10th) about how to get your Ph.D. and have a startup too. At FOSDEM it will be a 5min. presentation, at FOSS Backstage a 15min. presentation. Both […]

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