Several months ago, I left my job in tech to found a biotech startup with a few really great people. We spent several months working on it, we learned a lot, and finally we realized that now isn't the right time to build this thing. We all parted ways amicably, and I've got a feeling based on how we left it that in a few years at least one of us will come back to this thing and pick up where we left off, and that's if no one keeps working on it now.
Now I'm back in the job search, looking for a software engineering position, and I need to update my LinkedIn. I'd like to mention the startup (honesty beats trying to explain a several-month gap), though we agreed to keep it in stealth to keep the product viable so I can't reveal much about it, and I'd like to know:
- What title should I use?
- How should I describe my work with the company?
- What should the company page say, given a company page will need to be created?
I worked mostly on software for lab automation and data analysis, with a thorough dabbling of biotech interspersed throughout. I've written business plans and pitch decks, analyzed the market and competition, analyzed costs from lab equipment down to coffee and written projections and cash flow models, and interacted with lawyers more than my doctor says is healthy.
I'd like to put a solid description of what I worked on, but I can't be too specific, and there are areas of what I worked on that I can't mention at all. How do I go about crafting this thing, specifically with regards to the above three points?