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UW’s Fast Start template, another bad bureaucratic idea gone bad, 7

We have been working through the arguments for universities implementing one-size-fits-all licensing templates for their spinout companies, so that all spinouts are treated the same–as if university spinouts are all the same, or should be made to become all the … Continue reading

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UW’s Fast Start template, another bad bureaucratic idea gone bad, 3

GeekWire published an article about what UW calls its new scheme to shorten negotiations with its spinout teams–UW personnel who have invented in their research labs and want to start a company to develop applications and products for their inventions. … Continue reading

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UW’s Fast Start template, a bad bureaucratic idea gone bad, 2

We are working through a GeekWire article about the University of Washington’s “new” template-based deal for startups, so that all startups are treated alike, and doing so the university claims will shorten negotiations and reduce costs–as if these are the … Continue reading

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UW’s Fast Start template, a bad bureaucratic idea gone bad, 1

GeekWire ran an article recently announcing that the University of Washington has “unveiled” a new licensing scheme for startups: “Univ. of Washington rolls out new licensing process to streamline negotiations with spinouts.” Let’s work through this article and see what … Continue reading

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The $100M Rain Dance

A basic premise of university technology transfer is that research conducted at a university produces discoveries and inventions that otherwise would not be made, patents are issued on these discoveries and inventions, and the patent position induces investors and companies to … Continue reading

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Well, if you don’t like these five things, I’ve got others.

Innovation Daily has just published “Five Things Technology Transfer Offices Wish Their Start-ups Knew.” This appears to be based on a presentation the author made at the last AUTM meeting. Perhaps that’s why the piece argues that university IP offices … Continue reading

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University startups, exits, and candor

The most recent Pitchbook has some interesting information on private equity exits.  If university administrators have been sold on the idea that there’s fast cash in startup company equity, there are also data to dampen administrative spirits. The Pitchbook identifies … Continue reading

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