How can your research be harnessed to create the greatest impact for you, the UA and society? This year's Tech Launch Arizona lunchtime workshops will cover the essential knowledge you need to bring your research to the world through commercialization. Each engaging one-hour workshop will include two 15-minute quick-hit presentations alternating with interactive discussions and activities. After each workshop, TLA staff will remain for an optional open Q&A.
The fourth workshop is titled "Startup Your Engines: How to Form, Fund and Fast-Track a New Company."
Are you considering starting a new company to commercialize your research-based invention? This is your opportunity to learn about the evolving landscape of corporate structures and funding options to help you put a new business on the road to success.
Topics will include:
- Choices for the legal form of a business entity.
- Funding mechanisms, such as angel investors, venture capital and grants.
Day 1, Oct. 1: "Create, Claim, Commercialize: How to Protect Your IP for Impact"
Day 2, Oct. 8: "Show Me the Funding: How to Win at Industry Sponsored Research"
Day 3, Oct. 15: "Eyes on the Prize: How to Develop a Focused Commercialization Plan"
Day 4, Oct. 22: "Startup Your Engines: How to Form, Fund and Fast-Track a New Company"
Day 5, Oct. 29: "From License to Legacy: How to Create Benefit from Your IP"
This redesigned series is a complete curriculum. While you are welcome to select individual workshops, we recommend attending the full series to get the most out of the experience. You can designate which days you wish to attend on the RSVP form.
RSVPs are due by Sept. 22 to reserve your seat. Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants only. Respond now – only 40 seats are available in each session.