Figuring out the right exit path and a specific plan to get there is challenging. As a startup, you face many unknown variables in regards to how successful you’ll be in the market. It can’t be done effectively without careful analysis and a clear, realistic vision. Without exception the objective is to sell for the highest possible price. But the problem is most startups often provide overly optimistic or unrealistic assessments of their exit options, and wind up turning off investors.
Your startup could qualify for over $32 billion in grant funding. How? Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America’s Seed Fund. These programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. […]
Your startup is more than just the products or services it sells. Its most valuable assets are intangible assets, primarily in the form of intellectual property. Your IP is in every part of your startup – from product development to product design, from marketing and sales to manufacturing. And if […]
Tell a good IP story and investors are interested in funding your start-up. Tell them the same old “we’ve got a great product and management team” and they’ll probably walk away. Your intellectual property is directly linked to the future success and revenues of your start-up. You’ve got little or […]
Universities are a goldmine of untapped intellectual property waiting for startups to mine. Universities in the United States spin-off hundreds of startup companies each year. Many are in the high-tech area, using IP developed at a University, usually from a federally funded research project. In most cases, University IP is […]