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Venture Capital Models for University Technologies

A Triple Helix 5 Workshop Proposed by:

Guven Yalcintas, Ph.D. Vice President and Director of Technology Transfer, Research Foundation of the State University of New York

Outline:

  • A model for university venture capital operation will be presented.
  • Speakers from the university tech transfer offices will analyze that model from their perspective.
  • A speaker from venture capital firm will present venture industry’s view.
  • Conclusion best practice for universities and VC community will be described.

Universities are developing new technologies as a result of their research with the expectation of commercialization. One of the main ingredients of that expected commercialization if venture fund which universities do not have.
The venture community is more active today than in past years. Now, more than ever before, companies and individuals that seek venture funding are demonstrating sound business models and providing reasonable metrics for success. With one exception early stage investors, university technologies and companies formed with university technologies have not interacted well.
The objective of this model is to bring together venture capital companies and institutional investors, as well as state and federal funding sources to form a consortium for early stage investment. The consortium will support talented entrepreneurs in the drive to create market-leading companies based on university technologies.

Geared to both institutional investors and venture capitalists, this model will demonstrate ways to profit while creating a successful environment for companies and entrepreneurs alike.







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