PhD Plus Commercialization series provides a more specific background in the players and processes involved in the commercialization of inventions/discoveries (e.g., stakeholder interests, patents, license structures, sources of funding and deal terms, founders' agreements, incorporation). This module is offered every Spring semester, and developed in collaboration with the UVA Darden's Batten Institute and the UVA Licensing and Ventures Group.
PhD+ Commercialization seminar series will be offered every Thursday between March 16th and April 27th from 4-5:15 PM. The series will be in-person in Rouss Hall 403.
Session 1 Topic: The Startup Pitch
What is a startup? What sorts of challenges do founders navigate in the early stages of a company? Is founding or joining a startup right for you? This discussion will make you familiar with the key ingredients of a compelling startup as well as a compelling startup pitch.