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 2 Topic: Starting Up and Staging Risk
How does ownership take shape for the founders at the start of a company and how can that ownership change over time? How do founders and investors “tease out” the risk along the way? The early history of the relationship between Genentech and venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins will provide the story supporting our discussion.