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University Startups and Spin-Offs : Guide for Entrepreneurs in Academia by Manuel Stagars

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CHAPTER  17

How Universities Can Support Their Startups Today

Many universities are adventurous when it comes to research and new technology in a lab setting. But when the conversation turns to commercializing this research, academics often remain on the sidelines. There is still a chasm between academia, the business community, and the financial world. However, many decision-makers at universities I had the pleasure working welcome new ideas for entrepreneurship and commercialization. They have shown great interest and support, and I wish to thank them for their openness.

Clearly, no institution of higher learning can or should reform overnight and become a business school or an investment bank. Suggesting sweeping changes will therefore fall ...

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