Software-based technologies present challenges to the most experienced university technology managers when it comes to licensing. These technologies are often not patentable, released under an open source license, or the software is frequently rewritten – making the original code less valuable. Therefore, faculty frequently don’t disclose software, and companies commonly avoid licensing software IP from the universities.
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Hiring top talent is not impossible for startups, but finding the right talent for university spinouts can be a difficult task. Even university startups ensconced in entrepreneurial rich talent-rich pools such as Boston, the Bay area, and New York struggle to appropriately match talent to attractive management roles.