Kirsten Leute
January 15, 2018

Podcast: Stanford University SPARK Program – Full Version

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Podcast: Stanford University SPARK Program – Abbreviated Version

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Kirsten Leute
January 8, 2018

Podcast: An Interview With Lita Nelsen & Katharine Ku

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Kirsten Leute
December 5, 2017

Traversing the Valley of Innovation Death

Working in technology transfer for almost two decades, I was a frequent occupant of the Valley of Innovation Death, or as I call it, the VoID. If you’re unfamiliar with the VoID, here is the traditional representation: Inventions are created and reach a certain level of basic research. But as they attempt to transition to the […]

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Kirsten Leute
October 13, 2017

Webinar: 2017 Midyear Startup Financing Trends

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Kirsten Leute
August 3, 2017

Technology transfer is all grown up

While my colleagues at OUP have recently been outdoing one another on well-researched blogs (here, here, and here), I’ve decided to go the opposite direction and write about some non-data oriented, anecdotal thoughts I’ve had on the technology transfer profession and how it’s changed from a little-known job to an actual career. Around 15 years ago, while […]

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Kirsten Leute
September 28, 2016

Crossing a Small Chasm

Last year, I surprised many (including myself) by leaving a job I loved in university technology transfer and accepting a job at a venture capital firm that invests in university spinouts. In my almost two decades of being a technology transfer person, I often negotiated with attorneys, entrepreneurs, and other business people in licensing technologies […]

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