Webinar: Funding and Equity Series, Part 3 | Valuations and Term Sheets

It’s time for the third installment in OUP’s series on Funding and Equity for University Startups! Marc Singer and Matt Cohen of OUP will review Valuation and Term Sheets: 1. How valuation works 2. Valuation scenarios 3. How OUP does comp analyses for companies 4. Basics of a startup investment term sheet 5. How term…

Webinar: Recent Legislation and the Startup Landscape – A dive into the CHIPs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act

2022 brought two new pieces of U.S. legislation that potentially provide billions of dollars in spending and tax credits from the federal government to catalyze and incentivize businesses in STEM areas. The CHIPS and Science Act’s intention is to bolster U.S. leadership in semiconductors, promote innovation in wireless supply chains, catalyze regional economic growth and…

Webinar: Patient Data Licensing Series, Part 1 | What is the Data?

Please join us for the first part of the Patient Data Licensing Series which focuses on the policies and procedures of data management, including what can be licensed. Our panelists, Nick Gruszauskas of the University of Chicago and David Peloquin of Ropes & Gray, will review: • The types of data and data definitions •…

Webinar: Funding and Equity in University Startups, Part 2 | Basics on Investors – from SBIRs to Strategics

Funding and Equity in University Startups: Basics on Investors – from SBIRs to StrategicsThe intended audience for this webinar is university startup founders, including future founders, and academic technology commercialization groups. Anurag Agarwal and Ajay Rayasam of OUP will review the Basics on Investors – from SBIRs to Strategics and cover the following areas: •…

Webinar: LLCs VS Corporations as Startup Structures

The webinar includes a deep dive on each of the following topics: • Governance and structural concerns of LLCs, including organizational documents, founders’ agreements, and management provisions • Tax issues, including partnership provisions and conversion opportunities for LLCs • Investor concerns on LLCs, particularly from the venture capital lens • Accounting issues on tax and…

Webinar: Startup Licensing 101 – The License, Part 2 (The “Lawyer” Parts)

For many entrepreneurs, licensing from a university may be a new experience. This series of webinars provides information that will be helpful for academic entrepreneurs contemplating their first (or perhaps subsequent) license from an academic institution. Presented by an attorney who represents many academic startups, including their investors, along with two academic technology transfer veterans, these webinars bring views from both sides of the table and best practices for a fruitful and efficient negotiation.

Webinar: Angel & Accelerator Funding for University Startups

Join OUP for a webinar discussing models, structures, and best practices in raising pre-seed and seed funding for university startup companies from angels and accelerators. Our panel of experts will review their own models, which are distinct from each other in both the areas in which they invest as well as the additional value they provide. Other topics covered will include raising pre-seed and seed amounts, timing and structures for the raises, how to meet with these types of investors, the roles potentially played by these investors with the startups, and much more.

Webinar: Approaches to Software Licensing

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.

Webinar: Best Practices in Licensing International Startups: The UK, China, & Israel

A discussion on the differences in licensing to startups based out of Israel, China, and the UK by experts who have worked in these regions. David Ai, formerly of City University in Hong Kong, Amir Naiberg, formerly of Yeda Research and Development Co, in Israel, and Teri Willey, formerly of Cambridge Enterprise, will talk about particular variances in license clauses and startup structures that US tech transfer offices may encounter when licensing to entities incorporated in these countries.

Webinar: University Accelerators and Incubators

Over the past several years, there’s been a proliferation of universities launching internally-driven accelerator programs, with the goal of providing inventors of early stage technologies an opportunity to develop their startup idea within an academic setting. The core concept behind a university accelerator is to offer funding, mentorship, and other resources to startups sometimes too nascent to attract seasoned talent and institutional funding. But such accelerators require large amounts of capital and an experienced team to administer programming, evaluate startups ideas, allocate funding, and provide company-building services amongst other tasks.