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					UW TechTransfer LaunchPad Initiative:
      A Resource for Startups



            December 4, 2008

               Jim Roberts
       Business Development Officer
             UW TechTransfer
The Mission of UW TechTransfer

  …is to extend the impact of University of
 Washington research through the creation
 of partnerships that encourage investment
 in innovation.
      Technology Transfer at UW
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     Research $ (1B/yr)                                        4th
     Disclosures                                               10th            $50,000,000
                                                                                $45,000,000


      Licenses                                                  3rd
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      Revenue                                                   14th
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                                                                                 $5,000,000

     Start ups                                                 8th                       $0

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LaunchPad

 Fostering an ecosystem to support faculty
 entrepreneurship

 Improve the quality and viability of UW
 startups
Campus Partnerships
   The Business School
     Technology Commercialization Practicum
     TMMBA Program

     WRF Gates/Coulter Foundation Fellows

     LaunchPad MBA Internship

     Business Plan Competition

   The Law School
       Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Business Community Partnerships
 Experienced Mentors and Advisors
 LaunchPad Advisory Board

 Entrepreneur Organizations

 Funding Resources

 Networking
Technology Gap Innovation Fund
 $750,000 of competitive commercialization
  grants per year for faculty
 Each grant ~ $50,000

 To date ~ $3 million has been awarded

 Funding has led to startup formation and
  licensing:
     Smart Sunglasses Technology
     Algae for Biofuel
Entrepreneurs and Mentors In
Residence
 Business advisors for market development
 Chair, Board Members

 Serial entrepreneurs as CEOs/Cofounders

 Coaching researchers on role to play in
  startup process
 Improve target market identification and go
  to market strategy
LaunchPad Activities
 Identifying next steps
 Finding business mentors and advisors (EIR’s)
 Coaching team members
 “From Invention to Startup” seminar series
 Linking the project team to needed business resources
 Maximizing use of campus entrepreneurial resources and
  student involvement
 PUB Nights once a month
 LaunchPad MBA internship program
 Business plan competition and coaching
Contact Information


              Jim Roberts
            206-616-1097
      roberts4@u.washington.edu

				
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