Forming a Startup

You will find that founding a startup company is both a challenge and an incredibly rewarding experience. Founding a company isn’t easy, but sometimes it’s the best way to ensure that the potential of your innovation is fully realized.

CSU enthusiastically supports you. Startups are an integral part of a healthy academic and research enterprise, and necessary to accomplish CSU’s mission as a modern land-grant university.

We can help you create a successful company that compliments, rather than detracts from, your position at the University. Launching a startup based on University intellectual property is a lot of work. We can assist with:

  • Refining the business proposition
  • Recruiting business talent
  • Balancing your University and startup responsibilities
  • Establishing the company
  • Obtaining legal rights to the innovation
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Finding early stage financing.

Considering starting a new company? We’d love to talk to you. If you prefer to do some reading first, the Startup Guide provides a concise but thorough overview of what you should consider as you contemplate founding a startup company. Also, use the US Patent Office Awareness Assessment to evaluate your knowledge of intellectual property and access training resources for new companies and inventors. Feel free to contact our office with any questions.