LAUNCHPAD WORKS WITH CSU FACULTY, RESEARCHERS AND STAFF WHO HAVE AN INNOVATION THAT MAY BE THE FOUNDATION OF A STARTUP COMPANY.
LAUNCHPAD is a CSUV program that works with founders from idea through formation and launch of the company. First steps focus on evaluation of intellectual property, technical readiness level, and product-market fit to confirm that the best path to market is as a startup rather than a license to an existing company. Next steps focus on completing a license to the technology, choice of legal entity, team formation, business plan, and funding strategy.
Finally, we work with the startup principals to identify resources from the region’ entrepreneurial community that may fill gaps and optimize the newco’s potential to succeed. Together, we hope to accelerate innovation to the market for maximal societal and economic impact, and personal gratification.