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University Startups and Spin-Offs

Guide for Entrepreneurs in Academia

Authors: Stagars, Manuel

  • University Startups and Spin-Offs teaches university students, researchers, and educators the most effective strategies and tactics for launching their own startups from academic platforms with the backing of school programs, public grants, incubators, seed accelerators, and private partnerships in all parts of the world.

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About this book

University Startups and Spin-Offs teaches university students, researchers, and educators the most effective strategies and tactics for launching their own startups from academic platforms with the backing of school programs, public grants, incubators, seed accelerators, and private partnerships in all parts of the world.

Serial entrepreneur Manuel Stagars advises students, faculty, and researchers how to test their ideas for marketability, how to develop commercial products out of research projects, and how to engage companies and investors with attractive value propositions. The author has seventeen years of experience as startup entrepreneur, founder of seven companies in the United States, Europe, and Japan, consultant to universities on commercializing their research programs, angel investor, and startup mentor. Stagars’ advice is field-tested, battle-hardened, and supported with a wealth of instructive first-hand examples from his international experience.

The author advises academic entrepreneurs to take matters into their own hands instead of relying on the initiative and support of universities and governments. He shows students and researchers how to fit lean startup methods to their existing university ecosystems, leveraging their strengths without getting bogged down in bureaucratic morass. Avoiding theory and jargon, the book focuses on real-world situations, practical steps, checklists, and case studies. University students and researchers will learn the skills they need to become startup entrepreneurs on an academic platform.

The final part of University Startups and Spin-Offs addresses university administrators, educators, technology licensing officers, incubator managers, and government grant officers. It shows them with practical examples from the private and academic sectors how to integrate startups into the fabric of the university, develop a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem for students and researchers, leverage latent network effects, build bridges between scientific research and industries seeking innovative solutions, enhance the public image of the university, and motivate the university’s best and brightest to engage in startup enterprises that will deliver benefits to the university and the public as well as to themselves.

About the authors

Manuel Stagars is a serial entrepreneur, business consultant, and founder of seven companies. A graduate with honors from London School of Economics (LSE), he holds certifications as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and Energy Risk Professional (ERP). This enables him to blend creative entrepreneurship with contemporary macroeconomics and the perspective of an investor and venture capitalist. Mr. Stagars' companies have worked on over two hundred client projects in the United States, Switzerland, and Japan. He is supporting startups as an angel investor and consults for them on business development, strategy, and platform thinking, and he is advising universities on their startups and spin-offs.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The Status Quo: How Do Startups Fit into Universities?

    Stagars, Manuel

    Pages 5-14

  • The Lean Startup Changed Everything

    Stagars, Manuel

    Pages 15-27

  • What Does It Mean to Be a Startup Entrepreneur?

    Stagars, Manuel

    Pages 29-54

  • Engaging Others with Actionable Next Steps

    Stagars, Manuel

    Pages 55-60

  • Benefits vs. Features

    Stagars, Manuel

    Pages 61-66

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0623-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0624-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
University Startups and Spin-Offs
Book Subtitle
Guide for Entrepreneurs in Academia
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Manuel Stagars
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0623-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0623-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0624-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations
Topics