WSGR Entrepreneur Bootcamp

GW Entrepreneur Bootcamp 2015

In partnership with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) hosted the Entrepreneur Bootcamp on March 19, 2018.

The George Washington University (GW) faculty inventors now participate in relationships with startup companies via research and licensing more than ever before. The Entrepreneur Bootcamp provides an opportunity for the GW community to increase understanding of commercial partners. Increasing GW's business IQ will help us build the new relationships necessary to bring GW inventions to end-users.

The one-day Entrepreneur Bootcamp provides the university community, including clinicians and scientific faculty in the process of – or considering – getting involved in a new venture the opportunity to discuss the business, legal and practical issues facing today’s technology entrepreneurs. Local experienced business entrepreneurs attend, so valuable entrepreneurial networking opportunities are part of the program.

Stay tuned for the next Bootcamp! Email us for more information.

Topics of Discussion

  • Developing an Intellectual Property (IP) strategy that fits the business.
  • How IP protection relates to the commercialization objectives of your business.
  • Early decisions on forming the startup entity, including timing, documents, choice of entity, allocating founders’ stock, and organizing the board of directors.
  • Business Plans & fundraising, including approaching investors.
  • Valuation & term sheets as applied to early-stage companies and technology projects.
  • Liquidity and exit opportunities, including current trends in mergers and acquisitions.