The Rush on Business show is going on the road this next week. On Monday, November 5, I’ll be speaking in an Entrepreneur Workshop at Iowa State University. The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Graduate Program at ISU received funding to teach the Entrepreneurship Workshop, which is a one-credit, hands-on workshop for students interested in entrepreneurial activities with particular emphasis on commercializing a technology and/or starting a company.
My talk will focus on Avoiding the Top Ten Legal Surprises that Wreak Havoc in New Tech Companies.
FYI: A National Science Foundation Report has just named Iowa State University as a technology licensing powerhouse.
The report noted that the Iowa State University Research Foundation executed 218 licenses in the year ending June 30, 2005. That was second in the country behind the University of California system.
"This is a tremendous accomplishment considering the University of California system has about $3 billion in research expenditures compared to ISU’s $210 million," the case study said.
The study also noted Iowa State’s total of 745 active licenses ranks sixth in the country. And the five start-up companies Iowa State launched in fiscal year 2005 ranked 22nd nationally.