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von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center

Publications and Resources

Accelerating Commercialization of Cost-Saving Health Technologies
This report co-authored by the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center highlights an innovative collaboration between leading organizations and companies to help private foundations and the private sector turn their health technology discoveries into innovation, helping to address a long-standing need to lower costs and improve access to affordable healthcare.

Beyster Startup Toolkit
The Beyster Institute at UC San Diego's Rady School of Management is offering the Beyster Startup Toolkit, a comprehensive tool to assist the entrepreneur as they run their business. Currently, the Toolkit has three modules: equity compensation, commercial real estate, and intellectual property. Future modules are planned such as commercial banking, human resources, and company culture.

Kauffman Foundation
Proof of Concept Centers: Accelerating the Commercialization of University Innovation. The von Liebig Center was profiled in a report by the Kauffman Foundation on accelerating the commercialization of university innovations. The report concluded the Center's success is evidenced by their demonstrated ability to help researchers attract private capital.

One Road Out of 'The Valley of Death'
The Valley of Death represents the funding drought that startup and emerging companies face after a discovery is found but before they can find funding to help them move the company off the starting blocks. While Congress and the Obama administration continue their quest to find the silver bullet that will spark small-business job creation, universities are developing "proof of concept" centers that help startup companies survive the Valley of Death.