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For Startups

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Are you an entrepreneurial Stanford student or faculty member interested in forming a startup company based on a Stanford invention? See below for helpful resources, best practices, frequently asked questions, and more.

Best Practices for Startups

Our recommended best practices for startups, with information for both student and faculty startups.

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Conflict of Interest Policies

University policies on conflict of interest that individuals considering a startup should review.

Startup FAQs

Not sure where to start? Our frequently asked questions might have what you're looking for.

Additional Startup-relevant pages:

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HIT Fund

OTL's High Impact Technology (HIT) Fund provides strategic, monetary, and advisory support to faculty, students, postdocs, and staff to help enable the transition of innovative Stanford technologies.


Information for Industry

See industry resources and learn about our process for licensing to industry that also applies to startup companies. You can also view technologies available for licensing here.