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Startup FAQs
Questions about ASU startups

Startup FAQs

Startup FAQs

Are the Risks Worth the Reward?

Our team has assisted with the formation of over 96 startup companies, based on ASU research discoveries and faculty research efforts, since 2003. Of those companies, 10 companies have had exits; eight through mergers or acquisitions and two through Initial Public Offerings. Collectively, AzTE’s portfolio of spinout companies has received $600 million from venture funding, public markets and other investments. This success is gaining national attention.

Will AzTE assist in the formation of my company?

Yes, we will work with you to get the administrative paperwork completed and filed.

Are Inventors involved in the licensing process?

Yes, Inventors are involved in the licensing process.  We will work with you and your team to ensure the best possible terms to set your company up for success.

Is there a standard license agreement template?

Yes, but we are flexible and will deviate from the template when the need arises.

What happens after my startup is formed and the license agreement is signed?

ASU’s ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation (E+I) will work with AzTE to support your entrepreneurial venture and provide valuable resources through classes and networking opportunities. 

How do I get started?

Start by completing an Invention Disclosure form and contacting our team.

Search Inventions

Looking for a technology or invention to commercialize? Arizona State University has over 600 technologies available for licensing. Start your search here or submit your own invention.